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Posted On: 06/27/18 8:31 PM
1. Mylik Wilson 6’3 SG Rayville (Woodz Elite)
Since our last update, Wilson has done one thing, and it was something that he has done all throughout his high school career; win. Wilson is the definition of a winner. Since our last update, Wilson has won a state championship, and brought home the title game MVP honors after dropping 25 points to go along with 10 assists. Then once the grassroots season kicked off, he has continued his winning ways, leading Woodz Elite (Arkansas) to an 11-5 record in the EYBL as well as a spot in Peach Jam. The only real knock on his game is that he has hit a bit of a rough patch in terms of shot making from deep, which is normally one of the strongest parts of his game. He is only making 20% from 3 on the EYBL.
2. Jordan Wright 6’5 CG Dunham (ProSkills)
Much of the same can be said about the winning ways of Jordan Wright since our last update. SInce then, Wright has also brought home a state title, knocking down a buzzer beater over district rival Episcopal, and coming away with MVP honors as well, going for 25 points. He has also gotten his grassroots team (ProSkills out of Dallas) a birth for Peach Jam as well. Wright is more of a facilitator, and does a great job at attacking the rim. He has a wide frame and uses it to his advantage.
3. Greg Hammond 6’5 CG Sophie B. Wright (Louisiana Supreme)
Well what a 3 months it has been for Greg Hammond! In our last update, he was ranked 16, and if I’m being honest, I thought of him as a fringe D1 player. Since then, he has absolutely exploded! It started in the high school playoffs when he really took off and had some impressive games. Then once he got into grassroots, he took things to another gear. He leads Louisiana Supreme, one of the better Adidas Gauntlet teams in the country, in all 3 statistical categories. He has averaged 13.5 points, 6.5 rebounds, and 2.5 assists, all while leading his team to the Adidas Gauntlet Finale. Hammond went from having 0 offers to start March to have a dozen now.
4. Tylan Pope 6’6 F Franklinton (ProSkills)
Pope is another player that has really risen up the rankings after putting together a monster grassroots season so far. He plays with a ton of energy and effort every single night, and he is definitely one that you take notice of as soon as he steps on the court. He is second on Pro Skills in both points and rebounds, and has been a big reason for their surprise success on the EYBL circuit. He has taken a big step towards being able to play on the wing, but still looks best at the 4 spot on the court. He picked up a big offer from Baylor after the live periods in April.
5. Damiree Burns 6’7 F Sophie B. Wright (Louisiana Supreme)
Burns is another player that rose up the rankings since our last update. In our last update, he was at 12, and is making the top 5 of the rankings for the first time. He is a long, versatile, athletic player, that can get away with playing the 2-4 without much hesitation. He has come a long way in terms of ball handling and shooting ability, and has really surprised me with just how comfortable he is on the wing. One of the most impressive qualities he possesses is just how good of a teammate he is. He doesn’t have much of an ego, and works hard for the good of the team. That goes a long way for me, and whatever school he ends up at is going to be getting a steal.