Prospect Rankings Update: 2019 Top Interior Scorers

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Posted On: 08/24/17 6:00 AM

There are 121 total players included in our 2019 Prospect Rankings, all of which will be included exactly once in our week-long series, where we will segment analysis by player speciality. Throughout the entire week, you can expect articles to include a list of 10-20 players who fit a theme, with five or more individual break-downs.

Here are the forward and center prospects from the class who can be recruited for their ability to score in the paint.

#25 Keshawn Heard

The 6’7” big from Columbus Newark is a tremendous athlete who specializes as a finisher. Heard picks his spots away from the ball, showing great awareness on when to cut to the rim for a drop-down pass.

#31 Ben Wight
#37 Jarod Schulze

Schulze is a massive force that has no troubles moving opposing centers out of the way. Once he creates a point-blank look at the basket, Schulze shows a soft touch on right-handed hooks. He’s also good for a couple second chance put-backs, again thanks to his positioning.

#41 AJ Garrett
#42 Jatsiel Colon

Colon hasn’t really been on the floor much since he’s arrived in Lima from Puerto Rice, because of transferring regulations and such. However, the word is that he’s the real deal and can definitely play basketball at the collegiate level. We’ll track his junior season closely and update the readers on his production.

#62 Kevin Davet
#69 Jackson Harris
#73 Ratez Roberts
#76 Justin Stephens

Stephens was allotted some post touches this spring/summer. The fast-paced style at Trotwood isn’t conducive to an interior scorer like Stephens, so the grassroots season will continue to be crucial for his recruitment. He has the tools, including length and shooting touch, to score double digits in the paint consistently.

#86 Owen Hazelbaker
#106 Kevin Bishop