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Posted On: 04/5/18 1:16 PM
As we head into the grassroots season and get closer to high school graduation, a number of skilled 2018 prospects will be taking their skills to the collegiate level. With this update, we added over 30 new players to the list which caused a lot of movement up and down the rankings. A number of the prospects are still playing AAU this spring in hopes of attaining more or better offers. Below are the top 5 stock risers from the final 2018 rankings:
Devin Pendergrass, Butler (Unranked–>24) – Somehow we managed to leave Pendergrass off the rankings in our previous iterations. As a result, Devin flies all the way up to 24 in the final list. A 6’5 wing with tremendous potential, Pendergrass will play his college basketball at Georgetown College and should be a big part of the Tigers continued success in the Mid-South Conference in the next 4 years.
Jordan Cousin, Warren Central (Unranked –>35) – Cousin came on the scene this season as a really good second scoring option for the Dragons behind fellow senior Skyelar Potter. Cousin is currently unsigned and could wind up like former Dragons Darrell Bowman (Miami-Ohio) and Kobe Caldwell (Utah) in that he could go to Junior College for a season and become a big time D1 player for his last 3 years of college ball.
Curt Lewis, Valley (33–>17) – Lewis established himself as one of the best players in Louisville this season, culminating as a Mr. Basketball nominee from the 6th Region. Strong and physical with a solid handle and a jump shot that has improved greatly over his high school career, Lewis has a Division 1 build and skill set right now. Curt will enroll at Tallahassee Community College this summer and should be a mid major or better recruit two years from now.
Craig Ashe, Fairdale (79–>44) – Ashe is another player that could emerge from junior college in a year or two as a really good college prospect. Ashe put up big numbers all year for Fairdale. The Bulldogs were a big surprise to many in the 6th region this year and Ashe was consistently putting up double doubles on a nightly basis.
Ethan Haynes, Boone County (Unranked–>45) – Another player who had been missed on previous rankings for whatever reason, Haynes was a top player in a 9th region full of great guards. Ethan is committed to D2 Ohio Dominican University where he should contribute for all 4 years of his college career.
Other Notable Movers:
Micale Mee, Warren Central (Unranked–>50)
Dustin Geralds, Madison Central (Unranked–>52)
Nick Fort, Collins (Unranked–>65)
Marshon Ford, Ballard (Unranked–>68)
Zach Clinkenbeard, Walton-Verona (Unranked–>71)