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Posted On: 08/30/17 6:00 AM
There’s a lot of high school and grassroots basketball left to be played for the kids included in our 2020 Prospect Rankings. Some players will play their way up the rankings, while others will digress and fall out. For that reason, most of these players aren’t a priority for college programs at this point in their career — it’s just too early!
As of right now, we have 105 prospects from the 2020 class who we’ve seen enough from to believe they’re future college hoopers. We look forward to explaining their spots in our rankings throughout the week with articles like this one, which is focusing on the perimeter wings.
The entirety of our concerns about Johnson revolve around his lack of jump shooting ability. It’s obviously a skill that can be acquired, and we have confidence he’ll add it. But currently, Johnson specializes as transition playmaker. He has one of the highest vertical leaps in the 2020 class.
The Columbus East prospect already has an offer from Maryland Eastern Shore.
Early in the spring for the NEO Shooting Stars, Ross showed flashes of excellence as a slasher at the Dru Joyce Classic. He’s an athletic kid who should earn minutes at the varsity level next season for reigning D-II State Champion, Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary. The 6’4” Ross should be able to defend 1-4 on most nights at the high school level.
Garfield Heights is so talented right now that Laster may not even see the floor during close games next season for the Bulldogs. If he does, it will be because of his raw athleticism.
Laster already has an offer from Cleveland State.
Boclear should be the featured member of Lawrence Upper going forward. His scoring ability on the break is facilitated by his long strides and vertical bounce. Boclear also has the lateral quickness and length to become a shut-down defender.
Mason’s varsity roster was too loaded with upperclassmen for Land to see the floor last season. Now that he’s transferred to Archbishop Moeller, Land could be in the same situation as a sophomore.
His recruitment could sky-rocket if he adds height. Land is 6’3” right now, but his father is up around 6’8”.
Mischal is a hard-nosed wing that flies up and down the court. He looks to push the ball and get all the way to the basket, yet can pull-up from three.
Kimmons didn’t log a ton of minutes for either Toledo St. John’s or C2K Elite last season. Yet, his raw athleticism as a ball-handler is exciting. Once Kimmons adds weight to his frame and becomes more balanced in the lane, expect him to become major component to the success of both those programs.