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Posted On: 01/29/18 10:06 PM
Rising players in 2020 class
A look at several players in the 2020 Class that are turning heads this season and likely to crack the class rankings in the next update.
Kobe Johnson, 6’5, F, 2020, Ottawa
Johnson is a skilled inside-out big man who is strong enough to play in the paint, and skilled enough to step away from the basket and make some things happen. He is probably at his best playing in the high post where he is a terrific passer. He still needs to continue to improve his skill set but he has a bright future as a hybrid forward.
Tanner Mans, 6’4, F, 2020, Bishop Carroll
Mans is a skilled forward who is a little undersized for an interior player, but is developing into a wing who can play on the perimeter. He has a smooth looking 3-point stroke, moves exceptionally well off the ball, is a good passer and has a nice feel for the game.
Chris Miller, PF, 2020, Blue Valley Southwest
Miller is an undersized post player who gets the most out of his size and abilities. He likes to do work in the paint, gets good position in the post and goes to work. Miller has a wide array of post moves, is capable of finishing through contact and around bigger, stronger players and has the ability to put points on the board in a hurry.
Jack Moellers, 6’2, SG, 2020, St. James Academy
Moellers has emerged this season as an elite perimeter shooter, capable of shooting the ball from well beyond the arc, is capable of running off screens and playing off the ball, and can also shoot a little off the dribble. He is an emerging all-around player and is a capable scorer who has provided leadership and a steady hand in the backcourt.
Jacob Owen, 6’9, PF/C, 2020, Blue Valley
He’s not getting a lot of run just yet with Blue Valley, but patience here will be a big key — Owen has a lot of potential due to his size, length and athleticism. Owen is currently playing behind Siler Tschirhart this season, but runs the floor exceptionally well, is a good shot blocker and is able to finish around the basket and will likely play a much bigger role for the varsity next season and beyond.
O’mar Stanley, 6’8, F, 2020, Blue Valley West
Based on what we’ve seen, Stanley is easily the biggest riser in the 2020 class. He is a transfer from Hogan Prep where he played varsity minutes off the bench a year ago, and after a strong summer competing for MoKan Elite 15U squad, he moved to Blue Valley West in the offseason. He has grown to 6’8 and brings terrific size and length and a versatile, well-rounded skill set. He is emerging as a future college prospect and with a good spring and summer, he could begin to draw offers.