Posted On: 06/16/19 6:00 AM

Who are some sleepers at the post positions in the 2021 class?  Let’s give a look at a group of power forwards and centers who might be flying under the radar heading into July!


Walt MattinglyWaltMattingly6'6" | SFDeerfield | 2021StateIL (Deerfield)

Current Ranking: #46
Travel Team: Illinois Wolves

Good size, long arms, and projectability to both add strength as well as continue to grow vertically.  In the paint he displays touch around the rim along with a strong right handed hook shot.  Can face up and handle it too with takes from the high-post area.  Handles very well for his size. 


Luke BramanLukeBraman6'8" | CRoanoke-Benson | 2021StateIL (Roanoke Benson)

Current Ranking: #49
Travel Team: HIT

Braman is a big time sleeper from central Illinois.  Excellent area rebounder that snatches boards in traffic.  Nice combination of toughness and skill on the block. 


Darrell Reed (TF North)

Current Ranking: #57
Travel Team: Young & Reckless

Reed is a tough and rugged four man that rebounds at a very high level.  Toughness around the hoop and throws down huge dunks!


Julian CampbellJulianCampbell6'6" | CPalatine | 2021StateIL (Palatine)

Current Ranking: #60
Travel Team: Illinois Wolves

Thick bodied five man actually is an excellent shooter spacing the floor.  Staying in top physical condition will have a lot to do with how he develops over the next year.


Oscar AntanaitisOscarAntanaitis6'7" | CHinsdale Central | 2021StateIL (Hinsdale Central)

Current Ranking: #69
Travel Team: Sharks

The long and lanky five man finishes well on his touches inside.  Long term play with his projectability.


Anes DavenportAnesDavenport6'5" | PFMorgan Park | 2021StateIL (Morgan Park)

Current Ranking: #76
Travel Team: Mac Irvin Fire

The 2021 four man has broad shoulders with good strength.  He mauls on the offensive glass for second chance points and clears them on the defensive end.  Shot blocking presence as well.


Daine HansonDaineHanson6'7" | CNazareth | 2021StateIL (Nazareth)

Current Ranking: #93
Travel Team: Illinois T-Wolves

Hanson was one of the best rebounders from Illinois at the 16U level on the PrepHoops Circuit.  Aggressive going after rebounds in traffic.


Joe MeltonJoeMelton6'6" | CNorris City Omaha Enfield | 2021StateIL (Norris City Omaha Enfield)

Current Ranking: #102
Travel Team: Illinois Bears

The sophomore has size, length, and a frame to add strength.  His footwork in the paint and ability to finish down low stand out.  Receives the ball well opening up wide to get the ball and also displays a hook shot.  High-points rebounds in traffic.