Posted On: 04/4/18 5:42 PM
While the vast majority of 2021 prospects waiting in the ranks for their opportunity to shine, there were a number of 2021 prospects who got the call early in their career to get on the floor and make an impact. Of the 2021s who got on the varsity court, here are the prospects who had the biggest impact on their team’s success.
Reid had a strong season on a Skyridge team that had plenty of success this past season. Most FR who get onto the court are able to shoot the basketball at a high rate but struggle with the physicality of the game. However, that is not the case for Reid. Although he did hit almost one 3 pointer per game, he demonstrated that he is able to attack the rim and create for himself. Reid has a bright future and his strong play was vital to the team making it to the state tournament and beyond.
While Cedar City did not have the type of season that they would have liked, anticipation has to be high with Grant and Treyton Tebbs getting opportunities to contribute early. Grant has a high ceiling due to his height and well rounded game. He is a capable shooter who will most likely improve with time. Further, he is capable of finishing in the paint.
Schriver demonstrated that he was capable of being more than just a serviceable player on the varsity level as a FR. The 2021 prospect shot the basketball with confidence and contributed at the varsity level. Further, the expectations are much higher for him next season as he has a lot of potential and skill that we are expecting to be utilized with a year of training and experience under the belt.
While Ross played somewhat of a limited role for Corner Canyon, the 6’1 SG was productive on the varsity level for one of the top teams in the state. Overall, he demonstrated good efficiency shooting the basketball despite the tough role of coming off of the bench and having to adjust to the varsity level. Ross will have a big season next year.
While Park City’s win column did not reflect it, they have a lot to be optimistic about. Spink and four other sophomores played huge roles for the team this past season. The hope is that the adversity and the trials will result into more success going forward. With that said, Spink shot the basketball effectively from deep and was able to have success despite being a 2021 prospect.
Gonsalves shot the basketball at a high rate and nearly averaged one three pointer per game. As he continues to add more balance to his game and gets more comfortable at the varsity level, Gonsalves will be able to contribute at a higher level. With that said, he had a strong FR season and made an impact on a Lehi team that should be ready to make more noise next season.