Posted On: 06/20/22 7:28 PM

A look at the players who will make the biggest jump in the next class of 2024 rankings...

 

No. 19 Keaton Frisch Keaton Frisch 6'7" | SF Waunakee | 2024 State WI (Waunakee)

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Stepping up to the Under Armour Circuit, Frisch played his best ball in the spring. You can see it starting to click for the high upside combo forward who has terrific size at 6-foot-7 and is a plus athlete. The Waunakee product plays hard as well. He’s got a motor on the offensive glass and a noticeable chip on his shoulder. Not even close to filling out physically and someone who can handle the ball and shoot it a bit, Frisch has mismatch nightmare written all over him.

No. 20 M.J. Stackhouse M.J. Stackhouse 6'6" | PF Kenosha Indian Trail | 2024 State WI (Kenosha Indian Trail)

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Stackhouse has been solid  throughout EYBL play.  The 6-foot-7 forward is an explosive athlete who runs the floor and makes game-changing plays above the rim.   In the half court, Stackhouse continues to show a very intriguing face-up game from 12-18 feet, able to isolate, size his man up and go to work. Defensively, Stackhouse plays a little bigger than his size, timing shots really well as a shot blocker.

No. 21 Keaton Frisch Keaton Frisch 6'7" | SF Waunakee | 2024 State WI (Waunakee) Previous: 38 Stepping up to the Under Armour Circuit, Frisch played his best ball in the spring. You can see it starting to click for the high upside combo forward who has terrific size at 6-foot-7 and is a plus athlete. The Waunakee product plays hard as well. He’s got a motor on the offensive glass and a noticeable chip on his shoulder. Not even close to filling out physically and someone who can handle the ball and shoot it a bit, Frisch has mismatch nightmare written all over him. No. 20 M.J. Stackhouse M.J. Stackhouse 6'6" | PF Kenosha Indian Trail | 2024 State WI (Kenosha Indian Trail) Previous: 37 Stackhouse has been solid  throughout EYBL play.  The 6-foot-7 forward is an explosive athlete who runs the floor and makes game-changing plays above the rim.   In the half court, Stackhouse continues to show a very intriguing face-up game from 12-18 feet, able to isolate, size his man up and go to work. Defensively, Stackhouse plays a little bigger than his size, timing shots really well as a shot blocker. No. 21 Nolan Minessale Nolan Minessale 6'5" | SF Marquette | 2024 State WI (Marquette) Previous: 43 Few, if any, have broken out more this spring than Minessale.  The 6-foot-5 wing has been on a tear  and played some very dominant stretches of basketball. A plus-length and plus athlete, Minessale makes a ton of things happen in the open floor and above the rim. He’s a slasher that doesn’t need many dribbles to  create or get to the rim.  Good two-way value here as well. Minessale really buys in on the defensive end and creates turnovers/comes up with blocks.  The Marquette standout has just been extremely active in every game he plays in and doesn’t get consumed with points -- even though he’s putting up plenty these days. No. 27 Jonathan O’Neill Jonathan O’Neill 6'9" | PF Kaukauna | 2024 State WI (Kaukauna) Previous: 41  A rapidly improving post prospect, O’Neill is a junkyard dog that can live on offensive putbacks, rebounds, blocks -- all the dirty work. The Kaukauna native is a star in his role for the Wisconsin Blizzard and he takes them from being a good team to a dominant team at times. At 6-foot-8, O’Neill moves very well for his size, has some intriguing lengths, and is starting to get more assertive offensively when his number is called.  Whether or not his skills catch up to his motor, love that O’Neill knows who he is on the basketball floor and doesn’t go outside his lane to try and manufacture his own points. No. 42 Ben Willihnganz Ben Willihnganz 6'7" | PF De Pere | 2024 State WI (De Pere) Previous: 57 Thought Willihnganz showed some really good things at Wisconsin’s team camp. The 6-foot-7 forward is very mobile, knows how to float  in the offense and make himself available for easy buckets, and can pass the ball well for a big man. Willihnganz also shot it really well at the Kohl Center, which is something we didn’t know he had. Willihnganz stepped away from the rim and knocked down  an eye-opening amount of triples. Once he hit a couple, you saw his confidence start to take off.      

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