Posted On: 05/16/20 12:20 PM

Ranking the top returning small forwards in 2020-21 regardless of class...

 

1. Patrick Baldwin Jr.PatrickBaldwin Jr.6'8" | SFSussex Hamilton | 2021State#3NationWI - Sussex Hamilton

Baldwin and Sussex Hamilton will once again be among the favorites to win the Division 1 state title. The sweet-shooting wing  is the best college and pro prospect in the state.  The size  (6-10) and skill ability allows Baldwin to get any shot he wants and be virtually unfazed by any type of coverage.

The blue chip junior recently cut his list down to Duke,  Kentucky, North Carolina, Michigan,  Wisconsin,  Georgetown,  UCLA, Virginia, Northwestern, and UW-Milwaukee.  Baldwin is a consensus top five prospect in the class of 2021. 

2. Jeffery BrazzielJefferyBrazziel6'4" | SFMilwaukee Destiny | 2022State#72NationWI  - Milwaukee Destiny

Due to transfer rules, Brazziel had to play junior varsity last season. However, he still holds the top spot in Wisconsin's class of 2022 rankings. A plus-length, smooth wing that can play a variety of positions, Brazziel was dominant on the Under Armour Circuit last summer. Brazziel is a high-scoring wing that makes getting to the bucket look effortless. When the lefty is knocking down his jumper, there's not a lot defenders can do to stifle  the 6-foot-5 sophomore.

3. Patrick Baldwin Jr.PatrickBaldwin Jr.6'8" | SFSussex Hamilton | 2021State#3NationWI - Sussex Hamilton Baldwin and Sussex Hamilton will once again be among the favorites to win the Division 1 state title. The sweet-shooting wing  is the best college and pro prospect in the state.  The size  (6-10) and skill ability allows Baldwin to get any shot he wants and be virtually unfazed by any type of coverage. The blue chip junior recently cut his list down to Duke,  Kentucky, North Carolina, Michigan,  Wisconsin,  Georgetown,  UCLA, Virginia, Northwestern, and UW-Milwaukee.  Baldwin is a consensus top five prospect in the class of 2021.  2. Jeffery BrazzielJefferyBrazziel6'4" | SFMilwaukee Destiny | 2022State#72NationWI  - Milwaukee Destiny Due to transfer rules, Brazziel had to play junior varsity last season. However, he still holds the top spot in Wisconsin's class of 2022 rankings. A plus-length, smooth wing that can play a variety of positions, Brazziel was dominant on the Under Armour Circuit last summer. Brazziel is a high-scoring wing that makes getting to the bucket look effortless. When the lefty is knocking down his jumper, there's not a lot defenders can do to stifle  the 6-foot-5 sophomore. 3. Steven ClayStevenClay6'4" | SFMenomonee Falls | 2022State#164NationWI - Menomonee Falls A prospect we're still waiting to really take off, Clay has all the tools to be one of the most dangerous scorers this state has seen in recent memory. Standing 6-foot-5, Clay is a knockdown shooter with serious range. Clay has very long arms and the ball skills to create his own shot with ease. As a sophomore, Clay put up 21.3 points per game.  4. Mac WreckeMacWrecke6'3" | SGArrowhead | 2023StateWI - Arrowhead Wrecke had a very promising freshman season, averaging in double figures for a talented Arrowhead squad.  The 6-foot-3 wing is a blue collar prospect with a high motor and is always looking to contribute in one way or another. A good-looking athlete, Wrecke can play above the rim. In the five or so games we saw of last season, Wrecke shot it well from 3-point and mid-range with limited opportunities to really get in a rhythm.  5. Brayden DaileyBraydenDailey6'5" | SFCuba City | 2021State#232NationWI - Cuba City Under Dailey's guide, Cuba City went a perfect 25-0 last season. The sweet-shooting  small forward averaged 23.2 points and 9.6 rebounds per game for the Cubans.  A deadly 3-point shooter that simply cannot be left open, Dailey is one of the most accurate snipers in the state.  The 6-foot-5 junior is also a better athlete than he appears. If Dailey fills out his lanky frame, he could be a big steal at the mid-major level.  6. Prentice YoungPrenticeYoung6'4" | SFWisconsin Lutheran | 2023StateWI - Wisconsin Lutheran As a prospect, Young belongs much higher on this list, but as someone who’s got a ways to go in terms of reaching his high ceiling, Young likely won’t have the same production as some of the other players above him next season.  A skilled, athletic wing, Young serves a variety of roles on offense and even plays some point guard. Also a strong two-way player, Young has a knack for getting in the passing lanes and turning defense into offense. 7. John LovelaceJohnLovelace6'4" | SFWauwatosa East | 2021StateWI - Brown Deer Lovelace led Wauwatosa East in scoring last season. He'll take his talents to Brown Deer as a senior, forming what will be a loaded squad and one of the favorites in Division 3.  A lockdown defender and three-level scorer, Lovelace was one of the biggest risers in the state last summer. The 6-foot-4 wing is a bouncy athlete who's skills have caught up to his athleticism, making him a potential Division 1 prospect.  8. Quentin BoltonQuentinBolton6'5" | SFShoreland Lutheran | 2021StateWI - Shoreland Lutheran One of the better players in the state that most don't know about yet, Bolton is a high volume scorer with takeover ability. The 6-foot-5 wing is terrific in isolation settings,  able to pull-up, rise, and fire over defenders with ease. Bolton averaged 16.2 points and 10.2 rebounds per game as a junior. 9. Antuan NesbittAntuanNesbitt6'3" | SFThe Prairie School | 2021StateWI - The Prairie School One of the true do-it-all players in the state, Nesbitt can lead his team in multiple statistical categories every time out.  More of a  point wing , Nesbitt did lead The Prairie School in scoring (19.0 ppg), rebounding (7.8 rpg), and assists (6.1 apg). Still very raw physically, Nesbitt's upside remains high. A skilled, athletic prospect that plays a high-IQ brand of basketball, Nesbitt is one of the more underrated players in the 2021 class.  10. Najashi TolefreeNajashiTolefree6'4" | PFWest Allis Central | 2022StateWI - West Allis Central With the Bulldogs losing Shiloh Bowles, Tolefree could make a big jump as a junior. Last season, he averaged 13.7 points, 7.2 rebounds, and 3.2 assists per game.  A versatile player who can also perform on the interior, Tolefree is a long, athletic prospect that's slowly expanded his game away from the rim.   Taking the reigns for West Allis Central next season, Tolefree  should open plenty of eyes in 2020-21.    Others; Drew BiberDrewBiber6'3" | SFCedarburg | 2021StateWI, Gavin RalphGavinRalph6'4" | SFWauzeka-Steuben | 2021StateWI, Donovan SparksDonovanSparks6'2" | SFNicolet | 2022StateWI, Josh TerrianJoshTerrian6'3" | SFPewaukee | 2022StateWI, Learic DavisLearicDavis6'7" | SFMilwaukee Bradley Tech | 2022StateWI, Deshawn WebbDeshawnWebb6'3" | SFLiving Word Lutheran | 2023StateWI, Landon KeyLandonKey6'3" | SFWisconsin Lutheran | 2023StateWI

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