Posted On: 10/25/18 4:41 PM
The high school season is just around the corner and we’re previewing a few of the state’s most competitive conferences. One conference that will surely be interesting to watch is the Denver Prep League. Here is a look at some of the top wings throughout the conference.
Kwane Marble – Denver East – 2019
The Denver Prep league is Kwane’s league to own this year. He is one of the most versatile players in the state and heading into senior year he is a top three player in the state with plenty to prove. He is coming off of a year in which he averaged 16.6 points a game and also added 4.9 rebounds and 4.6 assists a game to go along with it. He is a player that demands so much attention that it opens things up for others. He can score from beyond the arc or gets to the lane and finishes amongst the best of them. This will be a big senior year in which I expect him to average 20 points a game. East goes as far as Kwane takes them.
TJ Bamba – Lincoln – 2020
TJ is one of the state’s most capable players. He has that ‘IT’ factor and is a player that does everything. He gets to the rim and finishes with either hand or a dunk, improved on his jump-shot this past summer and one of the most impressive parts of his game is how he distributes off of the double team that is surely coming. He is dangerous in the open court, handles the ball well and will surely be one of the top names in the state going into his junior year. Bamba is a player that will you will have to go out and see before the year is up as a must-see player.
Deshon Carter –Denver South – 2019
Deshon was one of the underclassmen that got to play last year and made his impact. He helped the team with his 6.5 points a game and heading into the year will be asked to do more things such as lead the team and control the pace. He showed he could be a role player but with more responsibility this year he will have to show that he could do more. I expect him to be a standout on the team and still be one of the best perimeter defenders in the conference.
Langston Reynolds – Denver East — 2022
Langston makes the list even as a freshman. He has the skillset to still make a change and I expect him to be a player that Rudy Carey implements in the game plan early. He is a bigger guard that has vision and plays beyond his age. He has great body control and will get better as the season progresses. He gets to rim easy and finishes in traffic. East will be a team that goes through growing pains but we know once league play starts they will be ready and by then Langston should be in a groove.
Abdul Locke – TJ – 2019
Abdul played half of the year but when he got integrated he was productive. He is a player that can score from all three levels and is efficient. He can get to the rim or step from beyond the arc and knock down shots. While he didn’t shoot often he was as knock down of a shooter as there was. He put up 8.3 points a game and occasionally rebounded. Having another good guard to go to with two of the conference’s best big men manning the middle will go a long way.