Best Available: 2019 Power Forwards

Recruiting
Indiana

Posted On: 10/30/18 1:14 PM

The high school season is less than three weeks away and we are at a point where commitments and best available are highly relevant. At the end of each month throughout the season, we will be diving into those players still on the board and looking at who fits where. Things can change in the span of a week so each month should provide us with a whole new view on the landscape.

Today, we are looking at the 2019 power forwards and the players still remaining on the board. We list the DI, DII, NAIA, and DIII targets. As a note, these are based off of where we think the player will excel at the highest level. Players will get recruited above and below the level we have them listed for but it is our estimation that these are where they would succeed the most.

Already Off The Board:

This is a position that has already produced a few non-DI commitments with Childress, Applegate, and Newman already off the board.  DeVault and Dove snuck in to a pair of lower level programs.  Overall, a good group already committed but still plenty available for teams to look at.

Mason Gillis

6’8

PF

New Castle

Indiana Elite 2019

Purdue

John-Michael Mulloy

6’10

PF

Carmel

Indy Heat 2019

Butler

Cobie Barnes

6’7

PF

Floyd Central

Indiana Elite 2019

Indiana State

Sam DeVault

6’8

PF

Evansville Memorial

UA Grind 2019

Austin Peay

Nate Childress

6’7

PF

Zionsville

Indiana Elite Metro 2019

Bethel College

Noah Applegate

6’6

PF

Penn

Indiana Game 2019

Hillsdale

Matt Dove

6’9

PF

Princeton

DistinXion 2019 Black

Army

Max Newman

6’7

PF

Monrovia

EG10 Silver 2019

Bethel College

DI Targets Still On The Board:

There are a number of guys still on the board for DI programs. However, things seem to be winding down for both Trayce and Laravia.  However, Curry and Johnson should still be on the board for a while and I don’t expect commitments until the season has begun at the earliest.  Curry and Johnson might also be candidates for JUCO stints as well so things could be drawn out even longer.

Trayce Jackson-Davis

6’9

PF

Center Grove

Indy Heat 2019

Sydney Curry

6’8

PF

Fort Wayne Northrop

Mac Irvin Fire 2019

Jalen Johnson

6’8

PF

Indianapolis Manual

UA Grind 2019

Jacob Laravia

6’7

PF

Lawrence Central

Gametime Thomas 2019

DII Targets Still On The Board:

DII teams still have a few options here. Ejah is the best of the bunch with a slight possibility of still landing a DI offer. He’s a perfect fit for a DII four-man and could be very high level. Robinson gives you the most versatile option and Jordan is the best true post and rim protection option.  All three seem like great fits for the DII level and can play in any league in the country.

David Ejah

6’5

PF

Fort Wayne Carroll

Indy Heat Red 2019

Jakobie Robinson

6’7

PF

Warren Central

Indiana Elite Fastbreak 2019

Wesley Jordan

6’7

PF

Lawrence Central

EG10 2019

NAIA Targets Still On The Board:

For those in this group, there will be some really aggressive recruiting coming up. Soltis and Rinehart are two of the more physical players and could be great fits for Crossroad League teams.  Stoltz has the most size and stretch ability of the bunch.  Hicks and Richardson are both slightly undersized for the position but they are also two of the more effective players in the post who can both play away from the rim a bit.  Andershock, Welch, and Johnson will be the more versatile of the bunch and Jordan might have the best upside of the group.

Nate Soltis

6’5

PF

Cardinal Ritter

Grassroots Indiana 2019

Sawyer Stoltz

6’9

PF

Huntington North

Indy Heat Red 2019

Zach Rinehart

6’7

PF

Avon

Indiana Elite Fastbreak 2019

Joe Andershock

6’6

PF

Marquette Catholic

SYF 2019

Ross Welch

6’7

PF

Cathedral

Indiana Elite Metro 2019

Terry Hicks

6’5

PF

Fishers

Team Teague 2019

Alan Cox

6’8

PF

Franklin Central

Indiana Faith 2019

Luke Richardson

6’6

PF

Lapel

Indiana Elite Central 2019

Michael Johnson

6’5

PF

Concord

Gametime Thomas 2019

Noah Jordan

6’6

PF

Indianapolis Metropolitan

Gametime Thomas 2019

DIII Targets Still On The Board:

There are a ton of great options still on the board for DIII teams. Detling and Jennings are the best of the bunch.  I think you also have quite a few sizable options at 6’6+ that can give you some ability to spread the floor. Hayes has improved quite a bit and Sroufe is ability to play primarily on the perimeter with some work. Even down the list, Robbins, Ayers, and Romig are some really intriguing options that could be even more impressive in a college system rather than a high school team.

Rylan Detling

6’7

PF

Frankton

Indiana Faith 2019

Jaiquan Edwards

6’5

PF

Crispus Attucks

Indiana Faith Black 2019

Jaylen Jennings

6’7

PF

Ben Davis

Indiana Elite Central 2019

Spencer Sroufe

6’7

PF

Whitko

Team Focus 2019 Gold

Jaden Hayes

6’6

PF

Southridge

DistinXion 2019 Black

Brandon Vernon

6’6

PF

Indianapolis Pike

EG10 2019

Richard Balkcom

6’5

PF

Merrillville

N/A

Gavin Hess

6’5

PF

Beech Grove

Indiana Elite Force 2019

Ahmoni Jones

6’4

PF

Indianapolis Pike

Team Teague 2019

Sammy Robbins

6’5

PF

Linton-Stockton

Southwest Rebels 2019

Jeff Clayton

6’6

PF

Ben Davis

Indiana Faith 2019

Mitchell Ayers

6’5

PF

Bishop Chatard

Grand Park Premier 2019

Matt Romig

6’6

PF

Columbus East

Indiana Elite Force 2019

Cameron Koschnic

6’6

PF

Penn

MBA Select 2019

Austin Ainscough

6’5

PF

Barr-Reeve

N/A