Posted On: 02/14/17 10:00 AM
Today, we are going to be taking a look at the best players for the 2017 class that has yet to commit to play at the next level. We are going to be separating the players into three catagories: guards, wings, and forwards.
J’son Brooks (6’7 LaGrange)
I wrote a little bit about Brooks previously, as part of our stock risers article, but I feel like his talent can use some more recognition. It isn’t very often that you can get this late into the recruiting cycle and a skilled 6’7 player is still available. Brook’s best attribute is his versitility, and will have the ability to play the 2-4 at the next level comfortably.
Kevin Norman (6’4 Peabody)
Norman continues to get better playing on the wing, after spending most of his life down on the block. He has worked very hard to improve his ball handling, and that in combination with his elite athleticism and smooth jumper should lead to him having the ability to play the wing at the next level. Especially with his unique ability to guard 1-4.
Kaedrick Williams (6’5 Lincoln Prep)
For his high school team, Williams is the lead play-maker, on a team filled with playmakers. Operating at the high post, he consistently finds the open man either spotting up or cutting, and despite his size, leads his team in assists. Whether or not he will have the ball handling or shot to transition off ball has yet to be seen, but with his mind and athleticism, I would be surprised if he couldn’t.
Trenton Guidry (6’5 Hathaway)
Guidry is another player that simply due to size is relied upon as only a post by his high school team, but over the summer, including at our Prep Hoops Top 250 Camp, he showed that he has the skill set to move to the wing at the next level. He has the ball handing, shot and defense to transition to more of a 3/4 combo at the college level, as well as the ability to punish smaller players on the block.