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Posted On: 02/14/18 1:55 AM
Roderick Glass, Jr., 6’4 SF, Class of 2018, Memphis Mitchell High School is a big time slasher who plays off the wing. Glass, Jr. attacks the basket, has a solid mid-range game and plays above the rim. He is averaging 15.5 ppg., 7 Rpg., 5 Apg., 2 steals and 1 block. Glass, Jr. has helped Memphis Mitchell win their district and are currently headed to the Shelby County Championship v. Hamilton High School. Glass, Jr. is a lock down defender and can handle the ball very well in transition. Memphis Mitchell has a really good chance to make it back to the state championship finals behind Glass, Jr. He is currently receiving looks from Top ranked JUCO’s
Cole Chaudoin, 6’7, WF, Class of 2018, Gordonsville High School is a solid WF in this class. The Martin Luther King transfer has stepped on the scene and made an immediate impact. He is averaging 17.9 Ppg., 8.9 Rpg., 3 Blks., 2 Apg and 1 steal. Chaudoin has put up 2 double double’s this season, and his stock is continuing to rise. He is dominating in the Class A district and appears that he will help to lead Gordonsville High School back to the State Class A Championship.
Matt James, 5’10 PG, Class 2018, Independence High School is absolutely dynamite with the ball in his hands. James is averaging 10.5 Ppg., 7 Apg., 3 Spg., and 3 Rpg., for a young team that he has to be the leader on. If you run with him in transition, he will get the ball to you and has the ability to pull up and knock down the jumper. His stock is on the rise, but coaches this kid is special. Rating: JUCO, NAIA
Justin Oden, 6’5, Combo Guard, Springhill High School, is one of the most underrated players in this class. He is a pure athlete. Although football has been his number one sport, recently Oden has gravitated towards basketball. I think that it was one of the best decisions he has made. Oden is averaging 22.ppg., 8.5 Rpg., 3 Bpg., 3 Spg, and 6 Apg. The kid is talented enough to put up 30 points per night, but he plays unselfish and keeps his teammates involved. Although he’s on my late season riser’s list, this kid had major potential. Current interest from D! JUCO’s and low mid-majors.
Alex Harrison, 6’3, SG, Class 2018, Springhill High School, has the ability to fill it up quickly. Harrison, who’s the shooting duo with Justin Oden, Springhill High School, makes for an easy offense when he’s on the floor. Harrison is currently averaging 12.9 Ppg., 4 Rpg., 4 Apg., 2 Spg, and shooting better than 43% behind the 3-point line. Harrison, not only has deep range on his jumper, but he isn’t afraid to put the ball on the floor and attack the basket. Coaches are going to love this kid because whether he’s in transition or coming off a ball screen, he is a catch and shoot player. He’s not afraid to take the game winning shot and because he shoots so well, it allows Springhill to stay competitive in a very tough district. He is showing interest from D-1 JUCO’s and NAIA schools
Auston Thomas, 6’4 Wing, Class 2018, Hillwood High School, plays multiple positions for the Hilltoppers. Thomas, not only has the ability to finish at the rim, but can put the ball on the floor and find open teammates in transition. Thomas is currently averaging 15.5% Ppg., 9.5 Rbp., 4.5 Apg, 2 Spg. He can be a nightmare to the defense and has great accuracy on his jumper. Playing along side of Christopher Nix, who draws many doubles throughout the game, Thomas is the benefactor of kick outs and open opportunities. You must box him out, because he is active around the glass and picks up a lot of garbage points. Currently, Thomas is showing interest from D1 JUCO’s, NAIA’s and a few D1 mid majors.