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Posted On: 06/30/18 10:00 AM
Prep Hoops Wisconsin recently released our updated class of 2020 rankings following the spring travel season. Which prospects might be too undervalued on that list? We take a look at seven players who perhaps deserve to be higher by the time the 2018-19 season rolls around.
No. 6 Desmond Polk (Nicolet/Phenom University)
We’ll see how this summer plays out, but have a feeling that Polk might be as high as fourth after the July evaluation period. Polk was a little banged up during the spring, but was able to finish without missing too much time. Adjusting to a new team and new league in the EYBL, Polk was a big reason for Phenom University’s success. A strong two-way player that can play either guard spot, Polk is a deadly 3-point shooter with lock down potential on the defensive end of the floor.
No. 22 Karter Thomas (Oshkosh West/Ray Allen Select)
Thomas has been playing at a very high level in June. We liked what we saw of him as a sophomore with Oshkosh West and he’s elevated his play even more during the travel season. In two Wisconsin camps, Thomas not only held his own against some of the best players in the state, he excelled. A terrific outside shooter who can also kill defenses in the pick n’ roll, Thomas is playing for a top 15-20 spot in the next rankings release.
No. 40 Will Fuhrmann (Reedsburg/JAG Select)
Been impressed by the little we’ve been able to see of Fuhrmann during the travel season. With his high school squad, word is, Fuhrmann has been doing some big things and appears poised for a breakout season. His elevated ranking may just depend on seeing him in more competitive environments.
No. 42 Ricky Canady (Racine Park/Gallo Sports Center)
Like Fuhrmann, Canady needs to be seen in some higher level matchups. In the little we’ve seen of him this spring, Canady has wowed and often been the best player on the floor — quite a surprise after such a quiet high school season. A physically intimidating prospect, Canady can play and defend anywhere on the wing and a little bit on the interior as well thanks to his brute strength. Canady is a terrific drive and dish player with surprisingly quick handles for his size. A player who lives at the rim and doesn’t try an over-simplify the game, Canady is one of the better hidden gems in this 2020 class.
No. 50 Max Klesmit (Neenah/Wisconsin Blizzard)
May not wow you athletically for a wing prospect, but Kelsmit just competes and has a knack for scoring. Have liked his feel for the game and his size/length to help him score when he gets into the paint. A solid and reliable shooter from 3-point range, Klesmit is able to score in a variety of ways. We’ll be keeping a close eye on the 6-foot-3 junior during the NY2LA championships next month.