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Posted On: 03/19/18 3:01 PM
Alex Peterson, Shooting 4 Greatness Academy (N.C.)
The well-built 6-foot-7 forward embodies the principles of a sheer workhorse. Peterson has been the steady go-to source for head coach Kyle Solomon, averaging 17.5 points on a prep team that’s played several high-level JUCOs and high powered programs.
Emmanuel Ndatuje, Inspire Prep
At 6-foot-11 and possessing a feathery, consistent shot from 18-20 feet out, the Class of 2020 prospect brings tremendous upside. While is back to the bucket game is still in its embryonic stages, Ndatuje has a lot of potential. If he can continue to develop and pack on muscle, he’s got immeasurable intangibles.
Kymani Dunham, Believe Prep Academy
The big, powerful 6-foot-9 four/five has a smooth offensive game and an active presence on the glass. With an evolving pack of manipulative post moves and a knack for thunderous dunks, Dunham is a high upside Class of 2018 prospect.
Karim Coulibaly, Scotland Campus Sports
At 6-foot-8 and known for an evolving face up and a consistent 3-point stroke, Coulibaly is an intriguing threat for his multi-dimensional status. Has Division-I offers from St. John’s, Providence, and Rutgers. Coulibaly’s ability to run the floor and handle the ball exceptionally well for his size are the most notable factors of his game.
Roberts Dempskis, Believe Prep Academy
The 6-foot-9 forward is the ultimate hustle player. The Class of 2018 has a tendency to get into the paint for stickbacks and tip-ins in stealth fashion. Perhaps Dempski’s most intriguing factor is his rim protection. He’s developed a consistent shot blocking presence as he alters, manipulates, and changes the trajectory of shots. Dempski’s has an adequate post up game and thrives with mismatches inside.
Mohamed Abed-Hantous, TLAP Academy
The 16-year-old forward/center certainly has the intimidation factors with his 6-foot-10 frame and physicality. While he’s got plenty of room for further development in his raw but promising game, TLAP head coach Louis Graham envisions major potential in the Class of 2020 behemoth.
He’s flashed a reliable 15-foot jumper and has embraced contact and finishing through contact at the rim.
Assane Diouf, DME Academy
The 7-foot-1 manchild has the size, mobility, and menacing shot blocking acumen to become a high impact Division-I player. While his offensive game and interior skill set needs work, Diouf is a space eater who crashes the boards with the best of them.
The most compelling aspect about Diouf is that he’s performed well in matchups against highly recruited bigs this season. Georgia Tech, UMass, Rutgers, Rider, and Coastal Carolina have offered.
Madiaw Niang, DME Academy
The 6-foot-9 forward has recently picked up an offer from Long Beach State. With length and versatility, Niang is multi-positional and has improved as an all around scorer. He’s also kicked the habit of forcing shots and been more tactical in his offensive approach. With scoring at all three levels and a sturdy on-glass presence, Niang has relished the leadership role DME carved for him his senior season. The Class of 2018 prospect also has offers from Coastal Carolina, Wyoming, Stetson, Florida International, and Nicholls State.
Tino Sebalj, Arlington Country Day
The 6-foot-8 sharpshooter is the ideal pick-and-pop four. While the Arlington Country Day school was once a prominent national program, it shut down abruptly in January. During his time on the post-graduate circuit, Sebalj established himself as a knockdown threat who can pioneer the beyond the arc game.
He’s got a motor and an IQ and can score via manipulative moves that enable him to get his feathery shot off from short-range.
Ari Boya, Scotland Campus Sports
The Class of 2019 Boya, who is headed to Bradley, is one of the nation’s superior rim protectors. His length, floor to floor athleticism, and rebounding are pivotal factors which make him a high-upside recruit. Boya could have potentially gone to a more reputable high major program, albeit his relationship with Bradley assistant coach Drew Adams ultimately solidified his decision.
Playing for a guard-laden team under head coach Chris Chaney, Boya was a supplmentary piece offensively. His defensive presence, underscored by a nine block performance during an upset of IMG’s post graduate team, was vital. Boya is a high percentage scorer, known for thunderous dunks and an evolving post up arsenal.