Posted On: 10/13/20 10:54 AM

PHC released the 2021 rankings update and, with that, broke down some of the top players in the class. With that, some players fall under the wayside. Here are the top forwards/bigs sitting outside of the Top-50.

Blake EssexBlakeEssex6'8" | CMile High Academy | 2021StateCO – Mile High Academy

Essex is the top big in the state that you do not know about, and based on the stats that he had last season as he led Mile High Academy to a 21-3 record should be a player of the year favorite going into his senior season. Essex was a 1A 1st-Team All-State member after putting up an impressive stat line of 21.2 points, 14.3 rebounds, and 4.3 boards a game. His 37 points, six rebounds performance in a 63-58 win over Flatirons Academy, had to be one of the best individual numbers we had in a win last season, and he was able to hold that consistently. We saw him in a private workout this summer as well, and he shows a complete skillset. He establishes early post position, finishes around the rim, and also adds some range. Essex has good feet and runs the floor fairly well. He is

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