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Posted On: 09/12/15 11:00 AM

The post prospects are pretty thin overall as far as star power and D1 talent.  Where it does excel is in the D3/NAIA ranks.  Let’s jump into the position a little bit more.

The top post prospect in the 2016 class is Hinsdale South 2016 center Barret Benson.  The big bodied 6’10” center has legit size along with a skilled low post game.  Flashes the ability to step out and knock down a face up jumper.  He is headed to Northwestern.  The top power forward in Illinois is St. Joseph’s four man Nick Rakocevic.  The St. Joe’s star struggled to find consistency throughout the spring and summer after a strong junior campaign.  He is still a high major prospect with his size, athleticism, potential on the block, and ability to stretch the floor.

Beyond those two there are no other high-major post targets.  The power forward group presents a small group of solid mid-major and low-major options.  They are topped by Brandon Johnson (TF South).  The 6’7” bouncy four excels at hitting the offensive glass and using his motor to get second chance points.  Lorenzo Edwards (Lake Forest), Terrell Phipps (Simeon), and IUPUI commit Elyjah

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