Posted On: 11/25/17 3:30 PM
Jared Butler 6’3 G Riverside 2018 (Alabama commit)
You will be hard pressed to find a player in the entire country who has risen their stock as high as Jared Butler has from last season to this summer. He moved up over 200 spots in our national rankings, all the way up to number 90, and I wouldn’t be surprised if he keeps on rising. He is an elite shooter from deep, and is able to use his size to see over the defense when attacking the goal. With the way the NBA is going, he might be the best potential pro prospect of the 2018 class.
Mylik Wilson 6’3 G Rayville 2019
Honestly, I am surprised that Wilson didn’t make the same jump that Butler did this past summer, and I expect him to rocket up recruiting boards by the end of next summer. He is an uber athletic guard, and he can flat out score. He can score it at all three levels and had multiple games this summer playing on the Nike circuit where he went for 30+ points. He has won everywhere he has been, and I expect much of the same this year. With Madison Prep moving up to 3A, Rayville has the inside track on the 2A state title this year.
Jordan Wright 6’5 G Dunham 2019
With his size and skills, there isn’t much that Jordan Wright can’t do, especially on the high school level. At his size, there are very few in the state that are capable of stopping him one on one from getting to the rim, so that means that you’re going to have to bring help. That then creates another problem, because he has an incredibly high basketball (and regular) IQ, so he is just as happy carving the defense up with passing as he is scoring. He continues to make strides in his athleticism, making him better on defense and rebounding. Dunham was able to make it to the state title game last year, falling to Country Day. If they are able to take the state title home this year, he has a great shot at POY.
Christavious Thomas 6’5 F North Caddo 2018
Thomas is a long, athletic wing that is going to be leading one of the most consistent teams in 2A over the past 10 years. He is kept mostly around the paint with the Rebels, and he is a force to be reckoned with there. He is a really good rim protector, especially for his size, and is able to be a real force on the defensive end. On offense, he has gotten better every time I have seen him, and is more of a wing than he has been in the past.