Posted On: 09/6/19 3:21 PM

While many Class of 2019 standouts will get their four-year college careers started this fall, a number of others will take the prep school or junior college route first.

Here’s a list of those who will be playing a prep year.

Prospect Height Position High School Prep School
Sataivior Ayilola 6’8 PF Central Catholic TMG Prep (Calif.)
Drayton Caoile 6’1 PG West Linn TLAP Sports Academy (Fla.)
Zach Galvin 6’4 SG Southridge New Hampton (N.H.)

Breakdown:  Three players are heading for a prep year in three separate corners of the United States.  Sataivior Ayilola had a breakout 2018-19 campaign and after playing the summer with ML20 will have another year to focus on his academics as well as his athletic pursuits at TMG Prep in Southern California, which was previously known as ASI Prep.  A number of Division I programs have had their eyes on Ayilola for quite some time.

Both Drayton Caoile and Zach Galvin only played part of their senior seasons (for different reasons) so they will head to prep school to make up for that time and continue their college recruitment.  Caoile left West Linn at mid-season but spend the summer playing AAU basketball with Hoop Salem and will lace it up with TLAP Sports Academy in Florida.  Galvin tore his ACL early on in the year with Southridge but has been rehabbing ever since and will continue to do so and play at famed New Hampton Prep.

We previously looked at those who signed to play in the NWAC – here are the Class of 2019 graduates who will be heading the junior college route outside of the Pacific Northwest.

Prospect Height Position High School Prep School
Jalen Brown 6’3 SG Jefferson Eastern Arizona
Kobe Newton 6’2 PG Westview Dodge City (Kan.)
Erik Puclik 6’3 SG Gresham Cabrillo (Calif.)
Ty Rankin 6’2 PG Grant Eastern Arizona
Keylin Vance 6’2 SG Jefferson Riverside City (Calif.)
Cobi Wilson 6’3 PG Aloha Merritt (Calif.)

Breakdown: Several top players in the Class of 2019 landed at some destinations which will help them achieve their goals of Division I or Division II basketball afterwards.  The pipeline from the Portland area to Eastern Arizona has been in place for quite some time and Jalen Brown and Ty Rankin are hopeful that some time there will lead to other opportunities.  Both are academic qualifiers and could potentially leave EAC after only one year.  Kobe Newton will also be headed to a NJCAA school as he is heading to the ultra-competitive Kansas Junior College Conference at Dodge City.  The trio of players heading down to California to play is headlined by Keylin Vance, who should be able to showcase his diverse offensive skills at Riverside City College.

A few Class of 2018 graduates that went to prep school will also head to NJCAA colleges in Bostyn Holt (2018 Roosevelt), who signed with Coffeyville (KS), Bo Quinlan (2018 Southridge) who inked with McCook (NE), and Abdir Dahir (2018 David Douglas) who will be at Central Wyoming.

Some more former preps who will be at new JC destinations this season include Myles Fitzgerald-Warren (2017 Madison) at Collin County (Tex.) and Thomas Miles (2017 Jefferson) at Midland (Tex.).