Posted On: 05/24/21 6:00 AM

We were at the Prep Hoops Havoc in the Heartland event in Indianapolis May 15-16.  It was a great event full of talent from across the state line in Illinois.  Here is a look at some of the prospects that caught our eye in Havoc in the Heartland: Top Illinois 2024 Standouts Part 2!

 

James Brown James Brown 6'8" | C St. Rita | 2024 IL (Mac Irvin Fire)

If you look up the definition of elite young post prospect Brown’s picture would be there.  The 2024 five man will debut as the #1 prospect in his class when we change it from watch list to ranking.  He already holds multiple high-major offers and landed one from LSU after the event.  So mobile and agile at 6’9”.  Runs the floor like a guard.  Elite area rebounder that grabs them in traffic and gets it out to his guards with excellent outlets.  His skill level on the block is off the charts.  Spin moves and combination moves leave defenders in the dust.  He can finish over either shoulder.  Mid-range jump shot looked good.  Finished in the pick/roll for slams.  Rim protector on the defensive end straight up or coming from the weakside.  Top 10 type player nationally.

 

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