Spring Preview: 2019 Wing Sleepers

Grassroots
Indiana

Posted On: 03/27/18 3:32 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 sleepers in the 2019 class.

Prospect HT POS High School
Dallas Holmes 6’4 SF Southwood
Jaiquan Edwards 6’5 SF Crispus Attucks
Jaylen Jennings 6’5 PF Avon
Richard Balkcom 6’5 PF Merrillville
Sam Snodgrass 6’3 SF Crown Point

When looking at the top wing sleepers, there are a lot of interesting names who could not only get their name out there but become very coveted.

I have really loved Dallas Holmes for the last year as a big inside-out wing who can do it all.  He had a big year for Southwood and has such a wide array of versatile skills that it will be interesting to see what kind of player he becomes in college because he does it all well.

Jaiquan Edwards looks like he is about to become a big name as a bouncy, athletic forward that can make plays in the middle of the floor.  For Attucks he became a reliable scorer and rebounder that gave them size while still being able to get up and run.

Jaylen Jennings is still pretty raw but his size and length is perfect and a big summer could really help him. At Avon, he was a guy that was still feeling out his game but his length and natural ability with it was interesting to watch. A little strength would go a long way for him.

Richard Balkcom is similar to Jennings but a little further along and has a little more strength.  He’s more of a slasher and faced up forward. He has that kind of athleticism that Merrillville usually has and while a post-grad year would help, he could slip in pretty quick for a program.

Sam Snodgrass is a big off-guard shooter with mobility and scoring ability at all three levels. At Crown Point, he has taken over that scoring two-guard role and does quite a bit in that regard. Will need more consistency but he’ the most polished of all the guard sleepers.