Posted On: 09/19/18 11:50 AM
Scottie Barnes, University School
While infecting the lineup with dazzling displays and athleticism and open court finishing, the highly-lauded Class of 2020 prospect has emerged into one of the most highly prioritized products on the nation’s recruiting agora. Head coach Jimmy Carr rattled off Florida State, Florida, Miami, Louisville, Villanova, and CAL as the programs who are most active in his recruitment. Many of these programs have been frequent visitors in South Florida this fall, as the team has kicked off open gyms while entertaining a fall schedule.
Barnes, who creates havoc as a multi-positional defensive threat capable of instigating turnovers and engineering the break and dishing, has worked the most at tuning up his shot. If he can display a reliable 18-20 footer, he’s got all the tools capable of catapulting him to a Top-3 national recruit.
Jadrian Tracey, Oldsmar Christian
Florida Gulf Coast is the latest to offer the high-rising 6-foot-5 guard/forward out of the 2020 class, who has opened up a 3-point shot. After averaging 19 points and 6.6 boards at Riverdale, Tracey will assume the role of go-to source for a revived OCS program coming off a topsy turvy season marred by uncertainty. He additionally holds offers from Tennessee Tech and Murray State. He’s been receiving steady interest from USF and South Florida.
Jacob Crews, Superior Collegiate
The 6-foot-7 sharpshooter has shown an adeptness at creating his own shoot, scoring off the dribble, and shooting it with a blink-quick release. Arkansas State recently offered the mid major prospect, who has a unique attribute in the one compartment of his game which tends to get overlooked–his sneaky bounce and ability to get above the rim and finish. With South Florida native Mike Balado now at Arkansas State, there is an immediate connection there. Balado recruited Elijah Weaver thoroughly when he was an assistant coach at Louisville and Weaver was at Oldsmar with current SCA head coach John Bianchi.
Bryan Greenlee, The Rock School
Boston University is the latest program to offer the well-built 6-foot guard, who has developed an innate thirst for scoring the basketball and weaving through defenders on his way to the rim. With his facilitating and scoring and ability to apply ramped up pressure on both guard slots, the Class of 2019 Greenlee is one of the more poised players in the SIAA and the state. He’s still flying under the radar, as he’s outdueled and outperformed several more highly ranked and highly touted players this past season and summer. He’s got a college ready body and aspects a college coach would never want to have to worry about in his coachability and work ethic.
Richard Charles, North Miami Senior High
A sheer flamethrower who can dial in from way, way beyond the confines of the arc, Charles has picked up quick interest from Barry, Palm Beach Atlantic, Florida International and Kentucky State. He holds an offer from Livingstone College. With his scoring and ability to get hot in a hurry, he’s got the chance to be a late blossoming recruit. With his unlimited range and fearless 3-point shooting, Charles has the chance to be one of the best 3-point shooters in both the city and the state of Florida.