2019 Post Stock Risers

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Posted On: 09/6/18 3:00 PM

The post play is thin in the 2019 class, but there are a few that helped their stock in July.  We take a look at that group of prospects here!

 

Rashaun Agee (Bogan)

Previous Ranking: #31
Current Ranking: #24

Agee is a strong and athletic four man that proved throughout July with the Mac Irvin Fire that he could rebound at a high rate and that is what he can hang his hat on at the next level.  It impressed a lot of college coaches!

 

 

 

CJ Wilbourn (Normal Community)

Previous Ranking: #32
Current Ranking: #26

Wilbourn has always been in the mix as one of the better power forwards in the class, but what took his game to that next level was the development of his face up game.  He shot it better and displayed great growth as a ball handler.  Rebounds well in traffic.

 

 

 

Aidan Shore (Sterling)

Previous Ranking: #158
Current Ranking: #42

Shore turned it up a huge notch!  We didn’t get to see him unfortunately in the spring, but saw him in three settings in July where he shined each time.  Legit size and length on the interior.  He is wiry and thin, but that doesn’t stop him from being a good rebounder and has nice timing blocking shots.  Soft touch around the hoop and can hit a short jumper.

 

 

Kameron Leonard (Bolingbrook)

Previous Ranking: #112
Current Ranking: #73

Leonard stands at 6’8” with a strong frame.  He is intriguing because of his size and build.  The thing that he does best is rebound the basketball inside of his area.  If the ball is near him Leonard snatches the rebound up!  High pointed them if they were contested.  Leonard struggles finishing and isn’t much of a scorer at this stage, but does show flashes on occasion.

 

 

Evan Pogge (Normal Community)

Previous Ranking: NR
Current Ranking: #100

Pogge has good strength around the hoop.  Finishes well on dump off passes and garners deep post position in the paint.  Quality area rebounder.  He was tough defensively blocking multiple shots a game when we saw with the Illinois Irish in July.

 

 

 

Carter Thurman (Plainfield North)

Previous Ranking: NR
Current Ranking: #111

Thurman is a 6’6” power forward that has good size and strength.  Liked how he attacked downhill from the high post area and the lefty did a nice job converting at the rim for his Illinois Attack squad.  Tough forward that works best facing up and getting to the hoop.

 

 

 

Brian Johnson (Glenbrook North)

Previous Ranking: #239
Current Ranking: #112

The Glenbrook North four man is a gritty post that has a nose for the basketball.  Competitive kid that rebounds in traffic.  Also displayed his ability to stretch the defense with his three point shot in July with Kessel Heat.