The summer season is over with the new academic school year around a month away. The rising sophomore class just concluded its first varsity summer live period with prospects making an impact, including in the post. Here are the 2025 under the radar post prospects to watch.
, 6’7 PF St. Thomas Aquinas
Hart is one of the more intriguing prospects in the 2025 class due to his combination of length and versatility. The lanky 6’7 forward runs the floor hard, setting himself up for easy dunks and layups in transition. Hart also has the potential to play on the perimeter as he can put the ball on the floor and is gaining more confidence in his jumper. He skies for rebounds on both ends of the floor and has the athleticism to defend multiple positions. Hart is a long, forward prospect whose best basketball is ahead of him and should have a strong 2022-23 season.
Declan Wucherpfenig, 6’5 PF Bergen Catholic
Wucherpfenig is a forward prospect to track as he can impact the game in a variety of ways. The 6’5 forward has a nice handle, which he uses to get to the basket and can draw contact in the paint. Wucherpfenig moves well without the ball in his hands and can hit open jumpers in the mid-range. He fights for rebounds on both ends of the floor and is a solid passer. Wucherpfenig can impact the offense in a number of ways, which will help his stock in a big way.
, 6’8 C Newark East Side
Ekhelar saw solid minutes for the Red Raiders during his debut varsity season and should see his workload rise in 2022-23. The 6’8 post has a nice touch around the basket and is able to get to the line at a consistent basis. Ekhelar sets solid screens in the half court and is developing his range on the offensive end. He uses his length to swat shots around the rim and rips down rebounds at both ends of the floor. Ekhelar should receive more looks on the offensive end, which will help his stock in a big way this winter.
, 6’8 C Burlington City
Barnes had a good summer with the South Jersey Titans, and it should carry over into the 2022-23 season. The 6’8 post is one of the top shot-blockers in the class as he swats almost everything around the basket and uses his length to influence shots on the defensive end. Barnes is tough to box out on both ends of the floor and knows how to get position down low. He has a nice touch around the basket and is an underrated passer. Barnes is a physical forward prospect whose ability to defend the paint will rise his stock in a big way.
, 6’4 SF/PF Ocean Township
Richardson has the potential to play both the three and the four, which makes him an interesting prospect in the 2025 class. The 6’4 forward has a physical frame, which he uses get position down low and finish through traffic around the basket. Richardson has a solid handle and is capable of knocking down open jumpers from behind the arc. He is a good rebounder and moves well without the ball in his hands. Richardson is a tough forward prospect whose ability to finish around the basket will help his game nicely.