Posted On: 09/9/18 11:52 PM
The Top 250 Expo had a number of skilled prospects in attendance. Below are more guys who had solid events but did not make it onto our 1st, 2nd, or 3rd teams. All of these guys should be on college coaches’ radars as they can play the game at a high level.
Latrell Swan 6’10 C 2019 Eduprize (Blue Chip Nation)
Swan has a lot of work to do on the offensive end. At times, he tried to do too much to show that he has improved his offensive skill set. With that said, he has gotten better. His footwork around the rim has improved, and he does have a soft touch. With that said, what makes him potentially intriguing at the next level is his defensive presence. He is long and moves his feet well.
Tre Bell 5’9 PG 2021 Peoria (Team M’phasis)
Bell has a solid handle and is a capable scorer. At times, he tried to do too much as well. However, he is quick and has gained more muscle mass. Further, he is a more than capable scorer and playmaker. Defensively, he is quick and uses his low center of gravity well to push the opposing guards into spots where they are uncomfortable.
Jaren Hunziker 5’11 PG 2020 Sahuaro (Powerhouse)
Hunziker was one of the prospects who barely missed the Top 20 game but had a really good event. Hunziker had one of the best changes of pace and direction with his ball handling. He is able to get to wherever he wants to get to on the floor despite his height and lateral speed. He is efficient and fundamentally sound which enables him to have success against more athletic competition.
Jake TenBerge 6’5 PF 2021 Chaparral (Firestorm)
TanBerge is the real deal. TanBerge has a bright future. He was one of the most fundamentally sound prospects at the event. He is an above average shooter from mid-range and has solid footwork on the block. Further, he is not afraid to get after it and get physical with opposing prospects. He competes at a high level and does whatever it takes to win.
Steinar Christianson 6’4 PF 2021 Ironwood (AZU)
Christianson played out of his mind. He shot the basketball extremely well from everywhere on the floor. Further, he finished well around the rim and competed throughout the event. He has good size on him and looks like he is going to continue to grow and get stronger. He has a really high ceiling and looks like he is just barely starting to scratch the surface of what he could be,
Caleb Alonso 6’5 SG/SF 2020 Desert Ridge
Alonso finished well around the rim and used his length to get into the paint at will. While he does not have tremendous speed or lateral movement, he has a solid handle and freezes defenders. Further, he understands how to use his length to create separate and scoring opportunities for himself. Alonso was solid throughout the event,
DeOtis Nunn 5’11 PG 2022 South Mountain (Team Harden)
Nunn might have been the top 2022 prospect in terms of scoring the basketball. It took him a little bit to get going. However, by the end of the event, he was in the conversation in regards to the top scorers out of any of the prospects at the event. He scored from all three levels and rarely missed. He looked like anything but a 2022 prospect on the offensive side of the ball.
Darien Masi 6’6 PF 2022 Chandler Prep (Team Harden)
Masi is far from a finished prospect. With that said, he continues to get better and better. Masi finished well around the rim and competed at a high level. He has good length and athleticism which enabled him to make plays that others couldn’t. He still showed moments of youth throughout the event. However, he looks like he is about to hit stride and bloom at any moment.