Louisiana Class of 2019 Rankings: New Faces

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Posted On: 09/12/17 8:26 PM

Jahein Spencer 6’4 G Madison Prep Ranking: 6

Jahein has went from a relative unknown before this summer to being considered one of the top players of his class. He has really nice size at the guard position, and he is able to use that size to bully his way into the paint. He is a capable shooter, both catch and shoot and off the dribble, but there is still plenty of room for him to grow in that part of his game. It will be interesting to see how he transitions to a tougher schedule at Madison Prep, versus the competition level that he faced in years past at Assumption before transferring.

 

De’Antray Hughes 6’5 F Edna Karr Ranking: 20

De’Antray has had an excellent series of camps over the last month or so that has allowed him to sky rocket up the rankings. He has the size and athleticism that you would hope for a college wing, and if he can prove that he is capable of knocking down the three at an above average rate, there is little doubt that college coaches are going to come knocking.

 

Nick Judice 6’6 F Catholic BR Ranking: 22

Judice is another prospect that has the size and skills to translate to the wing at the next level nicely. He is an absolute knockdown shooter, and at his size he is able to spread the floor, knocking down shots over the top of the defense. He still has a ways to go as far as attacking the goal against similarly sized and more athletic players, but his shooting ability should have coaches attention.

 

Greg Hammond 6’5 F Sophie B. Wright Ranking: 26

Hammond is another 2019 forward/center tweener for Sophie B. Wright’s 2019 class. He has a quick first step and is very effective getting to the goal in one or two dribbles. He has a bit of an awkward looking jump shot, and I have questions regarding whether or not it will be successful at the next level, but you certainly can’t question how often it goes in.

 

Dajour Lloyd 6’1 G West Jefferson Ranking: 31

Dajour had the added benefit this summer of playing up with the New Orleans Wolves 17u, and lead the show for one of the top grassroots programs in the state. He is a phenomenal facilitator, and sees the floor as well as anyone, regardless of class. He is also very good on the defensive end, both playing on-ball, and playing the passing lanes off-ball.

 

Nick Caldwell 6’6 F Dutchtown Ranking: 36

Caldwell was a player that I saw for the first time late in the summer, but I walked away very impressed with what I saw. He has the every skill on the offensive end that you could ask for. He can put the ball on the floor and attack well off the dribble. He is a more than capable shooter from deep, and can facilitate well for a small forward.