Posted On: 09/29/20 5:00 AM

Utility players are an essential part of a successful team. Not everyone will be asked to score, so it’s imperative to find other ways to contribute to wins. This article aims to highlight 10 underrated utility players from the local class of 2021.

Afamdi AchufusiAfamdiAchufusi6'4" | SFSidwell Friends | 2021StateMD | Sidwell Friends (DC)

Achufusi is a tall guard that excels on the defensive end. Put him on the opposing team’s perimeter player and he will accept the challenge. Offensively, Achufusi plays a mature brand of basketball. He is patient with the ball and tends to recognize and exploit mismatches. Achufusi is best in the post where he utilizes his size against smaller foes. 

Obinna Chuke | Potomac School (VA)

Chuke is a lanky wing who has quietly carved out a key two-way role at Potomac School. Offensively, he is a reliable floor spacer who can consistently make spot-up threes. Chuke’s potential as a wing defender is intriguing. He is active on the glass and is not afraid to take one in the chest. 

James Gross Jr.JamesGross Jr.6'3" | SFRock Creek Christian | 2021StateMD | Rock Creek Christian (MD)

Gross is an ideal player for the small-ball era. He is a premier athlete who has the strength to

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