10 Sleepers in 2020 to Know Going Into the Live Period


Posted On: 04/18/18 10:15 AM

10 class of 2020 prospects that college coaches may not have heard of yet, but need to know going into the spring evaluation period…


Dalton Banks (D1 Minnesota)

Have to like the way Banks runs the show offensively. A pass-first floor general, Banks gets everyone involved and can create for his

Banks is a pass-first point guard that’s drawing D1 interest this spring.

teammates. That’s not to say he can’t shoulder some of the scoring load either. A guard with good size (6-2), Banks gets into high percentage areas and has excellent body control around the rim, able to hang and finish in traffic or against contact. A handful of mid-major programs are showing interest. Banks shouldn’t fall past the Division 2 level.

Caden Boser (Wisconsin Swing)

Boser had a breakout weekend at the NY2LA Swish N’ Dish. Poised to be one of the top players in the NY2LA Association, Boser is a stretch forward with a great shooting stroke. He’s not only consistent, but deadly from beyond the arc. A killer in the pick n’ pop game, Boser sets good screens with a wide base and flares out to the perimeter. Also able to handle the ball, Boser can take advantage of mismatches by putting it on the deck and getting to the rim. A number of mid-majors are showing interest going into the live period.

Jake Buchanan (Wisconsin Blizzard)

Interested to see what Buchanan does with the Blizzard as one of their focal points offensively. Playing on an experienced and talented Kimberly squad during the high school season, Buchanan showed some exciting spurts. A guard that keeps defenders on their toes with his ability to shoot and dish the basketball – Buchanan made some eye-opening plays this past season. Buchanan is smooth off the dribble and can knock down contested shots off the bounce. His feel for the game and passing ability also separates him. Buchanan sees things on the floor that nobody else does and it results in some beautiful assists.

Jalawn Farrell (Phenom University)

A kid that’s carved out a nice role for a loaded Phenom University team, Farrell has a ton of value. An aggressive guard that can live at the rim, Farrell has a nice blend of speed, strength, and toughness with the ball in his hands. A slasher that finishes well against contact, Farrell often gives his team a big boost offensively. Also a standout defender, Farrell plays fundamentally sound on that end. He plays low to the ground, moves well laterally, and anticipates at a high level. South Dakota State was the first to offer Farrell, who looks like a solid mid-major pickup.

Ferris is one of the top shooters in the state.

Keaton Ferris (Wisconsin Crusaders)

Schools in need of a dynamite shooter, look no further. Ferris was one of the best shooting strokes in the state. His release is quick and doesn’t change even if he’s taking off-balance attempts. Part of a state championship team with Kaukauna, Ferris has shown the ability for explosive performance offensively this spring. Undersized, but quick with the ball, Ferris can shake defenders and get into his shooting motion with ease. If he’s hit a couple in a row, there’s not a shot on the floor Ferris can’t hit as he’s a kid who will ride the wave of momentum for long stretches.

Lucas Finnessy (Wisconsin Shooters)

Finnessy brings toughness and a competitive spirit to the game. The 6-foot-4 forward can play a variety of positions and impact the game across the board. Somewhat of a point forward, Finnessy can control the offense from the top of the key and make plays for himself and others. A blue collar prospect, Finnessy is a slasher that’s not afraid to administer contact. In fact, he welcomes it.

Delaware Hale (Phenom University)

A long, athletic, and strong forward, Hale hits the check marks physically. The 6-foot-6 sophomore is now expanding his offensive skillset and has grown comfortable with a jump hook around the rim. Hale continues to show flashes. He’ll handle the ball a bit on the perimeter and occasionally streak down the floor for a transition bucket. Hale takes care of his business defensively too. A quality rebounder and rim protector, Hale buys into doing the dirty work that may not garner a lot of headlines. A high-upside forward, Hale is a prospect that Division

Hale has a high-upside and is flashing is spring.

1 and 2 schools will want to track over the next two years as his best days are still ahead of him.

Tyrell Stuttley (Wisconsin Dynasty)

Immediately what stands out about Suttley is the size and frame. At 6-foot-4, Stuttley, who’s built and athletic, plays bigger than his size too. He can run the floor and outwork people under the rim. Want to see more of an offensive skill set, but the coordination seems to be there. A prospect that will own the glass and create second chance opportunities, Stuttley has an impressive motor.

Anthony Washington (Wisconsin Swing)

We liked Washington in spurts during the high school season. We’ve liked him even more this spring. Hitting that next level as a prospect, Washington is a terrific two-way talent with a lot of upside. At 6-foot-3, Washington is a good athlete with plus-length. He’s an above the rim finisher in transition and can do some exciting things in the open floor. While he’s a little thin, Washington holds up against bigger, stronger players defensively. His length and ability to time shots has created a lot of problems for his opponents this spring and Washington is showing signs of being a lock down defender. Also a strong pull-up jump shooter from downtown, Washington is showing some signs that he could be a Division 1 talent if he puts in the work.

Trey Zastrow (Playground Warriors)

Zastrow is undersized and doesn’t look the part, especially when he gets into the Under Armour Association, but the fact of the matter is, he shoots it too well for a college not to take him. Whether he’s in a championship game or getting garbage minutes at the end of a blowout, Zastrow just does his job — which is to hit 3-pointers. Zastrow’s shooting ability takes the pressure off his teammates and opens up driving lanes when he’s on the floor. Zastrow is a guard that defenders have to cover like glue because it’s very hard to take him out of a rhythm, especially after he’s already hit one triple.