Carter Janssen

Posted On: 11/10/20 10:00 AM

The small forward position has become the defining position for today’s game in lots of ways. The versatility that the tweener body type provides is no longer overlooked. There are 16 small forwards ranked in the Iowa 2021 Top 50, and the skill of those players make it the most talented position group in the state. We’ll start from the bottom and work our way up to the top ranked prospects. Here are the first six:

 

Carter JanssenCarterJanssen6'5" | SFCedar Falls | 2021StateIA - Cedar Falls

Carter will stretch the floor with his shooting, but I love his game inside the lane. He roams the baseline and cuts in at the right moments. He has polished footwork which allows him to cover lots of ground with little movement. His court vision is excellent, and creates the non-obvious shot opportunities that separate good passers from great ones.

Jamari SmithJamariSmith6'4" | SFHempstead | 2021StateIA - Hempstead

Jamari is a defensive specialist who terrorizes opposing offenses. He shuffles his feet exceptionally well and has strong, fast hands which fuel his on-ball success on defense. Off-ball, he has great anticipation and can turn on the jets to close a gap when needed. On offense, Jamari is an excellent

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