Posted On: 09/3/18 10:40 PM

With so many high school players and schools throughout Northern California, it can be very easy to “sleep” on a prospect. Any good player that feels that they aren’t getting enough credit or praise for their play can call themselves a “sleeper”. However, the best sleepers are the ones that didn’t receive the praise but ended up doing well in college basketball. Here are three players that may not receive a lot of praise but could blossom at the college level.

Malachi Butler – 6’8′ Thomas Downey HS

Butler is a very skilled big that also has a good motor. He finishes well around the basket, can run the floor, and has great feet. For the next level he will need to get stronger and move better laterally but he will be a great college player.
Nick Chiang – 6’1′ Joseph Gregori HS
Chiang is a long Guard who can really shoot from the outside and is a great leader on the court. His positive energy and how vocal he is on the court makes him a coach’s dream at the next level.
Izayah Talmadge – 6’3′ Sacramento HS
Talmadge is a high riser that is great in the open court. Once he develops a consistent outside shot he could be a great prospect for a school. He should have a good year in his senior season with Sacramento High School.