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Posted On: 04/2/18 10:47 AM
High school basketball is over and we’re on to AAU season. The 2021 class is still sorting itself out. As we get eyes on more kids in the class, the rankings tend to shift dramatically. Here’s a look at some players who could really boost their stock in the spring AAU season.
Isaiah Mason, Bowling Green (Team Manimal) – Mason is a long wing who really came on at the end of the high school season. He saw the floor in every varsity game and wound up averaging just under 7 points and 4 rebounds per game in his freshman season. With a very good Team Manimal 15u, Mason will see plenty of opportunities to attack the rim in transition but will need to improve his 32% 3 point shooting to keep the defense honest in the AAU season.
Connor Robinson, Clay County (M.A.T.T.S. Mustangs) – A 6’2 combo guard who averaged 14 points per game this season, Robinson is a key cog on a very good 15u Mustangs team. Currently unranked, Robinson will certainly find his way into the next rankings update. Robinson is a good athlete with a lot of upside and will expect to score a lot of points this spring and summer.
Nash Divine, Muhlenberg County (Team Vision) – Divine is a heady pass first point guard who will benefit from a recent growth spurt. Team Vision is playing on the Adidas Silver Gauntlet so Divine will see plenty of competition after averaging 4.5 points and 2 rebounds as a varsity starter for much of the season. Nash will need to do better than his 33% shooting from the field (in his high school season) on the AAU circuit.
Darrius Washington, Fern Creek (TBA) – Washington possesses maybe the most upside of any player in the 2021 class. Standing 6’6 and possessing a wide array of skills, Washington only averaged 1.3 points and 2.2 rebounds in 26 varsity games at Fern Creek. But that team was dominated with seniors. Starting this summer, Washington has a chance to blow up as a recruit. At last check, Darrius hadn’t selected an AAU team.
Sam Conley, Spencer County (Louisville Magic) – After coming back from an injury suffered in the offseason, Conley scored 14 points per game on a underclassman dominated Spencer team. Conley made the switch from Manimal to Louisville Magic a few months ago and will look to benefit from the change. Conley is strong and athletic and could see an uptick in recruiting with a good spring and summer on the Gold Adidas with the Magic.