Posted On: 01/2/21 3:00 PM

With the Rock N Ball Winter League at the midway point I’ve put together some of the top freshman and sophomores playing in the league. 

Javonte TaylorJavonteTaylor6'7" | PFKenwood | 2023State#13NationIL (Kenwood) 2023

The versatile Taylor has been instrumental in his team’s success. His outside shooting has become consistent the more he plays but his open court play is what draws the attention of the crowd. Javonte leavea each week with at least two big slams either on someone or a ESPN highlight worthy play. As the top prospects in his class JJ continues to separate himself from the others.

 

Owen FreemanOwenFreeman6'7" | CBradley Bourbonnais | 2023StateIL (Bradley Bourbonnais) 2023

Owen has shown why is getting attention from power 5 schools. The 6’8 big has good touch from the 15-foot elbow but Freeman’s strength is that he makes the game easier by getting good positioning on the inside. His footwork around the rim is phenomenal as is his awareness to read a double team and find the right players when two guys surround him. Owen is athletic and battles hard on the boards. Freeman is a promising prospect for schools.

 

Richard BarronRichardBarron6'4" | SGSt. Ignatius | 2023StateIL (St. Ignatius) 2023

Barron is the epitome of a

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