2019 Forwards: Most To Prove (Part 2)

Grassroots
Florida

Posted On: 08/30/18 4:53 PM

With the 2018-19 season quickly approaching, there are endless prospects out to show they can play with the big boys at the next level.

Over the last few weeks, I broke down point guards from the 2019-2021 classes that had a lot to prove. Now, it is time to look at a different positional group.

Here’s a look at five more 2019 forwards who will be looking to do just that here this season.

ICYMI: Part 1

Jordan Mitchell (Montverde)

It has been a long haul back for 2019 Montverde forward Jordan Mitchell. He spent much of last year recovering from a torn ACL after transferring down from Ohio. This summer, Mitchell shined with Team Parsons as they monitored his minutes (video below). The 6’7″ forward has earned offers from UF, Xavier, Ohio State and Iowa. A big senior year would do wonders for Mitchell as he has plenty to prove coming back from his injury.

Reese Yothers-Jackson (Lakeland)

Previously at Lake Gibson, Reese Yothers-Jackson is an instant impact transfer at Lakeland. Filled with length at 6’7″, Yothers-Jackson is very thin, but he is becoming more confident near the rim and that is helping his chances alongside a slew of athletes at his new school. I saw him dominate down low at the inaugural Prep Hoops Sun Bash in January and will earn his chances this fall.

Jordan Preaster (Central Florida Christian)

A true and determined leader for Central Florida Christian, Jordan Preaster is a tweener who can play both guard and forward at the next level. He earned his first offer from Bethune Cookman in July and has interest from Stetson, Mercer, Eastern Washington, Robert Morris, Navy, Army and Troy. At 6’5″, Preaster is quick off the dribble and reliable in transition.

Simon Wilbar (Canterbury)

Down in Ft. Myers, Canterbury will have a different feel. That isn’t necessarily a bad thing with senior forward Simon Wilbar peaking at the right time. Settling too often for outside shots a year ago, the 6’9″ forward has been using his size and long arms to his advantage this summer. Wilbar is stronger and looks much more sure of himself as an inside scorer.

Anthony Duncan (Poinciana)

So many times a year ago, Anthony Duncan was the top scorer for Poinciana. There is so much burst and energy in the 6’6″ forward. Duncan loves to get out on the break and during the Stetson team camp in June, he was one of the best players there. Expect a breakout season for Duncan, who is looking to do more as an all-around player.

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