Best Available 2018 Forwards


Posted On: 04/24/18 8:04 PM

Austin Johnson (Wheeler)-

After recently decommitting from Tennessee State, Johnson has garnered interest from numerous Division 1 programs. Johnson is a powerful post with long arms, good hands, and explosive leaping ability. He does not require many touches on offense; instead he positions himself well off the ball and keeps things simple with drop-offs and put-backs. Johnson is an effective rim protector also, timing shots nicely and swatting them with ease.


Carlos Curry (Dougherty)-

Curry received his release from MTSU at the beginning of the month and has been hearing from schools nonstop since then. Although still somewhat raw offensively, Curry is an attractive prospect because of his shot-blocking and rebounding ability as a 7 footer. He moves very well for his size, has decent touch inside, and has shown flashes from mid-range as well. Curry will be a great late pickup.


Jamari Dean (Cedar Grove)-

Dean picked up a lot of recognition throughout the winter with his dominant senior season for the Saints. He is a double-double machine who may be the best offensive rebounder in the state. He has a solid build, good length, and is fearless in the paint. Dean also likes to face up and hit mid-range jumpers, adding to his value even further. He has a few different offers but is waiting to see what else happens in the coming weeks.


Zack Morgan (New Faith Christian Academy)-

Morgan may have gone overlooked at NFCA, but he has been making up for it as of late. The unsigned senior has been dominating in recent travel ball events, and people are taking notice. He is a freak athlete who gets off the floor extremely quickly and uses his athleticism on both ends. He has a unique mix of post and perimeter skill also. Morgan can post you up and score but is comfortable handling the ball and hitting jumpers as well.


Bryce Brown (Archer)-

Similar to Morgan, people did not talk about Brown like they should have during the high school season. But, he has been using the spring to his advantage, impressing at multiple camps and running with Stackhouse Elite. Brown is a true stretch 4, banging inside and hitting outside shots consistently. My favorite thing about him is his motor; he always plays hard and is an energetic, vocal leader on the court as well.