Spring Preview: 2019 Top Power Forwards


Posted On: 03/26/18 5:48 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 2019 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 top power forwards in the 2019 class.

# Prospect HT POS High School
1 Trayce Jackson-Davis 6’9 PF Center Grove
2 Mason Gillis 6’7 PF New Castle
3 John-Michael Mulloy 6’10 PF Carmel
4 Cobie Barnes 6’7 PF Floyd Central
5 Sydney Curry 6’8 PF Horizon Christian (FW)
6 Sam DeVault 6’8 PF Evansville Memorial
7 Jakobie Robinson 6’7 PF Warren Central
8 Wesley Jordan 6’7 PF Lawrence Central
9 Sawyer Stoltz 6’8 PF Huntington North
10 Noah Applegate 6’6 PF Penn
11 Matt Dove 6’8 PF Princeton
12 Nate Childress 6’6 PF Zionsville
13 Jalen Johnson 6’6 PF Indianapolis Manual
14 Luke Richardson 6’6 PF Lapel
15 Ross Welch 6’6 PF Cathedral
16 Zach Rinehart 6’7 PF Avon
17 Rylan Detling 6’7 PF Frankton
18 Max Newman 6’7 PF Monrovia
19 Brandon Vernon 6’6 PF Indianapolis Pike
20 Spencer Sroufe 6’7 PF Whitko
21 Trenton Kelley 6’5 PF Columbus North
22 Richard Balkcom 6’5 PF Merrillville
23 Cameron Koschnic 6’6 PF Penn
24 Sammy Robbins 6’5 PF Linton-Stockton
25 Ahmoni Jones 6’4 PF Indianapolis Pike
26 Mitchell Ayers 6’5 PF Bishop Chatard
27 Jaylen Jennings 6’5 PF Avon
28 Michael Johnson 6’5 PF Concord
29 Austin Ainscough 6’5 PF Barr-Reeve
30 Isaac Beverly 6’5 PF Evansville Memorial

Breakdown: When looking into the class of 2019 and the power forwards, we have a wide variety and this might be the deepest group at the DI level. Led by Trayce Jackson-Davis who is arguably the best player in the class, you also have Gillis, Mulloy, Barnes, Curry, Devault, all with offers at the DI level.

As for the breakdowns we did with other classes, here is out look at this moment: Tier 1 (HM-MM): #1-4, Tier 2 (LM-DII): #5-9, Tier 3 (DII-NAIA): #10-14, Tier 4 (NAIA-DIII): #15-30.

There is a ton of size in the class and there are some really good sized player. Guys like Sawyer Stoltz, Matt Dove, Sam Devault, and to a lesser extent a guy like Spencer Sroufe, those guys will give you that new age forward with length and mobility who can step out and shoot.  But you have size with true post players as well.  Wesley Jordan, Max Newman, Sydney Curry, and John-Michael Mulloy are more traditional bigs.

As for guys to watch this summer, look for guys like Sammy Robbins, Nate Childress, Sawyer Stoltz, and Jalen Johnson. Robbins is a hidden gem in southern Indiana, Childress and Stoltz are starting to put things together and could really impress, and Jalen Johnson needs a bigger stage.