Posted On: 03/13/21 12:01 PM

As the playoffs are starting this week, we look at some of the players who saw their stock go up. 

We move over to the juniors.

 

We are up to a surprising 189 players since many 2021 prospects have reclassified to the 2022 class.

We don’t have as many stock risers because of all of those 21’s plus many new 2022 players have moved from out of state and they have pushed players down in the rankings. 

 

Here are 12 players whose stock rose up:

Jake Lifgren Jake Lifgren 6'1" | PG Centennial | 2022 State AZ Centennial (Pictured)

-Not many junior guards are playing better then him in the AIA. He shoots it effortlessly and is making plays for others. There is a reason they are the #1 seed.   

Isaac Garcia Isaac Garcia 6'7" | PF Southern AZ Volunteers | 2022 State AZ Southern AZ Volunteers 

-A long forward who has seen his skill improve in the last year. He also grown near 2 inches and is a fluid athlete who can dunk, block shots and shoot the 3. 

Terrance Dixon Terrance Dixon 6'8" | PF Desert Vista | 2022 State AZ Desert Vista 

-Not many better athletes then Dixon in the entire AIA. He explodes up to rebound and block shots and plays way above the rim on the break. 

Jake Lifgren Jake Lifgren 6'1" | PG Centennial | 2022 State AZ Centennial (Pictured) -Not many junior guards are playing better then him in the AIA. He shoots it effortlessly and is making plays for others. There is a reason they are the #1 seed.    Isaac Garcia Isaac Garcia 6'7" | PF Southern AZ Volunteers | 2022 State AZ Southern AZ Volunteers  -A long forward who has seen his skill improve in the last year. He also grown near 2 inches and is a fluid athlete who can dunk, block shots and shoot the 3.  Terrance Dixon Terrance Dixon 6'8" | PF Desert Vista | 2022 State AZ Desert Vista  -Not many better athletes then Dixon in the entire AIA. He explodes up to rebound and block shots and plays way above the rim on the break.  Garrison Sherman Garrison Sherman 6'6" | SF Scottsdale Christian Academy | 2022 State AZ SCA -A quickly improving athlete and all-around player. He started his HS career at around 6'0 and has grown 6 inches. He still has his guard skills and can shoot the 3. Stock way up.  https://twitter.com/EVision_AZ/status/1363553412336345092 Pike Tancil Pike Tancil 6'2" | PG Willow Canyon | 2022 State AZ Willow Canyon  -A very good year for the West Side guard. He had a ridiculous stat line of 21 ppg 6.7 rpg & 6.4 asts to earn the Region Player of the Year. He can play on or off the ball and score it through contact. He has steadily improved each season for the Wildcats.   https://twitter.com/willowcanyonbb/status/1368932858266484737 Eli Johnson Eli Johnson 5'10" | PG Gilbert | 2022 State AZ Gilbert  -A much improved shooter comes off the bench and fires away. He has good speed, handles the ball well and can defend. Stock up.  Marcus Coleman Marcus Coleman 5'11" | CG Pueblo | 2022 State AZ Pueblo  -A tough and physical guard who can play on or off the ball. He helped guide the Warriors into the #5 seed of 4A. He loves getting into the lane and score through contact.   Brock Heywood Brock Heywood 5'10" | PG Heritage Maricopa | 2022 State AZ Heritage Maricopa   -An athletic downhill guard is tough when he changes speeds. He attacks the basket with the best of them for the undersized guards and is fast in the open court.  Abe Rangel Abe Rangel 6'0" | CG Centennial | 2022 State AZ Centennial  -Another one of the big reasons the Coyotes are the #1 seed is Rangel. He's tough, he can guard and score it. He plays well off of Lifgren getting into the lane and the duo will be a tough out.  McCoy Kelly McCoy Kelly 5'11" | CG American Leadership Academy-Queen Creek | 2022 State AZ ALA-QC  -The combo guard shot the ball at a high clip this season. He hit 33/81 3's for 41% rate including 8 3's vs Saguaro. He has a super quick release and has huge confidence.    Rafe Canale Rafe Canale 6'0" | CG Sunrise Mountain | 2022 State AZ Sunrise Mountain  -A combo guard who can score and facilitate. He has a knack for getting into the paint to score it or getting fouled. He will be important today at Gilbert.   Elijah Burlend Elijah Burlend 5'11" | PG Perry | 2022 State AZ Perry -A rare pure PG is an incredible passer that grew two inches or so. He advance passes, plays well off the pick and roll and can throw some nice pocket passes. He can shoot it and he should breakout next year for the Pumas.   

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