Posted On: 08/24/21 1:39 PM

With 189 players, there are bound to be players that saw their rankings drop, but also players that saw their stock rise. 

 

Here are 8 stock risers after the off-season of AAU and the HS live periods: (Some of the players have dramatic rises due to COVID or others simply got better).  

Deven Johnson Deven Johnson 6'1" | CG AZ Compass Prep HS | 2023 State AZ   AZ Compass Prep +87 (Pictured) 

-The sharp shooting lefty is growing in height and his game. He can rattle them off from deep off the catch but is doing more then just scoring. He is making more plays and can pull-up off the dribble. 

Brayden Gant Brayden Gant 6'4" | SF Coolidge | 2023 State AZ Coolidge +49

-A super versatile wing does many things well. His defensive versatility makes him the prospect he is from defending multiple positions to blocking shots. He can shoot it from the 3pt line plus rip through and score it inside.  

Bobby Holcomb Bobby Holcomb 6'0" | CG Apollo | 2023 State AZ Apollo +37

-A quick scoring lead guard had a very good off season. He played well in June and continued it in July. He scores it easily from the outside and has a burst of speed to get into the lane and score it around the basket. 

Deven Johnson Deven Johnson 6'1" | CG AZ Compass Prep HS | 2023 State AZ   AZ Compass Prep +87 (Pictured)  -The sharp shooting lefty is growing in height and his game. He can rattle them off from deep off the catch but is doing more then just scoring. He is making more plays and can pull-up off the dribble.  Brayden Gant Brayden Gant 6'4" | SF Coolidge | 2023 State AZ Coolidge +49 -A super versatile wing does many things well. His defensive versatility makes him the prospect he is from defending multiple positions to blocking shots. He can shoot it from the 3pt line plus rip through and score it inside.   Bobby Holcomb Bobby Holcomb 6'0" | CG Apollo | 2023 State AZ Apollo +37 -A quick scoring lead guard had a very good off season. He played well in June and continued it in July. He scores it easily from the outside and has a burst of speed to get into the lane and score it around the basket.  Caden Zurek Caden Zurek 6'7" | PF Casteel | 2023 State AZ Casteel +31 -The long forward made his mark as a stock riser. He rebounds, runs the floor and scores it around the rm. His activity and length bothers his opponents.  Cohen J Gonzales Cohen J Gonzales 5'8" | PG Mesquite | 2023 State AZ Mesquite +19 -One of the top scorers regardless of class. He is a true bucket from all three levels and has real skill level. He uses an impressive burst and athleticism to score it.   Adrien Armstrong Adrien Armstrong 6'4" | SF Carl Hayden | 2023 State AZ Carl Hayden +18 -The high motored forward is a fun watch. He will run through a wall to make his team better and will play and defend multiple positions. He is also scoring the ball better then a year ago.  Masaiah Binford Masaiah Binford 6'4" | SF South Mountain | 2023 State AZ South Mountain +16 -An athletic forward is another that has improved his overall game. He is known for his defensive intensity from rebounding and blocking shots but is shooing the ball better now.   Carter Gittens Carter Gittens 6'5" | SF Sunrise Mountain | 2023 State AZ Sunrise Mountain +16 -He always showed it in glimpses when he was younger but brought it all together this off-season. He scores it from all three levels now and defends multiple positions.  

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