Posted On: 03/31/20 3:54 PM

The class of 2021 has an opportunity to be one of the deepest ones in recent years. There’s already a UCLA commit and two top 50 players including a top 10 national 5 star. The strength of this class, however, isn’t just at the top, it also includes several players throughout our rankings with the chance to become scholarship basketball players. In this article, PH takes a look at some players who could be big pickups for D2 and NAIA D1 programs.

Frank BartleyFrankBartley6'0" | PGSpring Valley | 2021StateNV 6’0 PG Spring Valley (#15) - Bartley is a dynamic tempo changing PG. He’s a tough hard-nosed competitor. Defensively he will take the challenge of any ballhandler, and offensively his lighting quick first step and exceptional R&J ability make him difficult to defend. You’re looking at the type of player that could go on to be an all-conference type performer at the right program. 

Cort BallingerCortBallinger5'10" | PGBishop Manogue | 2021StateNV 6’0 PG Bishop Manougue (#25) - You may be looking at a trend. Ballinger is another terrific on-ball defender. He’s even more dangerous because of his instincts and ability to disrupt passing lanes. The son of a coach, Ballingers low maintainance, high effort, high IQ play

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