Posted On: 03/17/18 6:10 PM
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There were many players out of the class of 2020 that made a name for themselves last summer as freshmen. Sophomores such as Jalen Green, Dishon Jackson, Coleman Hawkins, Tyler Brinkman and more showed their potential on the AAU circuit which led to them receiving several interests from division 1 schools. Fast forward to a year later there are many more sophomores that played exceptionally well for their high schools are expected to follow up this AAU season. Here are a few sophomores to lookout for this summer.
Jhaylon Martinez – Team Arsenal 6’10’ PF
Martinez was a double-double machine for the Vanden Vikings and is expected to continue his development with Team Arsenal. Martinez should receive a few offers from Division 1 schools with his excellent size and him playing in the Gold division of the Adidas Gauntlet Series.
Daniel Fagan – Team Rampage 6’1′ PG
Fagan had a breakout year for the De Anza Dons as they were able to win their conference with a 10-0 record. He is a high IQ point guard who shoots the ball well from the outside and does a good job distributing the basketball. Team Rampage’s strong independent schedule will allow Fagan to showcase his talents in front of a lot of coaches.
Robby Beasley – West Coast Elite 6’2′ PG
Beasley is a very explosive guard who can score in bunches and his stock will continue to rise as the spring and summer move on. He can potentially be a top 5 player in his class in Northern California. Beasley is another player that will be expected to receive more interest from Division 1 schools.
Teiano Hardee – Team Lillard 6’3′ SG
Hardee doesn’t do anything fancy but he plays the game hard, he is dedicated to getting better each year and his skill set shows it. He has worked hard on improving his athletic ability, and he continues to shoot the ball at an efficient level. It will be interesting to see what kind of four-year interest he receives this summer.
Rafiq Griffin – Lakeshow 5’10’ PG
Point guards in today’s game come around all the time but Rafiq Griffin is a guard that is unique due to his work ethic and his motor. He plays every possession as if it is his last, and he has blazing speed. As he gets older, he will need to improve his outside shot but what he brings on the defensive end makes him fun to watch.