Posted On: 04/23/21 2:54 PM

The high school season has wrapped up and now it is time to start taking a look at the highlights from our prospects. With these, we want to highlight 3 players who are similar in class and position. Get some time to dive into some quick thoughts, stat breakdowns, and film. Today, we are looking at 2022 Forwards.

Grant Brown Grant Brown 6'4" | SF Fort Wayne Snider | 2022 State IN – 6’4 SF 2022 – Fort Wayne Snider (IN)
Stats: 3.2 Pts, 2.6 Rebs, 1.3 Asts
Thoughts: Brown is a bigger forward who we haven't been able to see enough of thanks to the star-studded Snider lineups over the last two years. He is very good on the catch and shoot jumpers, and he has enough length on his wingspan to disrupt opposing offenses with deflections and steals. If he is going to take his game to the next level, he is going to need to show us that he can score on the offensive level in another way than just his catch and shoot jumpers. That really is the next step to his game.

Grant Brown Grant Brown 6'4" | SF Fort Wayne Snider | 2022 State IN – 6’4 SF 2022 – Fort Wayne Snider (IN) Stats: 3.2 Pts, 2.6 Rebs, 1.3 Asts Thoughts: Brown is a bigger forward who we haven't been able to see enough of thanks to the star-studded Snider lineups over the last two years. He is very good on the catch and shoot jumpers, and he has enough length on his wingspan to disrupt opposing offenses with deflections and steals. If he is going to take his game to the next level, he is going to need to show us that he can score on the offensive level in another way than just his catch and shoot jumpers. That really is the next step to his game. Jackson Dawson Jackson Dawson 6'6" | PF Warsaw | 2022 State IN – 6’6 SF 2022 – Warsaw (IN) Stats: 5.0 Pts, 4.8 Rebs, 1.9 Asts Thoughts: Dawson is a bigger forward who uses his size and physicality to be clean up the glass on both ends. He has good touch around the rim and doesn't hesitate to seek out contact and get to the foul line. Dawson is still a fairly raw prospect, but he has put on a little bit more muscle. He is a mobile and agile player that still has plenty of ability to improve. If he can work a little more on his outside shot and develop that into a better part of his game, he will be able to couple that with his ability to defend all five positions to make him a good prospect. Kaleo Kakalia Kaleo Kakalia 6'6" | SF Mishawaka Marian | 2022 State IN – 6’7 PF 2022 – Mishawaka Marian (IN) Stats: 6.0 Pts, 6.3 Rebs, 1.0 Asts Thoughts: Kakalia is extremely athletic and has a ton of size which makes him a nightmare to guard. He has the ability to step out and knock down a three-point shot, but he struggled mightily from the outside during the high school season. In the paint, however, he is very tough to stop. He positions himself well and outworks his opponents on the offensive glass which leads to some easy buckets around the rim. The offensive glass is where the majority of his offense comes from. If Kaleo can develop some sort of mid-range jumper or even just some post moves around the rim, it would really take his offensive prowess to the next level.

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