Posted On: 03/27/19 5:55 PM

The talk of the class of 2021 is oftentimes about the size, but the wing play is exceptional as well. The athleticism and versatility of these prospects will result in a large following from college coaches from high major schools on down. With so many quality players at the 2/3 position, it was imperative to create two lists with some analysis. Be on the lookout for part 2!

2021 wings to watch:

2021 6’6 SG/SF Shane Nowell, Seattle Rotary (Eastside Catholic HS) – Shane took positive steps forward in the development of his game this winter. He showed a lot of glimpses of his high level potential in creating his own shot. He is naturally a strong left-handed player that can bully his way to the basket, but his in between game improved this high school season. Continued development with his outside shot is a key aspect of his game that we have been monitoring and he knocked down some outside shots throughout the season, which is a scary sign for defenders. He will star on Rotary’s 17u EYBL team. 

2021 6’7 SF Tyson Degenhart, Team Sabonis (Mt. Spokane HS) – Tyson went from a bonafide “sleeper” to a first-team all state performer for Mt. Spokane. He is a skilled forward that is a consistent basket maker from all over the floor. His game is not always in your face, but then you look at the box-score and he scored 20 points and grabbed 8 rebounds. Tyson will be playing with Team Sabonis 16u, based out of Spokane. 

2021 6’7 SF Kenzel Massey, Hoop Salem (Lakes HS) – Kenzel is a super wiry wing player that can really fill it up from behind the arc. He is a consistent 20 point per game scorer at the high school level and is a legitmate Division 1 recruit right now. He will be playing on the adidas circuit once again this season. He should be picking up some offers here very soon. 

2021 6’5 SF Kobe Young, Eastern WA Elite (Chiawana HS) – Kobe was a breakout performer for Chiawana. In my first time watching him in person, I came away impressed with his basketball IQ and shooting ability for someone that is so young athletic. He does not have to rely on his athleticism to impact the game, which is not easy to find. He is also a high level rebounder and shot blocker from the wing position. He has a real chance to play at the Division 1 level if he continues to work on breaking his man down off the bounce. Kobe will suit up for Eastern Washington Elite’s 17u squad. *Featured image

2021 6’4 SF Jermaine Davis, Seattle Rotary (O’Dea HS) – Another high energy athlete that can get it done on both sides of the ball. Jermaine impacts the game first and foremost with his motor and high level athleticism. I have probably been watching him dunk for 3-4 years and he is only a sophomore in high school. A huge next step will be his in between game and continuing to match his skill set with his athleticism. High ceiling prospect all around! He will run with Seattle Rotary’s 16u team.