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Posted On: 04/6/18 8:28 AM
The list of top 15 wings in the 2019 class includes a lot of prospects on the rise. Plenty of these lengthy athletic players are yet to reach their potential and it’ll be interesting to track how they develop this summer.
Roderick unfortunately suffered a midseason ACL injury that sidelined him for the rest of the season. Before the knee problem, Roderick was looking like a mid-major-plus/high-major prospect. He can score it from all three levels and has a college build.
Holden is a high-level midrange scorer from southern Ohio. Although he plays at a smaller high school program, Holden has consistently proven capable of playing with the big boys when running with Ohio’s EYBL representative. Holden could either play basketball of football at the college level.
Etzler is relentless in trying to find space to release his jumper. Although we wouldn’t classify Etzler as an elite athlete, he has enough craft and size to find space for his shot. Etzler also rebounds the ball pretty well. He can defend 3s and 4s at the D-I level.
Martz early committed to a premiere academic institution in Penn. He’s a competitive wing that defends multiple positions and shoots it well off the bounce. Creating more separation would help Martz, although he has the uncanny ability to make tough shots.
McDay blew-up this season with his perimeter improvements. He was the clear MVP of the D-II Final Four recently, which helped land him his second D-I offer from Ohio University.
Fort’s quickness and athleticism is a problem for defenses on the perimeter. He is a wiry athlete with a ton of upside, which will come into fruition if he starts consistently hitting jumpers. Coaches and scouts can catch him on the adidas Gauntlet Gold with one of Indiana’s top programs.
Harris is another wing playing on the Gold circuit with a non-Ohio program. Harris compensates for any height disadvantage on the wing with his length, including long strides on the drive. Becoming a shooting threat would take his stock to the next level, as Harris is already a premiere slasher and perimeter defender.
Kinsway has shifted his focus away from football and entirely on basketball recently. He’s drawing LM and D-II interest, probably because of his 220-pound frame. Not only can Kinsway defend taller players and bully his way to the cup, he’s also a surprisingly knock-down 3-point shooter.
Bruns is shaping up to be one of the premiere D-II wing prospects in the class. His length, toughness, nose for the ball, and shooting ability makes him the complete package. A clutch performance in Marion Local’s D-IV State Championship win pushed his stock way up.
Moss was the biggest stock-riser amongst 2019 prospects in Southwest Ohio this season. A recent offer from Cincinnati is his first D-I scholarship on the basketball side of things, as he also gathered several in football this winter. Moss is super strong and versatile.