Posted On: 09/14/18 3:00 PM

Who are the best power forward and center prospects in the state of Illinois for the 2020 class?  We break down the top big men prospects right now!


Seryee Lewis (Kenwood)

Travel Team: Young & Reckless
Overall Ranking: #7

It was a breakout spring for Lewis.  He has always been an athletic freak, but he needed to play with a higher motor and be more consistent offensively.  Check mark on both of those!  He won 50/50 balls high pointing them in traffic and grabbing them out of the air all summer.  Offensively he utilized quick and aggressive moves including a go to right handed hook shot.  Also posterized a few opponents along the way.  Runs the floor extremely well. 


Devon House (Sterling Newman)

Travel Team: Quad City Elite
Overall Ranking: #11

House stands at about 6’8” with a wide body.  He has established himself among the best young posts in the state early in his career.  Despite his size he is actually a fairly good athlete that is light on his feet and runs the floor well.  Displayed quality moves in the post.  Where he was a beast was on the boards.  House snatches rebounds in traffic with his mitts.


Chris Conway (Naperville Central)

Travel Team: ET21 Buckeyes
Overall Ranking: #12

Conway is among the most intriguing 2020 posts in the state.  He has all the tools with a skilled offensive game and he put that on display when we saw him with ET21 Buckeyes in July.  Screen and roll, quick post moves, and takes from the mid-post.  Defensively he was a monster blocking shots and protecting the rim over and over again!  Great timing.  Defends in ball screens switching onto guards.


Nate Seputis (Lincoln Way East)

Travel Team: Team RWA
Overall Ranking: #16

Seputis is a well-built 6’9” center that has great size and strength on the interior.  He has the ability to score with his back to the basket and rebounds at a high rate in his area.  Face up potential.




Martice Mitchell (Bloom)

Travel Team: Mac Irvin Fire
Overall Ranking: #18

Mitchell displayed his high flying abilities with the Mac Irvin Fire 16U during July.  Regularly played above the rim with rim rattling jams.  Even had a two handed rock the cradle that was very impressive in one game we caught.  His college potential comes with his rim running and his shot blocking.



Jordan and Bennett Kwiecinski (Loyola)

Travel Team: Illinois Wolves
Overall Ranking: #22 & #23

These Loyola twins are face up four men that have a high skill level.  Very intriguing with their ability to handle and shoot it on the perimeter.  Both started to come on strong at the end of the spring with the Wolves and showed flashes in July, but neither had a breakout performance.  Big year for them over the next 12 months.



Sam Schultz (Oswego East)

Travel Team: HIT
Overall Ranking: #24

Schultz saw his stock rise in the spring and continued that in July with HIT.  This power forward has a nice combination of strength and mobility at the four spot.  Pick and pop player that can stretch the floor, but was more about his rebounding and transition play when we saw him.  Schultz has very strong hands which help him grab boards in traffic away from opponents.  High level rebounder.  Runs the floor tremendously well, but also proved he could take it on his own going coast to coast for a score.


Romelle Howard (Lincoln Park)

Travel Team: Mac Irvin Fire
Overall Ranking: #28

Howard is a big and physical four man that is so powerful inside.  The Lincoln Park post is a plus rebounder that is quick to the glass.  Has a chance to be a plus rebounder at the college level because of his physical tools and toughness.  Believe he will be a big part of a talented Lincoln Park squad this season.



Patrick Readye (Belleville Althoff)

Travel Team: Brad Beal Elite
Overall Ranking: #29

Readye is a big man that has nice size and strength on the interior.  He has a lot of the physical tools you look for in a post player.  The big man has gotten in better shape which allows him to get up and down the floor easier.  He displayed a right handed hook shot and also finished through contact when we saw him in June.  Can block an occasional shot.  Leaves you wanting just a bit more when you watch him and see his immense potential.


Tremear Fraley (Bogan)

Travel Team: Team RWA
Overall Ranking: #30

Fraley has the body for sure at 6’8” with broad shoulders and is really strong.  Active defensively blocking shots.  He also had a few monster jams offensively.  Needs some offensive refinement, but a lot of things to like here with his size and athletic pop.