2016 Post Stock Risers


Posted On: 09/12/15 5:00 PM

Here is a look at five post prospects that helped their stock significantly in the most recent rankings.

C Loudon Vollbrecht (Geneva)

No prospect on the interior helped their stock more than Vollbrecht over the last six months.  The 6’9” center went to work for Tri City Thunder using his strength advantage as well as nimble footwork to dominate on the interior.  He consistently gets deep post position and can finish with both brute strength and a soft touch.  Vollbrecht is a solid post passer finding shooters out of the double.  He is a good rebounder and tough post defender even blocking a shot every now and then.  Low-major priority that if he waits might get some mid-major attention.

PF Elyjah Goss (Plainfield East)

Goss is a mobile four man at 6’7” that can guard a ball screen and defend on the perimeter when needed.  He showed improvements as far as his toughness on the interior in July.  Offensively Goss can step out and knock down a face up jumper.  His hands have also gotten better which helps him finish in traffic.  Goss committed to IUPUI in early September.

PF Jon Marotta (Lincoln Way West)

Marotta is a face up four man that stretches the defense out to beyond the three point arc with his shot.  He can also score in the post using angles and being crafty on the interior.  Will need to add strength.  Probably best at the D2 level.

PF Ethan Pogge (Normal Community)

Pogge is a tough and versatile combo forward that works best out of the high post.  He passes it well and can knock down a mid-range jumper.  The Normal Community senior likes to mix it up inside and fight on the glass.  Great D3/NAIA prospect.

PF Zach Grady (Bolingbrook)

Grady is a load on the interior.  The big bodied post uses his strength to take up space on both ends of the floor.  He moves well on his feet and has improved his all-around game.  Small school steal!