Freshman That You Need to Know

High School

Posted On: 03/31/18 7:39 PM

Spring is in the air which can only mean one thing, and no I am not talking about baseball. AAU is here with tournaments already in full swing. And to help you get prepared, we are going to give you a few names to watch, starting with the class of 2021.  So, if you are at a tournament this spring/summer you might want to pay attention if you see one of these young men on the court. It could be well worth your time.

Dre Lewis/5’10/Woodward- This young man, who has a beautiful shooting stroke, provided the Bulldogs some much needed perimeter shooting this season. Lewis averaged 5.4ppg while shooting 28% from three. He also scored in double-digits five times this season with his season high of 17 points coming against Aiken on January 16th.

Demari Martin/6’4/Winton Woods- With his height and tremendous length, Martin should be on the radar of many programs. Playing significant varsity minutes as a freshman, Demari showed a solid outside stroke with a very good ability to run the floor and ability to finish around the rim. I predict a huge summer for this young man.

Cameron McKenzie/6’2/Hughes- While he only saw spot duty on varsity, there is no doubting that the talent is there. McKenzie has good length and size and is a more than capable shooter from the outside. But what I like most about McKenzie is his ability to knock down shots off one and two dribbles.

Jakada Stone/6’0/Aiken- A freshman that plays with the poise of an upperclassmen, Stone had an outstanding opening varsity season. Jakada was the 3rd leading scorer for the Falcons at 13ppg and was the team leader in assist 3.5 per game. Another solid aspect of his game is the fact that he shot 77% from the line. Jakada scored a season-high 25 points against Holy Cross (KY) on December 22nd.

Isaiah Walker/6’2/Wyoming- Isaiah comes from a basketball family and it shows. The young man plays with a high IQ and like the before mentioned Jakada Stone a high level of maturity. Walker averaged 8.4ppg on the season on 41% shooting from the field.

Kaden Warner/5’10/North College Hill- Kaden was featured in a December article on PHO which featured underclassmen who deserved notice early in the season. He then went on to average 10ppg for the season with a respectable shooting split of 44/42/74. Warner is a mature ball-player who is very good at driving the basketball but is a capable jump-shooter as well. Kaden had a season-high 27 in the Trojans playoff loss to Madeira on March 14th.