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Posted On: 10/30/18 6:30 PM
2020 6’6” SG Matt Davis (Northview)- It seemed like Davis was at every camp a player could possibly attend this fall, and he performed at a high level each time. He has constantly improved throughout the fall and continues to add new parts to his game. Davis has a reputation as a lights-out shooter but is also becoming a viable threat off the dribble and has improved his athleticism recently as well. He is a consistent player, you know what you’ll get from him each time out and he always seems to put together efficient performances. Wofford, Rice, Georgia State, and others have already gotten into the mix with his recruitment. He will be a popular name among LM and MM programs as we progress through the winter and into the spring.
2020 6’2” CG Griffin Neville (Cherokee Bluff)- Neville was very impressive whenever I saw him in fall league action in September and October, and then ended the fall with a solid day at the Preview last Sunday. He averaged 30 PPG in both full games I saw of him at the SSA Fall League while displaying a wide array of ball skills that not many players have. Neville picks his spots well, knowing when it is best to either attack the basket or hurt teams from the outside. He may not be known by many, but he is just as good as some other prospects who are talked about frequently. Neville will benefit greatly in his role as the main guy at newly opened Cherokee Bluff.
2021 6’5” F Robbie Armbrester (Therrell)- Armbrester blew me away at both the Top 250 and the Elite Preview with his advanced strength and nonstop motor. He overpowers bigger, older players, making them look like the ones with only one year of high school under their belts. Armbrester is explosive and assertive inside, but has shown some versatility handling the ball and making plays in transition. He is all over the place on the court, rebounding at a high rate on both ends and altering shots in the paint frequently. Armbrester recently picked up his first offer from Georgia State and more should follow before long. Expect a huge season from him at Therrell.
2019 6’6” W Kendall Lewis (Shiloh)- If you want to talk about someone who has really flown under the radar, Lewis has to be near the top of the list. He was one of the best players at both the Top 250 and the Fall Preview, doing so with a tough, business-like approach while many others slacked off. Lewis creates mismatches with his ability to play the 3 or 4, proving to have the skills to be effective at either spot. He is skilled on the perimeter, explosive around the basket, and extremely active. There was rarely a time where Lewis took plays off when I saw him this fall; he got second-chance points, went after loose balls, and always got out in transition. I’m excited to watch him with Shiloh this winter and to see who jumps in on his recruitment.
2019 6’6” F Colin Kahl (Centennial)- Kahl is much improved from this time last year, and even just from this June. He continues to take small, encouraging steps each time I watch him and has gained a lot of confidence in himself. Kahl is effective stretching the floor as a forward, but does not settle for outside shots unnecessarily. He provides a nice balance of inside and outside scoring while also giving the Knights a nice rebounding boost. Kahl made big contributions whenever I watched him in fall league and had some good moments at camps as well. He should be a hot target for many high academic D3 programs this winter.