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Posted On: 07/9/18 11:33 AM
Isaiah Cozart, Madison Central (M.A.T.T.S. Mustangs) – Cozart has a good chance to end up as a high major D1 recruit by the end of July as his offense seems to have caught up to his defense. Isaiah has made huge strides since he was an awkward and lanky 15 year old who could block shots but was a non-factor on the offensive end. As Isaiah has grown and developed he has elevated his game to another level and is primed for a big July.
Dieonte Miles, Walton-Verona (NKY Squad) – Dieonte has the highest ceiling of anyone in the state at 6’10, long and athletic with some perimeter skills. Miles is a mystery to many. He possesses all the intangibles to be a high major recruit but has a short list of schools recruiting him. I wouldn’t be surprised to see Dieonte have the best college career of everyone in the 2019 class but right now he has so much potential that needs to be put into production.
Nick Thelen, Covington Catholic (EG10) – Nick has a great motor and plays super hard as a good athlete that can switch screens and guard about any position on the floor. The issue with Thelen’s recruitment is that he is a bit of a tweener at 6’6. He holds an offer from Bellarmine and could land there ultimately.
Brennan Canada, George Rogers Clark (M.A.T.T.S. Mustangs) – Canada is not a true post as he plays the stretch 4 spot in both high school and AAU but he is a big bodied 4 that plays inside, gobbles up rebounds and can put the ball on the floor a little bit. Brennan has been consistently in the top prospects in the class and should end his high school career as one of the top players in the 2019 class and go on to a solid college career.
Jamarion Sharp, Hopkinsville (Pocket City) – Mr. Potential. Kentucky just doesn’t have many players 7 foot or taller and Sharp has a chance to wind up mid major or better as a project big man. He already has two D1 offers (from Jacksonville State and Middle Tennessee) and could wind up at a higher level with a big July. Jamarion has a chance to be really good in 3-4 years if a college staff is willing to see the big picture and take their time with him.
Other Names to Know:
Darius Osborne, Pleasure Ridge Park (The Ville)
Reid Jolly, Campbell County (NKY Force)
Vince Rankin, Ryle (NKY Force)
Nick Martin, Knox County Central (Team Vision)
Jerry Davis, Valley
Pete Knochelmann, Covington Holy Cross (Kentucky Royals)
Ethan Brook, Walton-Verona (NKY Squad)