Posted On: 09/4/18 7:20 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 2020 forwards who will be looking to do just that here this season.
2020 – Part 1
The younger brother of Gonzaga freshman Filip Petrusev, David came to Montverde from Serbia last year with his brother. At 6’7″, he has wing abilities but is a little bit smaller than his stretch shooting brother. David Petrusev will be leaned upon as a key asset and if he can contribute in similar ways like Filip, then he’ll be well on his way. The younger Petrusev is No. 38 overall in the latest 2020 Prep Hoops Florida rankings.
Smart, strong and collective at most times, Ricardo Wright is a leader by example. A quiet kid on the court, the 6’4″ guard/forward likes to push the tempo often and he is at his best when he gets inside as an attacker. Wright is in for a steady junior campaign at Eustis as the trendsetter and floor leader. He is No. 50 in the 2020 Florida rankings.
This summer between AAU ball and team camps with Stranahan, 6’6″ forward Inady Legiste turned plenty of heads. He has a craftiness about him in the paint whether he’s crashing the boards, putting up hook shoots or simply attacking. Legiste is a smart kid who just loves to ball and is simply appreciative of his opportunity. He ranks No. 77 overall.
A lot was said about Ronnie Williams last season at Clearwater Central Catholic. He’s since moved over to Berkeley Prep, a program that has a chance to make a deep run this season. Williams is a 6’4″ guard/forward who is gaining confidence by the day. At times, his shot selection is questionable, but he has a quick trigger and he’s starting to get into the paint for tough lay-ins. He comes in at No. 88.
At a new look Orlando Christian Prep, Jonthy Candelario has a chance to carve out a real role. The 6’5″ tweener is a big body who can bully people inside and his jump shot is seasoned. He always plays active and he’s now healthy and ready to go for this season. Candelario lands at No. 109 overall.
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