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Posted On: 11/16/18 10:21 AM
Post players are not as popular as perimeter players. The game of basketball is changing, and athletes don’t want to be post players any more. The 2019 class has a couple guys that embrace being a big and are worth seeing in person
Paul Michael Hargrove (Vestavia Hills): Hargrove is 6’8 can play the 4 and 5. He’s good on the glass and protects the rim well. He has a soft touch and can knock down open threes. Hargrove runs the floor well and loves finishing over his left shoulder. He’s not super athletic, but he is well coached and knows how to play. If Hargrove has a big year, don’t be surprised to see a low-major D1 get a steal.
Noah Boler (Decatur Heritage): Noah is 6’7-6’8, has a soft touch, and he has the ability to step out and make perimeter shots. He is a double double machine, and he runs the floor well. He fits the mold of a face up 4 perfectly. As Noah continues to improve his ball skill, he will pick up a lot of D1 interest. Look for Noah to have a big time senior season.
Anthony Brown (Midfield): Brown is 6’5-6’6 and has a BIG time motor. He’s aggressive to the glass. He’s at his best when he is attacking the rim. Has enough ball skill to be a face up 4. Brown is a bull dog. Coaches will fall in love with Brown’s style of play and energy level, but to bring in more offers Brown needs to show off a more consistent jumper and continue to improve his ball skill.
Nathan Moore (Huntsville High): Moore has already made his college decision, and chose to play for UAH. Moore has soft hands and good post moves on the block. He has the ability to be a double double. Moore is more athletic than he looks, and he is a steal at the D2 level.
Devonte Combs (Auburn): Combs is a legit 6’8. He’s a big kid. He’s got a soft touch and the ability to stretch the floor. He really knows how to use his body well. He’s also a good rebounder. Combs has several offers from Alabama and Georgia JUCO programs.