Posted On: 06/19/18 12:30 AM
The class of 2019 has some very talented wings who could potentially play this game at a high level at the next stop: college. Isaac Johnson, Bernardo De Silva, and Tyrese Samuel are 3 of the top prospects in this class and 3 of the top prospects in the state for 2019 due to their uncoachables.
Keep an eye on this group as these players are high impact guys with really high ceilings.
2019 Ranking Update: Top Wings
Isaac Johnson 6’10 PF American Fork
Johnson is one of the top wings in the nation, let alone in the state. He possesses good length and is one of the top shooters in the state. He can let it fly from anywhere on the floor with accuracy. Further, he moves well laterally and can protect the paint. Being able to play the 4 and shoot it at a high level makes Johnson quite an intriguing prospect.
Bernardo De Silva 6’9 PF Wasatch Academy
De Silva is more of a 5 at this point. However, he is athletic enough to make the transition to being a 4 at the next level. He is listed as a forward at this point. However, his upside will increase exponentially and make himself a more versatile prospect as he continues to improve his shooting and his ability to play along the perimeter.
Tyrese Samuel 6’8 PF Wasatch Academy
Samuel is one of the most athletic and versatile prospects in this class. He can put the basketball on the floor and attack the rim as well as play on the block. He is fluid and has a solid handle. Further, he is a capable shooter from deep. As he continues to get more accuracy, his stock will rise. Defensively, he can be a nightmare on the ball and in help side.
Majok Kuath 6’7 SF/PF Kearns
Kuath is one of the longest players in the state. Despite only being 6’7, he has a long wing span and a really good vertical. His athleticism makes college coaches drool. He moves well without the basketball and gets a lot of lob dunks due to his willingness to play the dunker spot. Like some of the other wings on this list who are good athletes, he needs to improve his jump shot in order to maximize his potential.
Dyson Frank 6’8 PF Jordan
Frank is a really intriguing prospect because he can play multiple positions due to his athleticism and shooting abilities. He came to Jordan and made an instant impact due to his versatile skill set and ability to do so many things on the court. His upside is extremely high, and he should be a huge part of the success that Jordan has next season.
2019 Ranking Update: Top Wings Watch List
Brendon Redford 6’4 SF/PF Davis
Redford has good footwork and plays with a high motor. He competes on both ends of the floor and brings a lot of versatility to the high school game. He is a decent shooter who can play along the perimeter but is more comfortable along the perimeter. Defensively, he moves his feet well and can guard an array of positions.
Hayden Welling 6’8 PF Corner Canyon
Welling has good length and a soft touch around the rim. As he aids muscle to his frame, his ability to compete on the glass will continue to improve drastically. Defensively, he rotates well and protects the rim. On the ball, he is able to build a wall on the block and force tough shots. On the perimeter, his lateral footwork is decent and does allow him to guard some 3s and 4s.
Dallin Spencer 6’6 PF Lehi
Spencer is a decent shooter from deep and possesses decent size for a 4 at many schools at the next level. In order to maximize his potential, he needs to shoot it better from deep in order to transition to a 3. With that said, he is solid on the glass and he plays hard on both ends of the floor.
Emmanuel Andrew 6’7 SF/PF Kearns
Andrews is a solid athlete with good length. He protects the rim well and can rattle the rim on the other side of the floor. Offensively, he has a smooth release and attacks the rim well. He has all of the uncoachables that are needed to be a NCAA Division-I prospect. As he continues to work, his upside is extremely high and could aid him in moving up this list.
Isaac Richards 6’5 PF Orem
Richards does the dirty work for Orem. Despite being an undersized power forward, he gets after it on the glass and finishes well around the rim. His work horse mentality is paramount to the success that Orem has. His role is very simple: Provide a post presence and compete for every rebound.