Posted On: 10/13/17 6:15 PM
A trio of tenth graders at Lakewood St. Edward are certain to land on the radar of college basketball recruiters.
Grant Huffman, Devontae Blanton and Montorie Foster are all listed among the top ten players in the state for the class of 2020, according to prephoops.
Blanton, a 6’5” forward, is ranked No. 4 in the state, Huffman, a 6’4” point guard is No. 6 and Foster, a 6’0” point guard is No. 10.
Huffman, who grew two inches over the summer, is getting looks from school’s in the Big 10 and according to his coach, Eric Flannery is a “high major” Division I prospect at this point.
He started as a freshman for a team that went all the way to the state finals before losing and Huffman at times last year was St. Edward’s best player, according to his coach Eric Flannery. He averaged 8.2 points per game, 2.4 assists and two steals a game.
“He had a great summer. His recruitment is anywhere from high to mid-major and he’s got Big Ten Schools are in on him.
“He has a high basketball IQ and gets to the rim,” Flannery said of Huffman.
During the summer Huffman worked on his perimeter shooting.
“Once he gets that he’s a high major recruit,” Flannery said.
Blanton, a 6-5 forward, suffered a knee injury prior to his freshman year and rounded into shape as the season progressed. Mid-major schools have been all over Blanton, who can get to the basket as well as step outside and shoot it.
“He’s a skilled 4 for us, but he’s probably a 3 in college. He handles it and passes it very well and is very athletic,” Flannery said of Blanton.
A breakout season could be coming for Blanton, who averaged around 4 points and 1 .5 rebounds a game.
Foster played in a backup role as a freshman but should move into the starting 2 guard role this winter. At 6’1” he can get to the rim and mixes that with a solid outside game. Foster averaged 3.9 points per game and 1.2 assists.
“He’s a low to mid-major Division I prospect who could go even higher,” Flannery said.