Posted On: 02/8/21 8:34 AM

The 2021 season has been filled with explosive starts with multiple players putting up big numbers in the shortened year. Dumont’s  Dominick Barlow Dominick Barlow 6'7" | SF Dumont | 2022 has been a one-man wrecking crew as he is averaging 29 points per game thus far. The 6’7 forward will be doing a postgrad year, but he is far from the only uncommitted forward kicking off his year with a bang. Here are the 2021 uncommitted forwards who are putting up big numbers.

Janaie Coates Janaie Coates 6'8" | PF University | 2021 State NJ , 6’8 PF University

The Phoenix were supposed to take a step back with the losses of  Spencer Joyner Spencer Joyner 6'4" | PG Arts | 2023 State #65 Nation NJ  and  Elijon Nix Elijon Nix 6'0" | PG Arts | 2023 State NJ , but Coates has stepped up his game. The physical 6’8 forward is averaging a team-high 24 points per game and has grabbed 15 rebounds in both games so far. Coates loves to finish above the rim, but he is showing a nice touch around the basket and an ability to pass out of the post. He plays with relentless energy on both ends of the floor and is a solid shot-blocker. Coates’ impact for University has been noticeable and could find himself on the All-Group 1 team with more 20-15 games.

John Horner John Horner 6'6" | SF St. Augustine | 2021 State NJ , 6’6 SF

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