Posted On: 03/26/18 5:33 PM
The regular season is over and with that, a ton of seniors played their final high school games.
So many 2018 prospects have been overlooked by college programs.
Here is part four of 10 seniors (2018 players) that are underappreciated.
Aron Scott (Choctaw)
A 6’6″, 195-pounder who works his tail off is still looking for a college to land at. Scott is a lengthy bruiser who mixes it up inside. He performed at a high level in his time at Choctaw and deserves a chance to contribute at the next level.
Daryl Mercer Jr. (Cambridge Christian)
Mercer didn’t make his college announcement alongside his fellow senior class earlier this spring. The 6’1″ playmaking guard is weighing over his options currently. He was a heck of a football player for the Lancers and the point man and top piece for the Cambridge basketball team this season.
Isaiah Thomas (Brooks DeBartolo)
Transferring over from Wharton, Thomas flashed his bouncy ability and improved touch as a shooter. He adapts to any scheme and blended right into the Brooks DeBartolo tempo as early as his time in the fall league. Thomas is dripping with athleticism.
Jaylen Jones (Booker)
Coming down from New York two seasons ago, Jones had some big moments for a Booker squad that nearly upended Leesburg in the Class 6A state semifinal earlier this month in Lakeland. The 6’0″ guard has playmaking in his blood.
Shane Parker (Auburndale)
Auburndale was a fine group this season and Parker served as a moving chess piece game in and game out. He was reliable as a point man. The 6’0″ guard is not overly strong, but his speed and smarts get the job done.
Jake Hershkowitz (Coral Gables)
A 6’1″ leader, Hershkowitz has been a true asset for Coral Glades for quite some time. He surprises you with his jumping ability as he can dunk and glide to the rim. Hershkowitz quietly gets the job done and would do so for any college program.
JJ Flores (Miami Christian)
Part of a deep and hard working Miami Christian group, Flores stepped up in the state tournament as the Victors captured its second straight state championship. The 6’3″ guard can shoot at a high clip and isn’t afraid to go to the basket. He has room to improve, but he can get better with more time in the gym.
Brandon Schwab (Holy Trinity)
Calm, cool and collective describe Schwab. The 6’1″ point man did his part for Holy Trinity over the years. He is at his best when he attacks the rim. His basketball IQ is his most impressive asset and he should get better with seasoning.
Owen Mixon (Carrollwood Day)
Big and lengthy forwards are hard to find these days, especially ones that are consistent. Mixon, a 6’7″ forward was a huge part of Carrollwood Day’s success this season. Mixon took the ball inside and his interior moves took a step forward from a year ago. With more muscle added to his frame, he could be a really solid player in college.
Christian Schach (Tampa Prep)
3-pointers are Schach’s specialty. However, the 6’3″ guard is a gifted passer and a guy who hustles in transition. As he increases his muscle tone, his defense and intensity will increase. Schach is a good kid who never stops trying to get better during every possession.
Photo credit: Santa Rosas Press Gazette