Newcomers in 2020: Part II

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Posted On: 08/31/18 11:11 PM

Included in the 205 ranked Class of 2020 players many are newcomers.  With the needed expansion the Class of 2020 rankings invited in dozens of deserving prospects.  

The five players below all slotted between 150 and 180.  All five of this bunch will start the next two years of high school.

Be warned that all ranked prospects are not created equal.  A safe rule of thumb is to consider the top 30 potential DI prospects, the top 50 are likely to land DII/DI/JuCo.  If you trek to the 50-100 range you will see many DIII/NAIA guys and then the lower ranked players likely exist as strong high school starters with an outside shot at post-HS basketball.

If you want to peruse the rankings in their entirety smash here.

  • #160      Connor Gillespie 2020 WG

Connor Gillespie is one of the forgotten hoopers.  After sustaining an injury Gillespie missed the entire AAU season.  He is back and ready to showcase his game during a strong junior season at St. Benedict at Auburndale.

  • 162         Zachary Street     2020  Tennessee Legacy PG

Stone Memorial High is usually all Justin Headrick all the time.  Zachary Street is a nice player with promise. He dressed as a small forward last winter, but projects as a combo guard. 

  • #165     Cade Purvine 2020 WHBH Gold Point Guard

Cade Purvine is one of the few holdovers from WHBH’s early teams.  Coach J.P. Primm brought him along with all of the new additions and Cade fit right in.  A sharpshooting floor general Cade projects as a Division III starting guard.  He might get some NAIA looks too.  Love his grit.

  • #167     LaDarius Chigano 2020 East TN Kings F 

Rarely are 6-foot-7 prospects ranked this low, but LaDarius is a very, very raw young man.  According to his AAU coach Chigano just picked up the game a little over a year ago.  He earned his way into the top 200 with size and raw strength, but skills need to follow soon.  Can Chigano put it together in time?  It will be interesting to watch his development.

  • #176       Jamarius Horton  2020 Memphis Showtime Wing Guard

 

 

 

 

 

 

Memphis Showtime rattled off some nice, strong victories with exceptionally devoted guard play.  Standing next to two bullet guards, Jamarius Horton lined up as a wing.  At 5-foot-11 it is hard to imagine Jamarius as a wing much longer.  He plays quickly well, as do all of the Memphis Showtime players under Coach Shelvie Rose.  Horton can handle and get to the tin.  He needs more range on his jumper still.  Speed really helped Jamarius into the top 180 players.  He is a guy that needs to be seen again to truly appreciate everything he can do.