Posted On: 01/27/19 6:00 AM

Big men always take a little while to develop.  The old saying is “you have to wait on big guys.”  Here are several power forwards and centers that we believe are sleepers in the 2020 class.


Connor Linke (St. Charles North)

Current Ranking: #46
Travel Team: Illinois Wolves

At 6’9” 215 pounds he can be a legit five at the next level.  At times he is a bit mechanical, but Linke displays good footwork and touch in the paint.  Defensively and on the boards is probably where he is best at right now.  Rim protector with his length.


Frank Jakubicek (Cary Grove)

Current Ranking: #47
Travel Team: Illinois Wolves

This slimmed down four man finishes well around the hoop being very efficient when the ball touches his hands.  Solid rebounder and can occasionally hit a mid-range jumper.


Patrick Readye (Belleville Althoff)

Current Ranking: #48
Travel Team: Brad Beal Elite

Readye is a big man that has nice size and strength on the interior.  He has a lot of the physical tools you look for in a post player.  The big man has gotten in better shape which allows him to get up and down

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