Spring Preview: 2020 Shooters


Posted On: 03/12/18 10:34 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 2020 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 shooters in the 2020 class.

Prospect HT POS High School
D’Andre Davis 6’4 SG Lawrence Central
Avery Beaver 6’0 SG Lafayette Jeff
Alex Szilagyi 6’0 SG Fishers
Robert Farrell 6’2 SG McCutcheon
Jordan Stolle 6’3 SG Richmond
Jack Townsend 6’2 SG Bloomington North
Garrott Ott-Large 6’2 SG LaPorte
Brayton Bailey 6’2 SG Bedford North Lawrence
Anthony Leal 6’3 SG Bloomington South
Trey Galloway 6’2 SG Culver Academies

Breakdown: The class of 2020 isn’t the best we have seen but of the qualities in players we look for, shooting might be the deeper. There are a number of guys you could make the argument for to make this list of 10 but we have to cut it off somewhere.

As we take a look down the list, I tend to break up shooting into two styles, deep threat shooters and pure shooters. One isn’t really better than the other in a lot of instances but guys like Avery Beaver, Robert Farrell, Jordan Stolle, and Garrott Ott-Large position better as deep threat shooters. Beaver has really stepped up in the games I’ve seen and his hot streak is as good as this class has.  Farrell is starting to move into that pure shooter range more now but he’s really, really good off the catch from three.  Stolle has the length and size that make him really difficult to defend from three. Garrott is the strongest and most likely of this group to put up big numbers.

D’Andre Davis and Trey Galloway might be the best pure shooters in the class. Davis has really stepped up the last year and made his mid-range game more of a focus and his size and length with the ball handling is stellar. Galloway is just the best player and best scorer in the class and he happens to do most of it with his shooting ability. His creation is what sets him apart. He doesn’t need help to get a shot off.

Anthony Leal and Alex Szilagyi are the two guys who might have been labeled more as deep threat shooters but now seem to be really good in every capacity. Leal has a chance to really develop and take off while Szilagyi is the more likely of any of these guys to stay on the ball at the next level.

Brayton Bailey and Jack Townsend are really good creators. Townsend is ultra aggressive and has a lot of scoring ability when it is all working and the most likely to pull up from the volleyball line.  Bailey is right up there with Galloway in his ability to get whatever shot he wants and he doesn’t usually miss. Bailey is an adept scorer, for obvious reasons, but it all stems from his shooting ability.