10 Sleepers in 2019 to Know Going Into the Live Period

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Wisconsin

Posted On: 04/16/18 11:36 AM

10 class of 2019 prospects that college coaches may not have heard of yet, but need to know going into the spring evaluation period…

 

Eli Considine – 2019 – SF – Randolph Boys Club

Considine is capable of impacting the game in a variety of ways. The 6-foot-4 junior is capable of playing above the rim. Considine is quicker and more athletic than he looks. On the perimeter, he can break people down with nice handles and either get to the rim or create for his

Eli Considine

teammates. Considine has some nice wiggle with the ball in his hands and generates some easy paths to the bucket. When Considine isn’t on the ball, he’s still working. Considine hits the offensive and defensive glass, shuts down his man, and runs the floor in transition. Based on our first look at the NY2LA Swish N’ Dish, Considine is a quality small school prospect.

Donneil Gray – 2019 – PG – Wisconsin Triple Threat

A high volume scorer, Gray is trending upwards this spring. Although he’s on the smaller size, Gray has big game. A smooth, creative scorer with a deadly pull-up game, Gray can fill it up offensively. On Triple Threat, Gray is asked to take a lot of shots and is often forced into some tough looks, but continues to carry that burden well. A guard with short term memory, it doesn’t matter if he’s missed five in a row or made five in a row, Gray has the same confident approach every time he rises up.

Jaden Kreklow – 2019 – PG – Wisconsin Academy

Kreklow plays a fast brand of basketball and when he’s rolling, he can put together some strong stretches of basketball. Kreklow isn’t a point guard that necessarily needs the ball in his hands, but is constantly looking to move it around the floor. When he’s in the game, Wisconsin Academy’s floor spacing and ball movement always seems to be on point. Kreklow loves to attack gaps, driving and dishing to his teammates. Using a quick first step, Kreklow has blow by ability in the half court. Off the ball, he’s a strong 3-point shooter and can take over the scoring load when needed. Kreklow is a little on the small size, but certainly could be a steal at the small school level.

Samuel Meerstein – 2019 – SG – Wisconsin Crusaders

Meerstein should be a highly coveted Division 3 prospect. With good size (6-4) and the ability to hit shots from all over the floor, Meerstein can carry the load offensively at the next level. Meerstein isn’t maybe the best athlete, but has a frame that suggests he could add some quickness and explosiveness in a college strength and conditioning program. This spring, Meerstein displays good balance and control against tough defense. He’s got enough size to shoot over the top and wasn’t fazed by a hand in his face. This is a high scorer in high school that’s replicated his numbers against better competition.

Reed Miller

Reed Miller – 2019 – SF – Playground Warriors

Showing some flashes, Miller has the potential to be a mismatch problem. At 6-foot-6, Miller is a floor spacer and a strong 3-point shooting presence. When he puts the ball on the deck and takes advantage of bigger forwards, that’s when you start to see the upside. A plus-length forward, Miller is a bit reserved on the floor and perhaps learning he can be a big factor offensively. He’s picking up some Division 2 and 3 interest going into the evaluation period.

Jake Poetzl – 2019 – SF – Wisconsin Swing

Poetzl may end up playing football at the next level, but he’s still intriguing on the hardwood as well. A big body with some finesse, Poetzl can play inside and out. With his sweet shooting stroke, Poetzl is a strong threat from the outside. He can handle the ball and make things happen in transition. Using that football background, Poetzl is also a presence under the rim as a scrapper.

Carlos Ramsey – 2019 – SG – Milwaukee Spartans-Rebels

Primed for a big spring, Ramsey has been putting up huge numbers lately. At the NY2LA Swish N’ Dish, Ramsey had his coming out party, with big games against All-Ohio Red and Ramey-Jets United. A physical and athletic wing, Ramesy has some impressive creative scoring ability. Ramsey has nice bounce around the rim and absorbs contact well, getting to the line or generating three-point play opportunities. At 6-foot-5, the smooth wing has blow up potential over the next several months.

David Skogman – 2019 – F – Ray Allen Select

At the Division 1 level, Skogman is a prospect schools need to monitor closely. Starting to take off, Skogman is showing major flashes. The 6-foot-10 junior runs the floor like a deer and is a good athlete that loves to play above the rim. He’s had some eye-popping finishes in transition this spring and is starting to expand the rest of his skill set. Skogman was always a good shooter from 3-point range, but now he’s more comfortable off the bounce and can get to the rim. Defensively, he’s a work in progress, but when more D1 schools start to see what Skogman is capable of this spring, they’ll start lining up quickly.

Lucas Stieber – 2019 – PG – Team 1848

Lucas Stieber

Stieber can really dish the basketball. A floor general with good size (6-2), Stieber drops no-look and behind the back dimes, making it look easy. Stieber isn’t fazed by pressure. Defenders see a lanky guard and try to get into him and pick his pocket, but the Green Bay Southwest standout never gets off track. It can sound insignificant, but Stieber’s ability to deliver passes right into the shooting pocket keeps Team 1848 in rhythm. Whether he’s driving and creating, surveying at the top of the key, or pushing the tempo in transition, Stieber puts the basketball right where it needs to be.

Quintin Winterfeldt – 2019 – SF – Wisconsin Blizzard

Winterfeldt can play his way to the Division 2 level. A strong wing that’s a tough matchup, Winterfeldt has excellent size and strength. The 6-foot-5 junior can score from all over the floor. He’s terrific in isolation settings, taking what the defense gives him and going to work. Now at Waupun High School, Winterfeldt was one of the best kept secrets in the Fox Valley Association last season while with Fond Du Lac.