Newcomers in 2020: Part IV

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Posted On: 09/3/18 11:12 PM

Many of the Class of 2020 players are new to the PrepHoopsTN rankings.  With the needed expansion the Class of 2020 rankings invited in dozens of deserving prospects.  

The five players below all slotted between 110 and 160.  All five of this bunch will start the next two years of high school.

Be warned that all ranked prospects are not created equal.  By the second semester of senior year a safe rule of thumb is to consider the top 30 surefire DI prospects, the top 50 are likely to land DII/DI/JuCo.  If you trek to the 50-100 range you will see many DIII/NAIA guys and then the lower ranked players likely exist as strong high school starters with an outside shot at post-HS basketball.

If you want to peruse the rankings in their entirety smash here.

  • #120      Jalen Greer 2020 EOTO-TN 16u Wing Guard

Listed as a point guard, Jalen Greer will likely spend another year with Grace Christian as a wing.  Standing 6-foot-4 he possesses some lovely lateral mobility and surprising court vision.  The quickness isn’t quite there yet, but it could come.  Complimentary ball handler is a more safe projection for the undeniable athlete.

  • #124        Cortavious Buford     2020  Memphis Showtime Point Guard

Cortavious Buford started as a disruptive guard for Memphis Showtime 16u.

Memphis Showtime’s spirited guards frustrated ordinarily comfortable ball handlers for months.  Both Jay Coleman-Rose and Cortavious rattled cages with quick hands, quick feet, and determination.  Buford projects as a consistent perimeter defender.

  • #128      Charles Browder 2020 Tennessee Bobcats 17u F

Charles Browder gave Tennessee Bobcat Head Coach Kevin Feltner a invested rebounder.  Browder stands 6-foot-7, making him a sincere college basketball and football prospect (TE).   Standing in his way is a lack of explosion off the deck.  There are certainly ways to improve bounce.  Imagining the broad shouldered Browder grabbing defensive rebounds off the glass is an exciting vision.  Making it a reality will take hard work. 

  • #136      Amari Young 2020 Loretto High PG

Amari Young was the unsung sparkplug on Loretto High.

State Champion Amari Young played a solid supportive role last spring.  Facing a 31-win Monterey team in the Class A semifinals, Amari delivered an imperative seven points, four rebounds in 19 minutes.  With Loretto Amari kind of plays a combo guard, but he projects as a fringe DIII point guard.  

  • #157      Andre Eason 2020 Germantown F

Standing 6-foot-3, Andre Eason boasts a grown man’s body.  Dunking and dominating the blocks come easily.  Long term his potential is limited by his wing mobility.  There is no post-HS hooper standing 6-foot-3 dominating on the blocks.  Can he diversify his game and involve that impressive strength as a two-way wing?

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