Posted On: 11/26/19 11:06 PM
The Nevada 3A Sunrise and Sunset division’s maybe one of the most underrated divisions in all of Nevada. It is a talent rich division with a number of skilled player’s throughout. A lot of these players may go unnoticed because the school’s they attend are smaller than others. Like they say big things come in small packages so let’s take a look at some of these amazing young prospects.
Ethan Speaker 6’6 SF 2021 Boulder City (Sunrise)– Speaker may be the most underrated prospect in the whole state. lf he went to a bigger school we would hear his name a lot more.However, Stephen Curry went to Davidson and he turned out okay. If Speaker continues on his path he will turn out okay as well. Speaker as a Sophomore helped lead his team to a perfect 10-0 conference record while averaging 13 points and 9 rebounds per game. Speaker is a baller a certified scoring machine. When we mention guys who can lead the state in scoring Speaker is a young man who’s name should be brought up. Speaker is a knock down shooter that can create a shot for himself and others. He moves extremely well without the ball. He’s a backdoor maestro. He’s a tall wing so he can rise up and shoot over anyone. Speaker is not just a shooter he can take you off the dribble with explosive athleticism. Speaker is currently receiving interest from UT-San Antonio, UNLV and SUU.
Matt Morton 6’5 PF 2021 Boulder City (Sunrise)– Morton is another key piece to the puzzle of Boulder’s perfect season of a year ago. Morton averaged a solid 10 points and 4 rebounds. The thing about Morton isn’t any intangible measurement. It’s the constant willingness to get better. Morton is a real gem and diamond in the ruff kind of kid. He has good size. He can handle the rock and he is constantly improving. The best facet of his game is grabbing rebounds and finishing around the basket.An intriguing prospect. He and Ethan Speaker offer a solid 1 2 punch for Boulder City.
Ray Daniels 6’6 SF 2020 Somerset Academy(Sunset)– Daniels is a dark horse to lead the state in scoring . He’s a young man who has averaged 21.2 ppg thus far in his career. The reality of Daniels is he maybe the most talented scorer at the 3A level, there will be some unfair nights where he goes on scoring tangents. Somerset only won 4 games last season. Daniels will be a catalyst to help them get out of that cellar of losing. If he does what I think he will do not only can he lead the state in scoring he can be a fast riser.. He is a long, athletic two-way player. He might be the most electrifying scorer in the state. There was a game in 2004 where Tracy McGrady scored 13 points in 35 secs turning offense into defense. Daniels has that sort of ability to score and score in bunches.It is a show every time this young man is in transition. He saw limited action last year at Losee because of transfer issues, however, expect him to have a breakout season this year.
Nati Asfaw 6’6 F 2020 Del Sol (Sunset)- Asfaw a two sport athlete maybe one of the most versatile prospects in all the state. Asfaw is extremely athletic. Asfaw is the type when you walk into the room you know he’s a baller. During his high school career he has played every position on the court. Last year he was asked to make the permanent change to wing. When asked about the transition Asfaw said “I’m feeling more and more comfortable on the wing now, my shot’s getting better and I’ve been working on the shooting machine a lot.” Last season he made 19 threes and I expect that number to increase. He averaged a solid 11.5 points and 5.8 rebounds 2.5 assits per game. Asfaw is the ultimate swiss army knife he can play on the block as well as the perimeter. He can dribble the ball up the floor and set up the offense. What Lamar Odom was to the Lakers Asfaw is that to the Dragons. His presents on the floor makes his team better. He is a player that is constantly ascending. And one that I expect to have a big year.
Damani Wilks 6’1 G 2020 Del Sol (Sunset)- Another two sport athlete for Del Sol. Wilks is the ultimate leader. He was the starting quarterback this year for Del Sol and the starting point guard for the basketball team a year ago. That should tell you how much of a leader he is in his coaches eyes. Wilks last year was 3rd in the conference in overall assists with 92. He made his living being the glove 2.0 averaging a staggering 4.0 steals per game. He is a great defender a great quality leader that shows passion in everything he does. Offensively he showed that he can score averaging 7.5 ppg. He is one of my under the radar prospects for the simple fact that he shows quickness in and out of transition and his IQ to get steals on cue.