Posted On: 09/11/20 9:33 AM

Summer 2020 was interesting for prospects as they had no major AAU tournaments to play in. AAU teams around the state had to get creative as they tried to find ways to find competition. Even in the COVID-19 pandemic, players were able to raise their stocks. Here are the top stock risers from the 2023 class.

Malachi JohnsonMalachiJohnson5'11" | PGUnion | 2023NJ, 5’11 PG NJ Panthers 16U (Union)

Johnson may have played a year up this summer, but that did not stop him from having a big summer. The 5’11 guard has a good handle and is able to get into the lane. Johnson is more than just a driver as he has a nice release on his jumper and shoots the ball with confidence. He is an underrated passer and is capable of running the offense. Johnson is a skilled point guard prospect who should have a big second varsity campaign.

Jayden Holmes CotterJaydenHolmes Cotter6'5" | PFFreehold Township | 2023NJ, 6’5 PF Jersey Force 15U/16U (Freehold Township)

Holmes Cotter spent time with both the Jersey Force 15U and 16U teams as he maximized his summer. The 6’5 forward knows how to get himself open down low and has a nice touch around the basket. Holmes

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