Heating Up: Heavy Impact Recruits/Prospects

High School

Posted On: 08/7/18 4:01 PM

Zimife Nwokeji, The Rock

By far the biggest recruiting haul in the SIAA this summer, the four star class of 2019 Florida State commit gives Justin Hardin’s team a prized forward with a vertically explosive game.

His finishing ability and wild, rim to rim athleticism is so much in alignment with today’s high major game.

Hardin has spent this summer leaving no stone unturned on the prep recruiting trails, bolstering a roster front-loaded with Division-1 talent. Expect Nwojecki to establish a formidable inside-outside tandem with heady and uber-poised 6-foot Class of 2019 guard Bryan Greenlee, who recently received an offer from Boston University.

Lee Flenor, South Miami

The muscle-bound 6-foot-6 workhorse is a monster on the offensive and defensive glass.

Buoyed by a blackout work ethic, a facet translatable to his hustle heavy game, Flenor is your quintessential lunchpail and hardhat combo forward.

Similar to his cousin and South Miami teammate, Turo Dean, Flenor brings layers of unbridled defensive tenacity and toughness.

The Class of 2019 prospect, who recently earned an offer from Stetson, has a serious motor. Some may have him pigeonholed as a tweener, being a 6-6 forward battling on the glass against 7-footers.

Yet Flenor’s brute toughness is similar to former Quinnipiac star forward Victor Akinyanju, a 6-foot-4 four man who once had a 20-point, 20-rebound single game performance. Heart and grit trounces size, every time.

CJ Lane, TLAP Academy

The 6-foot-5, 190-pound Class of 2019 off guard brings a smooth and consistent stroke. He’s equally proficient at finding the rim on stickbacks, hard drives, and hustle points around the rim.

Georgetown has now inquired about the late-blooming lane, per TLAP head coach Louis Graham.

A West Palm Beach native, Graham starred at Georgia Southern and prolonged his career over the waters.

Nsude Childera, The Nation Prep

The 7-foot-1 Class of 2020 prospect comes to Port St. Lucie with the polish and build that many at his size lack.

He’s developed a natural feel for the back to the bucket game. While he’s still very much a blank canvas as far as big game experience, his footwork and hands ooze of potential.

The young international product has the upside of a bullish one dribble, attack the rim threat at 7-1.

Julian Surla, Potter’s House Academy

The sharpshooting guard from Sweden was initially buried on the depth chart as a sophomore, playing behind a number of older and more experienced guards.

Then, with the mass exodus of talent and mid-season transfers, Surla was propelled into meaningful minutes.

He produced with a 3-point presence and reliable on-ball defensive tactics.

Saint Vincent, Miami Beach High

The well built Class of 2019 guard has a well rounded guard’s skill set and can score the rock at all three levels.

He’s improved with his quickness and how effectively he sees the floor and creates both in the open court and in a half court set.

Vincent is the type of high level performer with consistency and poise in big games. A projected 20 PPG and nine assists per game are not far fetched numbers to envision for the talented and crafty guard this season.