2021 Spring Preview: Toughest Prospects


Posted On: 03/5/18 1:48 PM

The spring is now just about here and we are spending time over the next month preparing and previewing all you need to know about the 2021 class as AAU gets ready to get going.  We will breakdown many areas with not only position breakdowns but the best of the best. Today, we are looking at those toughest prospects in the 2021 class.





Caleb Furst



Blackhawk Christian

Gus Etchison



Hamilton Heights

Trevor Taylor




Max Grimes



Lafayette Jeff

Max Jacobsen



Harrison (WL)

Breakdown: One of the most underrated aspects of a player’s profile is their toughness. Coaches speak often about this. It used to be more about who was tougher, now it is more about can we find toughness. So, we are going to highlight those that have this aspect and there are a few guys who have those qualities in the 2021 class.

Have really like Caleb Furst in this regard. He’s genuinely a nice person off the court but you see him turn it up when he’s on the court. Looks like he just cares about every play and willing to throw his body at every rebound. He’s a big prospect but plays like a big prospect. He’s not soft and he’s still just learning how to be a player.

Gus is among our favorite players in the class and he’s really fun to watch. Mainly because he’s always active and super aggressive on offense. That will have to translate a little more to the other side of the ball but it is evident he’s tough and he’s a guard who will battle and take hits going at the rim.

Taylor has really come on late here with Edgewood and his comfort looks like he’s ready to go to work. He doesn’t back down and his size and athleticism allows him to defend so many positions that he’s always all over the place.  He’s willing to get roughed up in the post and then flip around and go at a guard.

Grimes might be the toughest of them all. A guy other teams probably will grow to hate over the next few years. He’s kind of a guy without a position but that doesn’t really stop him. He’s so physical and uses that on every play. You are going to have to tackle him if you want to get the ball away from him.

Jacobsen is really tough with the ball in his hands.  He’s a bigger guard and built really well. Not as noticeable if you are just casually watching but his effort level is high and he’s physically willing to rebound and defend and that will go a long way.