Posted On: 03/31/18 7:50 PM
A number of 2019 prospects put their talents on display this past season. The following players were the elite of the elite for their teams. Their high level play put their teams in a position to be successful. These prospects should be on every college and high school coaches watch list going into next season.
House was not only the top player in this classification, but potentially the most productive player in the entire state this past season. He scored the basketball with ease while creating for others. Further, on the defensive end, his anticipation skills are second to none. Bottom line, Jaelen House is a playmaker. Just watch the 4th quarter of the 4A state championship.
Blacksher is a great talent who is more of a true point guard. He puts his teammates in spots where they can be successful. Moreover, he is a bulldog on the defensive end and does not back down to anyone. He plays with a chip on his shoulder and dictates the terms with which the game will be played.
Price was a warrior all season for Mountain Pointe. Without his strong play, Mountain Pointe does not get to where they got to. He is one of the toughest on ball defenders in the state and a capable playmaker on the offensive end. Further, he has a high basketball IQ and a great first step that enables him to make plays for himself and others.
Graham used a really strong club season to catapult himself into an extremely strong high school campaign. Graham demonstrated an ability to utilize his athleticism at a high level. Further, his footwork is vastly improved. He developed a go to move with an open pivot at the elbow. He was able to use this move to get to the left side of the rim at will.
Taban is one of the biggest stock risers in the state after a huge junior season in which he attained multiple big NCAA Division-I offers. He is a lengthy guard who is one of the best passers and shooters in the state. Part of what makes him special is his versatility as well. He plays 1-5 for Apollo depending on the needs of the team.
While Deng missed a substantial portion of the season, he finished the year with a bang. His strong play down the stretch pushed Salpointe not only into the playoffs but into the state championship. Deng is able to do an array of things at a high level which makes him one of the most efficient and productive players in the state.
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