2018 College Commitments: JUCO/PREP Colleges

High School

Posted On: 05/30/18 6:37 PM

The class of 2018 is finishing up here with really only a few names left out in the open but with the vast majority of the class already committed, we decided to take a look back at each level and those committed to see how the class has shaken out.

Prospect Height Position High School College
Ali Alquarishy 6’8 C Indianapolis Manual Cabrillo College (CA)
James Burns 6’6 PF Lafayette Jeff Eastern Arizona
Anthony Anderson 6’2 SG Arsenal Tech Eastern Arizona
Johnny Bernard 6’4 SG Merrillville Eastern Florida State
Hunter White 6’1 PG Indianapolis Pike Lake Land College
Michael Jones 6’5 SF Indianapolis Metropolitan Lewis & Clark C.C.
Lathan Falls 6’5 SF Wood Memorial Lincoln Tech C.C.
Nick Walker 6’4 SG Henryville Olney Central C.C.
Jaden Coleman 6’2 SG Jeffersonville Parkland C.C.
Noah Mahoney 6’4 SG Chesterton Rock Valley C.C.
Jamil Turner-Hall 6’0 PG Indianapolis Howe Scotland Prep (PA)
Chinedu Okanu 6’8 C Bowman Academy Vincennes University
Craig Porter 6’1 PG Terre Haute South Vincennes University

Breakdown: So far, 13 players are committed to go to either Junior Colleges or Prep Schools for next season. Only Jamil Turner-Hall, at least so far, is heading to Prep School at Scotland Prep (PA).  This class will likely grow over the coming weeks, usually committing to JUCO’s later in the Spring and early Summer.

This group of post-grad prospects is pretty strong. Guys like James Burns, Ali Alquarishy, Johnny Bernard, Hunter White, and Chinedu Okanu are among the highest upside players and all could come out in two years with a chance at DI opportunities.

In Indiana, we only have 2 JUCO options so there aren’t many places for them to go locally but Vincennes did load up on a pair with Okanu and Craig Porter from Terre Haute.  Most players will go out of state and Illinois and Michigan house quite a few options. Eastern Arizona has always been a school that has tracks in Indiana as well with Burns and Anthony Anderson as the two to watch in the future.

Overall, a smaller class right now that should grow over the next few weeks but a little more upside already that could help to build up the 2018 class by the time they graduate college.