Posted On: 06/19/18 2:06 PM
The class of 2021 Rankings were updated this past week and we are now going to continue on with our usual updates that come along with that including our area rankings. Today, we look at those from the northern part of the state with our 2021 Rankings.
|#||First||HT||POS||High School||Grassroots Team|
|1||Caleb Furst||6’8||PF||Blackhawk Christian||Indy Heat 2021|
|2||Jalen Blackmon||6’0||PG||Marion||Indy Heat 2021|
|8||Luke Goode||6’5||SF||Homestead||Indy Heat 2021|
|10||Kyle Ross||6’7||PF||Andrean||Indiana Elite 2021|
|11||Douglas Konieczny||6’5||SF||South Bend St. Joseph||Hayward Hoops 2021|
|14||Rocco Muratori||6’11||C||West Lafayette||Indy Heat 2021 Red|
|16||Michael Eley||6’3||SG||Fort Wayne Snider||Indiana Elite Central 2021|
|20||Luke Brown||5’10||PG||Blackford||Indiana Elite 2K20|
|21||Andrew Kroft||6’1||SG||Fort Wayne North||1Nation 2020|
|22||Naylon Thompson||6’0||PG||Bishop Luers||Indy Heat 2021 Red|
|23||Crishawn Christmas||6’4||SF||Gary West||EG10 2021|
|27||Adam O’Dell||6’6||C||South Bend St. Joseph||Hayward Hoops 2021|
|28||Chris Mantis||6’4||SF||Lowell||UA Grind 2021|
|29||Quimari Peterson||5’10||PG||Gary West||Meanstreets 2021|
|37||Luka Balac||6’0||PG||Munster||Indiana Elite 2021|
|39||Max Grimes||6’2||PG||Lafayette Jeff||Indiana Elite Ice 2021|
|42||Brenden Lytle||5’11||PG||Bishop Dwenger||Indy Heat 2021 Red|
|45||Ashton Beaver||6’0||PG||Lafayette Jeff||Indiana Elite Ice 2021|
|53||Max Jacobsen||6’1||PG||Harrison||Indiana Elite Ice 2021|
|55||Joseph Phinisee||6’0||PG||McCutcheon||Indiana Elite Ice 2021|
|56||Colton Jones||6’1||PG||Valparaiso||Indiana Dawgz 2021|
|57||Weston Hamby||5’11||PG||Manchester||TPE 2021|
Breakdown: The reality here is that the class is far from being sorted out but the northern and southern parts of the states have a ton of talent, more so than the Indy area. The Northern has the two best players in the class currently with Caleb Furst and Jalen Blackmon. They also hold some of the higher upside players with a ton of size/skill. Those include Luke Goode, JR Konieczny, and Rocco Muratori.
However, the whole way up and down this group of talent, you have guys like Naylon Thompson, Chris Mantis, and Joseph Phinisee who are nowhere near finished products that we are still waiting to see how they turn out, but at the end could really jump up to support the higher end talent in the area.
Most of the talent is coming from the Fort Wayne area but I think the Lafayette and South Bend areas are strong in this class. The Region might have the most depth of talent in the last five years.