Posted On: 09/5/18 1:00 PM
PrepHoopsIllinois is pleased to announce the field for the 2019 Highland Shootout! This annual event has become the premier stop in early January for high school basketball fans across the state. This year’s slate might be the best ever!
From an Illinois perspective the event will feature three of the top six overall prospects in the 2019 class in EJ Liddell (Belleville West), Chris Payton (Bloomington), and Terrence Hargrove (East St. Louis). Liddell is the reigning Mr Basketball, #1 senior in-state, and he led Belleville West to the 4A state championship last season. Payton and Hargrove will go head to head at the event! Also a great battle between the top two non-metro east seniors in southern Illinois early in the day with Landon Wolfe (Effingham) taking on Bryce Bultman (Nashville) will be a fun contest.
Other prospects from Illinois that will be worth paying close attention to include Nathan Duckworth (Normal West), Drew Wollenschlager (Normal West), Terance Fisher (Normal West), Ethan Young (Edwardsville), Carson Parker (Nashville), Tanner Bergman (Nashville), Terry Pelczynski (Nashville), Parker Wolfe (Effingham), Drew Thompson (Effingham), Nathan Thompson (Effingham), Donzell Johnson (Bloomington), Lashawn Johnson (East St. Louis), Armon Williams (East St. Louis), Sam LaPorta (Highland), Stephen Torre (Highland), Keith Randolph (Belleville West), Lawrence Brazil (Belleville West), and Tommie Williams (Belleville West).
The teams coming from the state of Missouri are STACKED! The top two seniors in the state will be in the house as Isiaih Mosley (Rockbridge) and Mario McKinney (Vashon) are battling it out for the best 2019 prospect in Missouri. Both are nationally ranked top 150 prospects. The three premier juniors in the state of Missouri will also be on hand with Caleb Love (CBC), Cam’Ron Fletcher (Vashon), and Luke Kasubke (Chaminade) all being nationally ranked players with high-major attention. A pair of sleeper 2019s will also draw interest from college coaches in Keyyaun Batchman (Chaminade) and Josh Wallace (CBC).
Nicolet from Wisconsin might be the best team in the field. They feature one of the top 5 2020 prospects in the country in point-forward Jalen Johnson. This elite passing and scoring wing has offers from everywhere and is one of the most exciting players regardless of class. His running mate is the #3 ranked prospect in Wisconsin and top 100 national 2020 recruit Jamari Sibley.
Date: Saturday, January 5
Location: Highland High School
Edwardsville vs Normal West
Nashville vs Effingham
Bloomington vs East St. Louis
Highland vs Poplar Bluff (MO)
Rock Bridge (MO) vs CBC (MO)
Nicolet (WI) vs Chaminade (MO)
Belleville West vs Vashon (MO)