Posted On: 02/3/18 10:48 AM
The difference between Division One basketball and Division Two basketball is not far apart. Today we take a look at some of the top Division I,II,II, NAIA prospects from the Reynolds High School against North Buncombe High School game.
2018 SF Ren Dyer of North Buncombe High School has to be at the low-to-mid major level for the next level. He is just more athletic, stronger, has a will to win, and makes plays better than most of the players that he goes against. He is getting better with his outside shot and is starting to hit it more consistently. He can throw down dunks in traffic or on the break. Has anyone had a stronger season than Dyer in WNC? Has there been another player who has improved so much from one season to the next?
2018 PG Isaiah Pruett of Reynolds High School in Asheville, NC can score with his shooting ability, his ability to get to rim and his ability to get to the foul line. Doesn’t turn the ball over and plays smart, has a consistent shot from beyond the three-point line. Scored 37 points against North Buncombe High School on Friday night.
2019 shooting guard Jalen Crowder of Reynolds High School put on one of the best shooting performances I have seen this season in Western North Carolina. He has one of the best shooting forms that I have seen in this area and recorded five, three-point baskets in the first nine minutes for Reynolds High School against North Buncombe High School on Friday night. He has good size at 6-foot-2 and gets high on his shot with a high-release.
2020 guard Tyler Parton of Reynolds High School is another small guard for The Rockets but he has a high basketball IQ, can make shots from all over the floor, doesn’t make mistakes with the ball in his hands. He makes good passes for an underclassman and doesn’t get in a hurry.
2018 guard Jack Ritchie of North Buncombe High School is a solid Division II/III prospect. Being 6-foot, he has the athletic ability to play with players that are bigger than him. He has a strong upper-body and just plain out knows how to get the ball in the basket. He can get better with his outside shot, but that will come with repetition. He does a good job of getting into the lane and creating for other players.
2018 guard Chandler Brown of North Buncombe High School is a small guard that can probably play at the Division III/NAIA level and make some noise. He is a smooth shooting lefty who can knock down the three-point shot and mid-range jumper. He handles the ball well enough to contribute at that level in the future.