July is almost here as AAU teams across the state are preparing for big events and live periods. The rising sophomore class is full of potential with players waiting to burst onto the scene. Here are the 2024 prospects who could have breakout Julys.
, 6’2 PG Blair Academy
Schmid is a guard prospect to track this summer for the NJ Panthers as he does a bunch of different things on the offensive end. The 6’2 lefty has a nice release on his jumper and knows how to get to his spot on the floor. Schmid uses his handle effectively to get by his defender and can finish around the rim. He makes smart decisions with the ball in his hands and moves his feet on the defensive end. Schmid is a gritty guard prospect whose offensive versatility will help his stock in a big way.
, 6’4 SG Arts
Akande has already started to breakout with his play in the spring and it should continue in July with the Jersey Force. The 6’4 guard attacks the basket with a purpose as he is a strong finisher and does not mind contact. Akande is more than just a slasher as he can score in the mid-range and has a solid shooting stroke. He can defend both guard spots and is a strong rebounder. Akande is a two-way wing who should have a strong July.
, 6’8 C Payne Tech
Rink has the potential for a big summer with his ability to impact the game around the basket. The 6’8 post swats almost everything around the basket and alters numerous others with his length. Rink is tough to box out on both ends of the floor as he creates second chance opportunities for his team. He is developing a nice touch around the basket and uses his body to create position down low. Rink is a physical post player whose impact in the paint will help his stock in July in NJ Pirates.
, 6’6 PF Westfield
Sheehan had a good spring for the Unity Legends and it should continue in July. The 6’6 forward has a good touch around the basket and can finish strong above the rim. Sheehan does not mind drawing contact around the basket and has a nice touch on his free throws. He fights for rebounds on both ends of the floor and is an underrated interior defender. Sheehan is a hard-working forward who should have a strong July.
, 6’3 SG Ridgewood
O’Reilly had a solid spring for the Beasts and is looking to carry it over into July. The 6’3 guard has a nice handle, which he uses to get to the basket and finish. O’Reilly knows how to get to his spot in the half court and elevates nicely on his jumper. He moves well without the ball in his hands and is an underrated passer. O’Reilly has the potential to have a breakout summer if he continues his strong play from the spring.
Other Prospects to Know:
, 6’4 SG Bridgewater-Raritan
, 6’7 C Clifton
, 6’2 SG Eastern
, 5’8 PG Calvary
, 6’6 F Marlboro