Posted On: 02/27/18 8:17 AM
As we continue to breakdown our prospect rankings, we take a look at part one of the wings who play high school basketball in the Central and Western regions of VA.
Daniil Kastkin | 6’7” | Mount Mission (#15 Overall)
The Russian wing showed out at the right time and picked up an offer from Penn State, one that he eventually committed to. Kasatkin has great size, he can shoot the basketball and has a decent handle. However, the best part of his game has to be his ability to pass the rock, as he has great vision and can really whip it around to create for teammates.
Max Johns | 6’4” | Woodberry Forest (#22 Overall)
A Princeton commit who has bounced back nicely from some injury issues, Johns is an athletic wing who does a little bit of everything. He finishes well through traffic, he can shoot the basketball and defensively he’s strong both on and off the basketball. He rebounds well for a wing and finds different ways to impact the game with his high motor and good IQ.
Sardarr Calhoun | 6’4” | Blue Ridge (#23 Overall)
Calhoun, along with the next three guys, are some of the best available players left in the state. After transferring to Blue Ridge two years ago, you’ve seen him blossom from an athletic wing to a basketball player, one that can shoot, plays within the system and defends. If he continues to improve and goes to the right system he should excel at the next level.
BJ Fitzgerald | 6’6” | Carlisle School (#31 Overall)
Coming out of nowhere the past year or so, Fitzgerald has shown that he’s a very talented guy who can play on and off the basketball. He’s a streaky shooter but once he knocks it down he gets it going. He’s aggressive when going downhill, athletic and finishes above the rim and has great vision with the ball in his hands.
Benson Lin | 6’5”| Hargrave (#35 Overall)
Hailing from Taiwan, Lin was a star at Wesley Prep last year before transferring to Hargrave and becoming their best player this year. He was voted to the VIC First Team, and his ability to light it up showed big time, including going for over 30 in a win vs. top seed Miller School. He has great size and a high IQ, he can shoot it with ease from past NBA range and he’s a crafty creator off the bounce.
Jaylin Reed | 6’2” | Miller School (#49 Overall)
Reed has dealt with some injury issues in the past, but one thing he’s consistently done is make shots. He can make shots both off the catch and off the bounce, open and contested, and from all three levels. He has a good understanding of the game and finds a way to make plays on both ends of the floor.