Conference Preview

Posted On: 03/31/20 11:26 PM

At this point, everyone is ready for some basketball. While we will miss the all-important Spring season, it’s important to remember that there are several players ready to burst on to the scene, whenever that takes place. In this article, PH highlights 5 players that are poised for a breakout.

Jordan MorencyJordanMorency6'2" | PGBishop Manogue | 2023StateNV 6’2 PG Silverado 2023 (#6PHN 2023) – Flashy player with good guard skills. Morency missed a lot of the high school season with nagging injuries. Whenever the AAU season gets underway, people should fall in love with the handles and playmaking ability of this rising freshmen.

Donavan WebsterDonavanWebster6'4" | SGCheyenne | 2022StateNV 6’4 SG Cheyenne (#9PHN 2022) – Man, I’m sorry I’m not getting to see Webster play this Spring. He really came on late in the prep season, proving to be a high flyer that can also knock down treys. If he shows these two skills during the AAU season, he without a doubt will put his name on the map.

Ryan AblemanRyanAbleman6'2" | SGBishop Gorman | 2022State#198NationNV 6’2 SG Bishop Gorman 2022 (#4PHN 2022) (featured image) – I’ll be the first to admit, I’m not exactly sure what I’m getting with Ableman. Is he the guy that put up 25 a game during his JV season, or is he the single dimension sniper that stands in the corner for BG? Reality is if he’s knocking down shots, he’ll draw attention as either.

Emanuel AustinEmanuelAustin6'0" | SGLegacy | 2021 6’0 SG Legacy 2021 (#21PHN 2021) – Austin suffered an injury that forced him to miss much of the high school season. I had a chance to see him shortly before for the lockdown, and he looks healthy and ready to come back with a vengeance. Perhaps the best mid-range shooter in the state, Austin is a scoring machine that can definitely change the scoreboard. 

Christian BentoChristianBento6'11" | CBishop Gorman | 2021StateNV 6’11 C Bishop Gorman 2021 (#51PHN 2021)Christian BentoChristianBento6'11" | CBishop Gorman | 2021StateNV is nearly 7 feet tall and he plays for the 9 time defending large class state champs. Bento simply needs to prove that he can be serviceable in order to catch the eye of someone. He was thrown into a tough spot during the high school season, now with a little familiarity under his belt, I can see the California in-season transfer using his size and length to impact games enough to catch the eye of someone.

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