Posted On: 11/9/19 6:00 AM

Time to turn our attention to pretty solid post group that features five power forwards or centers ranked inside the top 10 overall.  We look at the best of the best here!

 

AJ Casey (Tinley Park)

Current Ranking: #1
Travel Team: Meanstreets

Casey remains the premier prospect in the Illinois 2022 group.  This skilled 6’8” post has everything you could ask for in a young power forward.  Size, length, and athleticism.  He can play inside and outside along with impact the game on both ends of the floor.  Rebounds well, finishes lobs inside, and uses his athleticism around the hoop.  Runs the floor very well for a post.  Seems a lot more comfortable facing up shooting the ball and handling it than he has been in the past.  Confident letting it fly and creating his own shot.  Shot blocking presence and covers ground defensively.

 

Nigel Hylton (Lake Forest Academy)

Current Ranking: #3
Travel Team: Project Excellence

Hylton is a bouncy power forward that rebounds at a high level.  Quick around the hoop and snatches rebounds at a high rate.  Long and rangy frame that should fill out in time.  Offensively he finishes dump off

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