2021 Spring Preview: Northwest Indiana’s Best

Grassroots
Indiana

Posted On: 03/6/18 6:38 PM

Something new we are looking at this year is looking at different regions or quadrants in the state. There are many areas and hotbeds of talent in the state and we want to take a little bit more of a microscope to them to see what the nuances of the state will produce in each class. This is our look at Region 1 in Northwest Indiana.

Rank

Prospect

HT

POS

High School

1

Kyle Ross

6’6

PF

Andrean

2

Rocco Muratori

6’10

C

West Lafayette

3

Douglas Koznieczny Jr.

6’5

SF

South Bend St. Joseph

4

Adam O’Dell

6’6

PF

South Bend St. Joseph

5

Quimari Peterson

5’10

PG

Gary West

6

Crishawn Christmas

6’3

SF

Gary West

7

Chris Mantis

6’1

SG

Lowell

8

Luka Balac

6’0

PG

Munster

9

Max Grimes

6’1

PG

Lafayette Jeff

10

Ashton Beaver

6’0

PG

Lafayette Jeff

11

Max Jacobsen

6’1

PG

Harrison (WL)

12

Joseph Phinsee

6’0

PG

McCutcheon

13

Colton Jones

6’1

PG

Valparaiso

14

Cooper Jones

6’5

C

Valparaiso

Breakdown: When breaking down prospects into quadrants or regions, we look at those different areas with regards to distance, rivalries, and hotbeds of talent. In the first quadrant, it is the Region and surrounding areas. From as far south as Lafayette all the way east to South Bend.

This area of the state looks a little more built up than in years past. There are quite a few players from the Lafayette area and the Region has some legit top end talent to play around with. South Bend isn’t particularly deep right now but the two South Bend St. Joseph’s players are really solid.

This area should produce some DI talent and as many as four or five. Past that, there is tons of depth and there are many intriguing players to watch with guys like Max Grimes, Quimari Peterson, and Luka Balac. This is the deepest part of the state outside of the Indianapolis area and that isn’t usually the case anymore.