Posted On: 09/14/21 3:56 PM

At the Prephoops Top 250 tournament, I had the opportunity to cover some of the upcoming 2024 forwards. All of these players are considered complementary pieces that are not primary ballhandlers as of now, although that can change given their age. They vary widely in playstyle, yet one aspect remains true for all of these players, maturity.


Johnnie Reed Johnnie Reed 6'4" | PF Windsor | 2024 CO - When thinking about Reed, the first word that comes to mind is effort. In two of his three games, respectively he grabbed 12 and 18 rebounds. Every single possession that mattered, he fought for second and third chance opportunities and repeatedly dove for loose balls. At Windsor High School, Reed had to play the center that anchors the defense not just through positioning, along with consistent communication to direct rotations. Passing the rock was another strength from Reed, who averaged 4.6 assists per game. He was especially active on kick-outs from offensive rebounds and drives. Defensive intensity has never been an issue Reed, who shifts his feet well by adapting to the opponents every move. I cannot wait to see Reed’s shot-making development throughout the years, as his

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