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Posted On: 04/1/15 7:30 PM

Josh VanLingen (6'8 PF, Western Christian, Hull)

Maybe the best big in the 2016 class, and it’s a really good class for bigs. VanLingen is a thick-bodied 6-foot-8 post who has soft touch and a highly developed skillset. He averaged 19 points on 60 percent shooting, 12.8 rebounds and 2.4 blocks this season while leading Western Christian to the state tournament. He was dominant in an early quarterfinal exit from the tournament, going for 32 points, 17 rebounds and 5 blocks. It’s time to start recruiting this hidden gem.

Jaylan White (5'9 PG, I-35)

White was shockingly good during his junior season at I-35, leading class 2A in scoring (23.9 ppg), assists (7.8 apg) and steals (5.3 spg). Some knock the electrifying 5-foot-9 point guard because his mind-boggling numbers came against 2A competition, making his 17U campaign with Kingdom Hoops all the more important. White has been generating Division I and Division II interest, he most recently took an unofficial visit to Drake in January.

Granger Kingland (6'3 SG, Lake Mills)

He’s a 6-foot-3 shooting guard who connected on 82 of his 153 3-point attempts this season, good for 54 percent -- he might be the best shooter in the

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