Posted On: 02/28/17 12:32 PM
For a lot of college coaches, their seasons are either over or pretty close to it and during the State Tournament, they will have a chance to get out and scout some more. With that in mind, we profile ten guys who college coaches haven’t seen enough of yet.
Grant Smith – 6’5 | SF | Connersville (IN)
Breakdown: This class is so loaded that I think some have just not seen Grant play enough. He might be a thin-framed kid from Connersville but he’s as athletic as anyone and he can score the ball. Jumper isn’t as a big of a weapon but he can get to the rack well and lives at the free throw line. Would be a nice, late grab for a DII looking to add some depth on the wing.
Offers: Goshen, Indiana Tech, IU-East, Olney Central, Holy Cross, Huntington
Campbell Donovan – 6’1 | CG | Bishop Dwenger (IN)
Breakdown: Donovan is a guy that should be on a lot of DIII and NAIA lists with his ability to shoot and handle the ball. Will give you an offensive weapon that, when put at the right level, can handle the point guard role a bit. Also, he doesn’t give up a lot of size on the perimeter and should be capable defensively. It also helps that he is an outstanding student.
Connor Washburn – 6’7 | PF | Fishers (IN)
Breakdown: Washburn is a very athletic forward who lacks the offensive polish right now but could grab it pretty quick in college. Where his strengths lie are with his quick jump and long arms as well as his ability to play above the rim. He is a pretty solid shot blocker and can play with athletes as well. Give him time to develop and he could be a steal.
Cooper Bybee – 6’1 | SG | Edgewood (IN)
Breakdown: Now, Bybee has to do a lot for Edgewood to be in the bigger games on their schedule but I think once you limit some of the forced shots he takes, he is going to be a huge offensive additions as he can make some big shots. He’s a great three-point shooter who is solid creating into the mid-range but you take him as a shooter first. If you need shooting, he is one of the best on the board and maybe the most potent.
De’Ante Booker – 6’2 | SG | Evansville Harrison (IN)
Breakdown: Booker is in an area of the state that colleges just seem to not want to recruit as heavy and it is understandable a bit as Evansville is a drive. However, he is going to end up as a steal for a team. Booker is a big, strong scoring guard that is only scratching the surface. A little passive early in his career but he is starting to come out and put up some big numbers. He’s had a couple 30+ point games and gives you a good balance of shooting and driving.
Ian Kristensen – 6’5 | SF | Westfield (IN)
Breakdown: Not many players have played as well and consistently down the stretch as Kristensen has. He’s a big, tall wing with the ability to play a ton of different spots for a DIII or NAIA program. Fits better at the DIII level because he can maximize his versatility in the post. Could play the 2G as well. Has the academics and skill set to help a lot of teams but hasn’t been as good on offense as he has been the last half season for Westfield. Time for schools to give him another look.
Offers: Hanover, Huntington, Malone, Trine
Isaac Hibbard – 6’1 | SG | New Albany (IN)
Breakdown: Hibbard is a guy who is really lacking the offers right now and for a kid that has played on a State Championship team a year ago and is one of the headiest players you will find in the class, that is a bit surprising. He’s a really good shooter who will fit better is a DIII/NAIA level school where a lot of his offense will come off the catch and his driving ability will be highlighted.
Josh Brewer – 6’5 | SF | Ben Davis (IN)
Breakdown: Brewer has come a long way in his development in the last year. He’s much more within himself, not looking to push the issue and letting the game come to him. He’s a guy that can really give a NAIA/DII programs so athleticism and scoring ability. He will have to refine his jumper but it has been a big weapon for him at times. He’s still waiting on offers.
Nate Walpole – 6’0 | CG | Whitko (IN)
Breakdown: Walpole is one of those guys that doesn’t play a tough schedule and plays a lot of games in the middle of nowhere that helps hide him a bit. Coaches have seen him but maybe not so much recently. He’s got a really great jumper and at the next level that weapon should be even bigger as he likely plays off the ball. Has a little bit of driving ability and has put up big numbers his whole career. Can bring the offense for a team needing a boost.
Offers: Ohio Christian
Tanner Yeryar – 6’0 | PG | Shakamak (IN)
Breakdown: People remember Yeryar from year’s past when he was only a 5’9 guard who was putting up points. Well, now he’s 6’0 and really skilled as a scorer. He’s also kept his handles tight and could be a great player for a DIII/NAIA program. He has a ton of offense in his game and with the ability to play on the ball, he should provide a team with a dynamic player.