Posted On: 09/7/18 5:44 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 2021 forwards who will be looking to do just that here this season.
The length and scoring potential of Earnest Ross give him an advantage already. Even though he’s only going to be a sophomore, the long 6’8″ forward can shoot from anywhere on the floor, handle the ball well and he can slash when needed. Expect Ross to carry over his strong play from the summer with Thunderstruck into high school season with Santa Fe.
When watching Jayven Millien, you see a young-faced forward with a built upper body frame. At 6’6″ and growing, the Sarasota Riverview athlete is going to take the next step this fall. The Rams are deep but Millien will be counted on to hit mid-range jumpers and play stand out defense.
It was the Aaron Jones show at Evangelical Christian last season. He had one heck of a freshman season leading his side with 13.4 PPG and 7.1 RPG. The 6’6″ slasher had five 20 point outings and a varsity career-best 31 points. The comfort level is there for Jones and now he is going to be asked to do even more as a sophomore.
Based off of his strong upper body and overall length, James Henderson is a nice looking prospect. His jumper isn’t quite there yet, but he is a mismatch in the paint and as an attacker. Henderson is already a seasoned rebounder. At 6’6″, he’s going to be a top piece for Westminster Christian this season.
On an always impactful Charlotte squad, Tre Carroll got his feet wet with varsity as a freshman, averaging 7.5 PPG. The 6’6″ forward has sound form on his jumper and he’s able to weave past defenders with his mix of speed and size. This is a huge sophomore campaign for Carroll.