Posted On: 12/17/20 8:50 AM
One of the coolest things about the new Prep Hoops Rankings is that they automatically rank the players by positions as well. Within the rankings you can see the rankings for point guards, combo guards, shooting guards, small forwards, power forwards and centers. However, I have a different way of thinking of the game now, and believe the positions in basketball are now just guards, wings and bigs.
So we’ll be breaking down the top 25 of each in those positions. Here’s a look at the wings ranked between 15 and 6 in the updated rankings for the class of 2021.
15) Kuron ColemanKuronColeman6'4" | SGWoodside | 2021StateVA | 6’4” | Woodside (#40 Overall)
Coleman is one of a few guys on this list that I believe would benefit greatly from a prep year, especially because of the shortened AAU and high school season. He’s a wing with good size that has a good IQ and is deadly from deep, and he’s someone who usually won’t be the top dog on the team but he’s an excellent glue guy. He’s smart on both ends, he doesn’t force things and he’s always in the right place at the right time.
14) Kuron ColemanKuronColeman6'4" | SGWoodside | 2021StateVA | 6’4” | Woodside (#40 Overall) Coleman is one of a few guys on this list that I believe would benefit greatly from a prep year, especially because of the shortened AAU and high school season. He’s a wing with good size that has a good IQ and is deadly from deep, and he’s someone who usually won’t be the top dog on the team but he’s an excellent glue guy. He’s smart on both ends, he doesn’t force things and he’s always in the right place at the right time. 14) Dana WoodleyDanaWoodley6'4" | SGJohn Marshall | 2021StateVA | 6’4” | John Marshall (#39 Overall) Woodley has been a huge stock riser this fall, as he performed well in a number of events including the CBG Fall Series and the VBSC Feast Jam. He’s a guy who is chock full of potential and starting to put it together, as he has terrific physical and athletic tools that allow him to make energy plays on both ends that others simply can’t make. He plays way above the rim in transition and on the glass, he can make shots from deep and he has a lot of potential on the defensive end moving forward. 13) Andre SpeightAndreSpeight6'3" | SGSouth County | 2021StateVA | 6’3” | South County (#34 Overall) Speight has quietly been one of the top players in the NOVA area the past few years, and he earned First Team All State honors for South County on the way to their state championship last year. The 6’3” wing isn’t the most athletic but he’s a smooth athlete who can get to his spots off the bounce and works off the ball to get open, and he just has a knack for scoring the basketball in a number of ways. He can knock down shots from deep, he has good feel on both ends and he doesn’t force things on the offensive end. He has committed to Mount St. Mary’s. 12) Mac MacDonald | 6’3” | Collegiate (#33 Overall) MacDonald is a guy I have watched over the past few years and his improvement rate is as impressive as anyone on this list. Mac was impressive as a young player as a knock down shooter and he developed more and more confidence throughout the process as he became a go-to scorer that can fill it up in bunches. He’s a guy who has good wiggle off the bounce, he can create space and score it from multiple levels and he’s crafty and finds his way to the free throw line a lot. He recently committed to Navy in the Patriot League. 11) Elijah KennedyElijahKennedy6'3" | SGGreen Run | 2021StateVA | 6’3” | Green Run (#29 Overall) Kennedy is a late bloomer who burst onto the scene last year as he helped Green Run to a state championship, and he had a great summer and fall as he showed even more improvement and showed he’s one of the best wings in the 757. He’s a guy with good physical and athletic tools and he’s developed from a stand still shooter to a guy who can play both on and off the basketball, create shots at multiple levels and he’s an excellent shooter on the move as well. He’s a guy who has seen some scholarship level programs show interest, but if he doesn’t get what he wants he’s a great candidate for a post-grad year as well. 10) Ikechi ChantilouIkechiChantilou6'3" | SFLife Christian | 2021StateVA | 6’4” | Life Christian Academy (#24 Overall) One of the most physically and athletically gifted wings in the Richmond area, Chantilou has been an impact guy for years as an underclassman at George Wythe, before transferring and reclassifying to the 2021 class at LCA where he won a state championship last year. The 6’4” wing is a guy who has natural ability on both ends, he’s long and rangy and he’s athletic and just seems to hang in the air and float around the basket. He covers a lot of ground with his dribbles, he’s an excellent finisher through traffic and while he’s a little streaky he can also make shots when he’s open 9) Dominic StanfordDominicStanford6'4" | SGKempsville | 2021StateVA | 6’4” | Kempsville (#23 Overall) There may not be a single guy in the state that is as underrated and under recruited as Stanford, and if he doesn’t get any valid offers he’s another guy who would be an excellent post-grad guy who could blow up with the right amount of exposure. The 6’4” wing has a good frame that should fill out, he’s athletic around the rim as a finisher and as a rebounder and he can make shots at a high clip from deep and from the midrange as well. He’s a late bloomer who is just scratching the surface with how good he can be, and he can really fill it up and has prototypical size at the off guard position. 8) Quentin LivingstonQuentinLivingston6'4" | SFKings Fork | 2021StateVA | 6’4” | King’s Fork (#21 Overall) Livingston is another guy who really missed an opportunity this summer to show college coaches what he’s capable of, but he did take advantage of opportunities this fall with a great showing the CBG Fall Series. A guy you love to play with but hate to play against, Livingston is a ball of energy that is also well rounded on both ends of the floor and makes winning plays in a number of ways. He’s athletic and energetic, he can make shots from deep, he’s a good rebounder, he can guard multiple positions and he’s capable of making plays in transition for others. He’s another under recruited guy that could be a post-grad candidate if he doesn’t get what he wants. 7) AJ WilliamsAJWilliams6'1" | SGOak Hill Academy | 2021StateVA | 6’1” | Oak Hill Academy (#20 Overall) Williams left the Richmond area where he was regarded as one of the top shooters over the past few years and headed to national powerhouse Oak Hill Academy where he’s currently the sixth man on one of the best teams in the country and is thriving within his specialty as a guy who can make shots consistently. With other ball handlers around him, Williams is able to work off the ball where he can relocate on penetrations, come off of screens of get out in transition where he can find spots behind the arc to make shots. He has a quick release and is able to make contested shots, he’s underrated on the defensive end and he understands the game very well too. 6) Derrick JonesDerrickJones6'4" | SFBlue Ridge | 2021StateVA Jr. | 6’5” | Blue Ridge (#18 Overall) The word “potential” gets thrown around quite a bit when discussing prospects at the high school level, and if you talk about who has the most upside Jones Jr. has to be in that discussion. A naturally talented and athletic wing with great length, Jones was an All State performer at public school Albermarle before heading to Blue Ridge where he may not put up quite the same numbers but he’s improved his body, his game and his grades since being there. He’s a guy who should fill out nicely when he gets to a college strength program, he’s a freak athlete that plays well above the rim, he can handle it good enough to get to his spots and he tracks to be a big time three-and-d guy whenever it clicks.