Posted On: 09/15/20 11:37 AM

This has been one of the toughest years to get out and see players from a cancelled high school tournament to minimal AAU events. Regardless, we saw as much as we could and now are updating our prospect rankings. Today, we begin with a look at the 2023 class and our breakdown of the top Centers in the class.

Rank

Prospect

HT

POS

High School

AAU

1

Luke BurgessLukeBurgess6'8" | CNew Palestine | 2023StateIN

6’8

C

New Palestine

Indiana Elite 2023

2

Dylan WatsonDylanWatson6'8" | CCastle | 2023StateIN

6’8

C

Castle

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3

Luke BurgessLukeBurgess6'8" | CNew Palestine | 2023StateIN 6’8 C New Palestine Indiana Elite 2023 2 Dylan WatsonDylanWatson6'8" | CCastle | 2023StateIN 6’8 C Castle --- 3 Jacob CherryJacobCherry6'9" | CEastern-Pekin | 2023StateIN 6’9 C Eastern-Pekin Indiana Elite South 2023 4 James StaseyJamesStasey6'7" | CFishers | 2023StateIN 6’7 C Fishers --- 5 Isaiah AkinyeleIsaiahAkinyele6'4" | CMerrillville | 2023StateIN 6’4 C Merrillville --- Breakdown: The class of 2023 is setup to be a really good class for the state of Indiana. With regards to the post position in 2023, it’s not particularly deep yet. Still solid with legit size like Luke BurgessLukeBurgess6'8" | CNew Palestine | 2023StateIN, Dylan WatsonDylanWatson6'8" | CCastle | 2023StateIN, and Jacob CherryJacobCherry6'9" | CEastern-Pekin | 2023StateIN but will be interesting if anyone can catchup to our #1 in Burgess. The two-sport athlete is pretty developed with his game in the post and has size and strength pretty early on.  Watson is the closest to his overall size but Luke has an advantage in how developed he is. Jacob CherryJacobCherry6'9" | CEastern-Pekin | 2023StateIN and James StaseyJamesStasey6'7" | CFishers | 2023StateIN are similar in their build as thin, lanky post players. Both are pretty mobile, James being a little more so, but Cherry looks like he could be a standout sooner rather than later.

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