Posted On: 09/11/20 4:39 PM

We’ve wrapped up what has been the most unprecedented summer in AAU basketball history as COVID-19 prohibited any live evaluations periods to occur. Nevertheless, programs and facilities worked together in order to give players a platform as college coaches watched via live stream. Before May, the chances of having any basketball this summer were very slim, but fortunately that wasn’t the case and players were able to boost their stock along the way.

For this series, we’ll be taking a look at stock risers from the area in various classes.

For the 2023 guards, click here.

Now we move to the 2023 wings/forwards.

Shawn SimmonsShawnSimmons6'3" | SFFriends Central | 2023StatePA | 6’6 | Friends’ Central/Team Durant

You’ll notice a few players from Team Durant included on this list and all rightfully belong. Simmons name caught fire after attending the Crossroads Elite Invitational where he was in front of many national scouts. He left an imprint with his explosive athleticism for his height and age along with his long-term potential to be a highly-coveted prospect. Simmons is an excellent finisher around or above the rim and has improved his game from mid-range as well. His play screams versatility and in today’s

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