Posted On: 11/16/18 9:20 AM
Alabama’s 2019 Class is known for the depth, size, and skill of its perimeter players. With so many viable prospects, who are five wings that people need to start watching? This article will mention five players college coaches should start following. (Feature Image Credit: HoopSceen)
Indrek Sunelik (Nation Prep): Indrek Sunelik transferred before the season to Nation Prep. Sunelik is a long armed 6’6 wing player. He has a high IQ, above average athleticism, and he is an excellent shooter. His recruitment has been all over the map, but his improvements and hard work have mid-majors and high-majors finally adding him to the board.
Kareem Thompson (Florence): Thompson is an ideal fit for college programs. He is 6’5 and can play all three perimeter spots. He has a high IQ, and he is a super, crafty playmaker. With his improved scoring ability, Thompson looks comfortable at all three levels. A big year will have Thompson picking up offers from multiple levels.
Austin Laatsch (Spain Park): Laatsch comes from a basketball family. His brothers both played at West Florida, and his father is a well respected high school coach. Laatsch fits the coach’s kid mold. He makes the right decisions, he takes charges, and he is one of the state’s best shooters. He is not the best athlete, but at 6’4, Laatsch can score at all three levels. Laatsch is a perfect fit for D2 and D3 schools.
Kendon Knight (Sidney Lanier): Knight is an athletic wing who can do it all, and he benefited from a good summer. He is a 6’6 long armed, a good defender, and has an improved offensive game. He is capable of playing all three perimeter spots, but is probably most comfortable as 2-3. Knight is also a high academic kid (3.8 gpa). Don’t be surprised to see Knight pick up offers and climb the state rankings.
Matthew McNeece (McGill-Toolen): Matthew is a high motor, two way player. He has a good stroke, and can make open jumpers from deep. He rebounds really well, finishes above the rim, and can rip off deep outlets in transition. Showing improved ball skill will help him gain interests from a lot of programs.