Posted On: 09/25/18 3:00 PM

What shooting guards and small forwards took their games to the next level and saw their stock get a major boost in the latest 2021 rankings?  Check out some of the players that did just that here!


Isaiah Barnes (OPRF)

Previous Ranking: #12

Current Ranking: #6

Barnes is a long and athletic wing with a super projectable body.  It all came down to seeing him produce at a high level.  That concern went away in July as he had several big games for the Illinois Wolves showing that he is without question one of the top wings in the state of Illinois.  Fluid scoring game with a feathery touch on his jumper and can take his man off the bounce with long strides.



Bryce Hopkins (Fenwick)

Previous Ranking: #14
Current Ranking: #8

Hopkins was great for the Illinois Wolves at the 15U level.  The strong wing showed more athleticism than we had previously seen and his versatility was what set him apart.  He scored inside and outside.  Defended very well in the post including checking elite post Michael Foster.  Rebounds well from the wing.




Matthew Williams (Peoria Notre Dame)

Previous Ranking: NR
Current Ranking: #30

Williams is one of the more intriguing central Illinois wings we saw during the summer.  At 6’3” with projectability to continue to grow this Peoria Notre Dame small forward finishes well in traffic and can post up his opponent.  Length plays well on defense.




Connor Davis (Neuqua Valley)

Previous Ranking: NR
Current Ranking: #33

Davis is a 6’3” shooting guard from Neuqua Valley High School.  The rising sophomore likes to use shot fakes and skilled moves to get where he needs on the floor.  Quality mid-range shooter that stretched it to three on one occasion.  Rebounded well from his guard position for HIT.




Donovan Amos (Fremd)

Previous Ranking: NR
Current Ranking: #56

Amos is a two guard that really jumped on our radar with his play at Summer Challenge.  The Fremd long and rangy guard has a feathery jump shot.  He was very smooth working his pull up game.  Mixed in a few scores off the bounce although his handles need to tighten up.  Defensively he has a chance to change the game with his length on the perimeter.