With the early signing period approaching and most of the top players in the state committed, we'll take a look at who is still available on the wing today. There is a bundle of talent for all different levels but here are the top 5 players and a little about them.
Troy Green 6’3 Guard East St. John
Troy Green is one of the toughest match-ups in the state due to his size and strength. He's a big bodied 6'3 wing player who can score from every level including the post against smaller defenders. Bigger players can't stay in front of him and he has the explosiveness to finish above the rim as well. His recruitment will be interesting to watch as there are sure to be varying opinions.
DJ White 6’5 Small Forward University High
DJ White is currently tearing up the gridiron and his future will likely lie in football but on the basketball court he's a tough wing defender for the two time defending champs. He has the ability to knock down shots from outside and is very good catching it on the move to the rim. Like Green, he's a big bodied player who could be a handful if he decided to post more.
Jordan Adebutu 6’2 Shooting Guard Scotlandville
For Scotlandville, you can find Jordan Adebutu in a variety of roles. He'll play the high post and even low post at times but there is no doubt he is a very high level shooter with sneaky athleticism. He handles the ball well enough and has a variety of ways to get his shot off. As the transition to college occurs, Adebutu will need to work on his footwork on the perimeter as a defender.
Roydell Brown 6’5 Small Forward Helen Cox
Roydell Brown is as explosive as you'll find. He's very well known for his high flying ability both as a show and in game. He's a threat on the break, off the dribble, or on a put back for anyone trying to challenge him at the rim. He has to get more consistency on his jump shot and he'll need to develop both defensively and ball handling on the perimeter but he's primed to do so as a high level athlete.
Will Reese 6’4 Small Forward Anacoco
At the LHSAA playoffs last year, Will Reese was named the overall tournament MVP and for a good reason. He's got the ability to put a team on his back in multiple ways and he does so consistently for Anacoco. He led them to a state title last and they will likely be in the mix this year. Reese isn't in a well covered area in the state but he should be on quite a few colleges radars. He's a multi-sport athlete as well.