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Posted On: 11/18/18 7:18 PM
It’s the start of a new season which means there are a new crop of players ready to explode onto the scene and make their presence felt. Here is our Next Up list for the 2018-19 season, and today we look at the underclassmen who want now not next.
Logan Duncomb/C/Moeller (PHO #5 2021)- Standing 6’9 with good hands, Duncomb is the next great potential Moeller big for Coach Kremer. He had a very good showing at the Top 250 Expo in September carving out space in the paint and on the offensive glass. Logan will be looked at to contribute right away for a Crusaders team seen as favorites to repeat as D-I state champs.
Demari Martin/G-W/Winton Woods (PHO #21 2021)- His development is even more essential with the recent transfer news of 2019 PHO #9 guard Greg Tribble. Martin put in major work over the summer scoring off the bounce, which should combine nicely with his ability to run the court and his shooting ability. Even without Tribble the Warriors still have the talent to be a very dangerous team.
Cameron McKenzie/G/Hughes (Class of 2021)- While everyone is talking about the next young man on the list, this young fella is going to make a bunch of noise this season. Standing close to 6’3, Cameron can flat out score the basketball and does most of his damage in the mid-range area. But in saying he that he can knock down the three and has above average handle that will help him get to the rim. McKenzie has the potential to be the next D-I player out of the Big Red program.
Paul McMillan IV/G/Hughes (Class of 2022)- Already with an offer from UT-Martin, Paul will be the next D-I guard from the Hughes program after the before mentioned McKenzie. McMillan competes hard on the defensive end while liking to attack the paint on offensively. He also plays with a maturity and an IQ that is well beyond his years, which you expect from a coach’s son. With his enrollment Hughes should still be in the hunt for the CMAC crown.
Isaiah Walker/G/Wyoming (PHO #26 2021)- If Wyoming is to make a deeper playoff run this season than last Isaiah will be the reason why. Coming off a really good freshman season where he averaged just over 8ppg, Walker is a three-level scorer with good size (6’2) and athleticism. Like most Cowboys who play major minutes as a freshman, expect a major uptick in production for Walker this season.