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Posted On: 03/25/18 7:19 PM
The AAU travel season kicks off on Friday. Here are 10 class of 2019 prospects who are ready to see their stocks and recruitments rise going into the spring evaluation period.
Josh Cash – 2019 – F – Wisconsin Swing
An energy player that affects the game in a variety of ways, Cash should be a coveted prospect at the Division 3 level. Cash is the type of player teams win with and he changes the game with hustle plays and crunch time 3-point shots. The 6-foot-5 senior plays bigger than his size and is a strong interior defender/rebounder. Maybe not a guy you run offense for a ton, but coaches definitely don’t mind when the ball ends up in his hands. This year’s Wisconsin Swing team should allow Cash to take on more of a role offensively and it will be interesting to see how his production rises.
Trequan Carrington – 2019 – PG – Playground Elite
Produce enough and eventually someone will take a chance you. Most in Wisconsin know how difficult Carrington is to stop defensively. A fearless, shifty guard, Carrington can explode offensively. He’s only about 5-foot-9, but that often plays to his advantage. Carrington is quick enough where defenders have to give him an extra step or two. However, he can shoot the ball from all over the floor at such a rate that he forces the opposition to pick their poison. A few mid-major programs are sniffing around here. Carrington definitely shouldn’t fall past the Division 2 level.
Larry Canady – 2019 – G – Playground Warriors
Belmont recruit Mitch Listau was the top two-way player in the state the past few seasons. That torch is likely now handed to Canady. Able to take over a game on both ends of the floor, Canady is one of the most improved prospects in the Badger State. A long, 6-foot-2 guard, Canady is a lock down defender who takes pride is stopping the other team’s top scorer. Offensively, he’s a strong mid-range and 3-point shooter that can create off the bounce. A mixture of high and mid-major programs are expressing interest. We’ll see what a spring and summer on the Under Armour circuit does to Canady’s recruitment.
Cade Ellingson – 2019 – G – Wisconsin Academy
Ellingson can flat out score the basketball. Division 3 programs in need of a primary perimeter scorer should be lining up over the next few months. Ellingson is crafty and can knock down shots with a hand in his face. A patient scorer, Ellingson can grind and grind until he gets his look. Able to play on or off the ball, Ellingson can thrive in the pick n’ roll or run off screens and hunt jumpers.
Ace Evans – 2019 – G – Wisconsin Shooters
Playing on a loaded Martin Luther squad, Evans can get overshadowed. The lefty had a breakout season as a junior, displaying some exciting scoring talent. Evans wants to break down his defender and expose people in the half court. The 6-foot-1 guard can play above the rim in transition and stop on a dime and pull-up when he can’t go coast-to-coast. A fearless prospect, Evans has excellent touch in traffic and isn’t afraid to play amongst the trees.
Chombi Lambert – 2019 – PG – Wisconsin Blizzard
Confidence has to be high after the show Lambert put on in the Division 4 state tournament. The junior guard is dynamic from all areas of the floor. Despite being a little undersized, Lambert gets great elevation on his jumper and isn’t fazed by a hand in his face. When defenders try and crowd him, Lambert explodes to the hole and beats his man with ease. When he’s feeling it, Lambert can hit difficult off-balance shots on the go and go off in explosive stretches.
Cole Nau – 2019 – PG – Ray Allen Select
Elon, UW-Green Bay, Princeton, and Holy Cross are some of the Division 1 programs expressing interest. One of the most underrated players
to come out of Wisconsin in recent memory, Nau is a savvy floor general that knows how dictate and control a game. He makes others around him better, but can take over offensively when he has to. A terrific shooter on and off the ball, Nau has a beautiful, consistent stroke. He’s also one of the better defenders in the Midwest and has shut down some of the bigger names, including high major recruits. It would be a borderline crime if Nau doesn’t land a Division 1 offer by the end of July. Whoever takes a chance on him will be glad they did.
Noah Parcher – 2019 – PG – Playground Warriors
If I’m a Division 2 coach, I’m taking a hard look at Parcher throughout the next few months. Parcher just makes winning plays and knows to manage talent. Parcher plays on one of the more stacked rosters in the state and not only makes sure his teammates get their touches, but when it’s his time to make a play, rises to the occasion. Parcher is a blue collar, hard-nosed point guard that can invert himself in the offense. Tough around the rim, Parcher has a unique skill set as a guard that can play with his back to the basket. A player that’s gaining confidence, we’ll see how Parcher responds on the Under Armour Circuit.
Luke Taylor – 2019 – PF – Wisconsin Rap
Really like this kid’s game and he could be a priority Division 2 recruit. A skilled big man with a soft shooting touch, Taylor can be a handful. A mismatch problem, Taylor can play inside and out. He’s got a nice jump hook down on the block and a package of secondary moves. The 6-foot-7 junior can turn and face from mid-range and even knock down a fade away jumper. Taylor will stretch the floor from 3-point range and take slower defenders off the bounce. Also an excellent passer, Taylor is good for 3-4 assists per game, kicking the ball out of the post against double teams. Hillsdale, Bemidji State, Winona State, and St. Mary’s are some of the schools currently involved.
Jaeden Zackery – 2019 – W/G – Kessel Heat Black
Zackery has been flying under the radar for some time. If he continues his upward trend, Zackery could play his way to a Division 1 scholarship. He’s produced well on the NY2LA circuit and is now coming off a terrific year with Westosha Central, leading the Falcons to the Division 2 state semifinals. A strong mid-range shooter who excels pulling up off the bounce, Zackery has an easy time getting himself into a rhythm. Zackery’s calling card could be on defense. An outstanding perimeter stopper, Zackery has the lateral quickness, size, anticipation, and strength to really rattle his opponent.