Posted On: 12/21/20 6:00 AM

In this series On the Sidelines Prep Hoops Illinois analysts Scott Burgess and Steve Parham breakdown the latest happenings in the world of high school basketball and recruiting.  Check out this week’s On the Sidelines below!


 Who has been the breakout 2021, 2022, and 2023 prospect for you in this abnormal fall and winter time? 


My 2021 is Grant Newell of Whitney Young. He has been the break out player this fall for me. As a legit 6’7 wing Grant has shown he is a consistent player on the court. He has improved on his shot and ball handling skills. From this summer to now I haven’t seen many players compete on both sides of the ball like Newell. His improvements raised him from a low major prospect to a mid plus guy depending on the schools style of play. I think it goes without saying that my 2022 player has been Nick Martinelli. Nick can score from all three levels.  Around the rim he is crafty and can finish with either hand. Martinelli plays with a continuous motor and his nose for the ball is in fact a skill in itself. Nick finds ways to keep plays

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