Posted On: 04/11/17 2:25 PM
DENVER, Colo. — Prep Hoops takes a look at some of the top 17U wings who impressed this past weekend in Denver at the Spring Kick Off (2017).
Top 2018 Wings
1 — Connor Nelson, 6’5, 2017, Denver South, Billups Elite
Good all-around guard that has a nice outside jumper. Good length for a 2/3 guy. Can really shoot it from the outside. Was ranked No. 58 in the latest PrepHoops/Colorado rankings. Had a good showing over the weekend.
13 — Jeremy Cody, 6’7, 2018, Pueblo South, Colorado Chaos
Has nice size and frame, is an explosive athlete. Threw down a highlight reel dunk on Saturday over a defender from Wyoming that was waved off. Cody is a terrific rebounder and defender, able to muscle up big guys in the paint and hedge out on the perimeter. Is a terrific glue guy type player who spends a lot of his time offensively on the baseline.
31 — Adam Thistlewood, 6’6, 2018, B & B Basketball Academy
Has terrific size and length for a wing and has seen his stock rise in recent months. He is a versatile, inside-outside player who does a little bit of everything — rebound, defend, pass, shoot and is able to attack the bucket off the bounce. His play has started to turn the heads of college programs as he has heard from several low-major Division I programs.
50 — David Wingett, 6’7, 2018, Billups Elite
Really like this kid’s game. He’s a long, lanky left hander that has a diverse skill set and all-around game. His team didn’t necessarily have the best weekend but had some nice individual pieces. xx has the ability to shoot the 3, and has nice size for a wing player. Can handle the ball, get to the basket and is a terrific passer with a good feel for the game.