Posted On: 01/16/18 11:58 AM
Many talk about how strong certain classes are but the class of 2020 is maybe one the strongest classes we’ve had in a long time. It’s a unique group as they have so many players who have the talent to play at the next level and with their continued hard work and dedication towards their craft after these two years are up, the sky’s the limit. In this article, Prep Hoops shines some light on a special group of student athletes around Colorado, say what makes them stand out in their respective class and also has some updates on how their season’s going so far, here’s Part III.
Devin Carter 6’3 Wing (George Washington)
Right now Devin is an important piece to GW, but once he’s given the keys to the Patriots offense in a year or two he has what it takes to be a Top-5 player in the state. His ceiling is that high and that’s with being surrounded by some incredible guards, he seems to be finding his own. He had a very strong summer that seen his stock rise, playing for the Colorado Hawks and went and showed out at the BXST Showcase where he took home the Co-MVP award. That play translated into him going into high school season ready. In only his sophomore season he is putting up the numbers. At 8.8 points per game he’s 4th in the team in scoring in his first full year with extended varsity minutes. With his father being former NBA and Nuggets player Anthony Carter he appears to be living up to the family name.
Sebastian Cole 5’10 PG (Cherry Creek)
On a very balanced Bruins team Sebastian still manages to stick out due to his vision and high basketball IQ. He didn’t get to see a lot of varsity playing time last season but that time off gave him plenty of time to observe and get a feel of what’s to come and areas of improvement come summer. The pure point guard came into the season improved and ready to go. He’s putting up 10.3 points and 2.4 assists a game, but I fully expect those numbers to increase heading into league play. Sebastian is a student of the game and will only keep growing. Excited to see his game grow and evolve for the next 2 and half years.
Caleb McGill 6’6 Center (Grandview)
Grandview is currently at 10-1 on their revenge tour from last year’s devastating buzzer beating loss in the Great 8 and the player that mans the middle is Caleb McGill. Caleb has made a huge leap from last season becoming a big threat on the court for the Wolves this season and letting his presence be known. The 6’6 center is giving teams tons of problems on both the defensive and offensive end of the court as he’s averaging 7.3 points, 4.8 assist and 1.8 rebounds a game this season but what can’t be measured is his impact on the defensive end in terms of change. He alters so many shots and extends plays with his size, teams have to work extra just having to adjust to going up against a player of his stature. His improved work on the offensive end has him shooting 48% from the field that’ll surely increase with time. He’s a player that’ll continue growing in all areas: size, offense, defense and feel for the game and one player to have on your radars.
Cam Le Van 5’9 PG (Legend)
Cam is maybe the most over looked player out of this group. His game is a perfect fit for this team as they go as he goes. The sophomore captain has played and started in all of the teams 11 games this season and his impact on the court is unmatched. His effort is usually leads to defensive stops and big runs. At 9.2 pts, 3.3 ast and 1.7 steals a game he’s one of the best all-around players in this age group. His defensive presence translates to his offense as he has active hands and great court vision as he plays the passing lanes well. He has an attack first mentality on both ends of the court and is a young leader in only his 2nd year. Legend will be a force to be reckoned with come senior year and Cam will be the reason.
Christian Speller 6’3 Wing (Rangeview)
The other half of the Speller twins from Rangeview is Christian. Just looking at him you’ll see a big combo guard but he is all that and more. He’s a complete player and one the Raiders rely on both offensively and defensively. At 6’3, 188 pounds, he has a very mature body for his age and he has the ability to battle down low the bigs, but also defend guars on the perimeter. He’s only played in nine of the 11 games this season and averages 4.7 points, 3.3 assist and 1 steal a game. His numbers don’t really show how much of an asset he is to the team but with a couple of solid league games they’ll increase.