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Posted On: 11/21/17 10:00 PM
We recently unveiled our first 2021 class rankings. The class is shaping up to be one of the deepest we’ve seen in Kentucky in a while. This group is full of kids with high major upside. Time will tell if these young men reach that potential or not but you can’t help but get excited about this group overall. As is usually the case with Kentucky, this class is light on true post players but there are some who can blossom into college players over the next 4 years.
Trey James (Sheldon Clark) – Much has already been written and said about Trey as one of the top members of the 2021 class. The question now becomes which school will give James his first scholarship offer. Trey has already visited Western Kentucky and Morehead State. It will be interesting to see what level James can reach.
Darrius Washington (Fern Creek) – Darrius has grown to 6’6 and possesses perhaps the most potential of anyone in the class. Darrius has a solid array of post moves on the block and has shown some ability to stretch the floor with his shooting. If he keeps growing and becomes a true power forward, he can be a high major level recruit.
Noah Gordon (Shelby County) – Noah was a standout at the Next Up Recruits freshman camp and will look to keep his momentum rolling into his freshman season at Shelby County. Noah is a big body with some skill. He’s at his best in the pick and roll and can stretch the floor a little with his shooting. For Gordon to reach his potential he will need to become more athletic. If Noah keeps growing, he can be a big time player in the class.
Mason Moore (Paintsville) – Mason can score from inside and out. As an 8th grader, Moore averaged 15 points per game at the varsity level and could very well score more than that this season. Others in the class may get the accolades but Mason Moore is on a good pace to be the leading scorer in the state in the 2021 class.
Other Names to Know: Tyler Slone (Oldham County), Scott Hamm IV (Russell County), Trace Flannery (Bowling Green)