Posted On: 08/28/18 3:42 PM
The Class of 2020 rankings are here!
Always remember at PrepHoops.com we rank on what a player WILL BE, not on what they are today. In no way does this mean stop striving, because rankings always have flaws and always overlook good players.
Nearing the #100 the lists feature players that might not make it onto a college roster. Each of the players below showcased something that hinted at college potential. Still, height is not enough to guarantee that college dream will be realized. Skill development is key for many of the players in this fourth tier. Both Hamdi Osman and Devine Owens are accustomed to defending and attacking college-bound talents, which will position them well for improving rapidly.
If you want to look at the complete 2020 rankings, smash here.
The following list reveals the 31st-40th wings in the state alongside their statewide overall ranking. The first player listed is the #31 wing, and also the #73 overall player in Tennessee in 2020.
#73 Devine Owens (Whitehaven)
Most of Whitehaven’s roster featured shorter point guards. Devine Owens is not in that mold and the sturdy wing looks more like a football player than anything else. Owens is a top 100 prospect because he excels at top speeds at an imposing wing size.
#82 Jalen Page (Blackman)
The 6-foot-1 wing Jalen Page changes direction well, creating more slashing opportunities for himself. Page showed off some outside shooting touch last winter. There will be many more minutes available to Page after Blackman stalwart Trenton Gibson graduated.
#87 Hamdi Osman (Arlington)
Hamdi is a rebounder, a scorer, a glue guy. He morphs into whatever the team needs. The exciting prospect grew to 6-foot-5 in the last year and his game remains guardish. That mixture of skill and size is hard to find.
#97 Darius Bell (Portland)
Bell ran with the Tennessee Tigers and generally plays the 4/5. To be the most coveted prospect he can be Darius Bell needs to become a 6-foot-5 wing. It will be an uncomfortable transition for the upright, incredibly strong young man. Still, it is necessary at his height. The handles and lateral mobility are the first things he can address. Bell is very coachable and respected by teammates.
#100 Dalton Greer (Karns)
This is a potential over production pick. Dalton Greer stands 6-foot-3 and scored over four points per game as a sophomore. Playing with Karns helped him adjust to a higher speed of play.
#101 Ben Zachary (Dayspring Academy)
Throughout the winter Ben Zachary glanced down upon the masses from his basketball ivory tower. Ben is a high volume scorer at the small school level. Like most volume scorers he does many things well making it hard to dampen his threat.
#111 Tomario Vereen (Clarksville Northeast)
Frankly, Tomario has not shown much on the basketball court yet. He was buried behind a strong senior class and of course Alec Kegler. Vereen’s future probably aligns better with football recruiting. He earned his way onto this list with power and poise.
#115 Sam Spence (Christian Brothers)
Like all of his Christian Brothers brothers, Sam Spence plays technical, precision basketball. Spence does not play above the rim, but he is more than a catch-and-shoot guy. Spence embraces the contact young players tend to shy away from. And he can shoot well.
#116 Tyler Nordin (Bearden)
Tyler is another talented hooper that suffered paltry playing time behind exceptional stars (Trent Stephney, Ques Glover). During June Tyler started to contribute points in the increased opportunities he earned. The entire Bearden team is back this winter, so his breakout June might be a poor indicator.
#117 Matthew Berry (Jackson South Side)
In a vacuum Matthew Berry is a point guard. For the purposes of college recruiting he will be a wing, if only because South Side plays plenty of other point guards. With a 6-foot-3 wingspan, Berry can score double figures against the quickest players in the state.
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