Posted On: 10/11/18 3:14 PM
Continuing our season preview series, here’s a look at the top stretch forwards in the state. There aren’t many true stretch 4s in our state but the few who are around are good and very solid college prospects. Here’s a look at the best stretch forwards in Kentucky.
- George Rogers Clark forward Brennan Canada hit at a 35% clip from 3 last season but that number is skewed by a rough start to the season for Canada. Brennan shot about 40% from downtown over the last month of the season to get his averages back up. He has an offer from Campbellsville and interest from a whole bunch of schools.
- Danville’s Deshaud St Martin is another 6’7 forward who has showcased some floor stretching ability over his career for the Admirals. Deshaud shot in the low 30s last year from deep but didn’t get as many shot attempts as he should have. St. Martin has been on multiple small college visits in recent weeks.
- Michael Moreno is known more for his ability to score on the low post but he also put up a respectable 34% from three last season. Michael can hurt you enough from outside to at least keep the defense honest. Mike has taken official visits to EKU and Winthrop already and will land at the low-mid D1 level for college.
- Eastern’s Ethan Coury shot an impressive 38% from three last season while making 1.5 per game. Coury is a solid small school prospect at 6’5 and should garner some more attention as the season goes along.
- Eli Roberts of Manual didn’t get very many looks from the perimeter last year but maybe he should. Eli was 81% from 3 on those limited attempts and has shown floor stretching ability in his AAU games.
- Grant County’s Luke Dawalt hit from 39% from three last season while averaging nearly a double double and playing inside and out for the Braves. Grant should be much improved this season and Luke could be one of the top players in the 8th this year.
- Rowan County sophomore Mason Moore (pending eligibility) shot 38% from 3 last season at Paintsville. Moore averaged 17 points per game as a freshman for the Tigers and could average even more if he gets eligible at Rowan.
- Just a freshman, Robertson County’s Justin Becker is a lot like a young Brennan Canada. Becker has a pretty jump shot and can hit from behind the three point line consistently. The key for Justin moving forward is going to be figuring out when to post up and when to stretch out to the perimeter.