The 2023 class got a little bit smaller as St. Benedict’s forwardcommitted to Iowa. The forward crop is still filled with players who can make an impact at the next level. Here are the top available power forwards in the 2023 class.
, 6’9 Blair Academy
Luberoff is the top available power forward in the 2023 class and his recruitment will be one to watch this winter and spring. The 6’9 forward has a good face-up game as he can put the ball on the floor to get to the rim, but also knock down jumpers from behind the arc. Luberoff has a good touch around the basket and knows how to get position down low. He rips down rebounds at both ends of the floor and has good timing to block shots on the defensive end. Luberoff’s ability to stretch the floor and defend the rim makes him one of the more intriguing available prospects in 2023.
, 6’9 DePaul Catholic
Koenig had a solid junior season and should have a bigger season in 2022-23. The 6’9 forward knows how to finish around the basket and regularly draws contact in the paint. Koenig sets good screens in the half court and rolls well to the basket. He is tough to box out on both ends of the floor and uses his size to influence shots on the defensive end. Koenig’s ability to control the paint is something that will help his stock in a big way.
, 6’7 Seton Hall Prep
Phillips has the potential to breakout this season for the Pirates as he can influence the game in a number of ways. The 6’7 forward explodes off the floor for dunks and is able to absorb contact in the paint. Phillips has a solid face-up game as he has an underrated handle and can hit open jumpers from behind the arc. He skies for rebounds on both ends of the floor and uses his athleticism to make plays on the defensive end. Phillips should get more touches down low for Seton Hall Prep, which will help his game in a big way in 2022-23.
, 6’7 Bound Brook
Summers had a monster junior season for the Crusaders as he helped lead them to the Central Jersey Group 2 final. The 6’7 forward is comfortable playing on the perimeter as he can get to the basket from the perimeter and knock down open jumpers from behind the arc. Summers uses his body well to get position in the paint and knows how to finish around the rim. He gobbles up rebound on both ends of the floor and is a solid post defender. Summers is a double-double machine who should eclipse the 1,000-point mark for Bound Brook as the Crusaders look to get back to the sectional title game.
, 6’6 Freehold Township
Holmes-Cotter is the leading returning scorer in the Shore Conference and should put up big numbers in his final varsity season. The 6’6 forward has a strong frame, which he uses to muscle through contact and finish strong around the basket. Holmes-Cotter has a nice touch on his free throws and can hit open jumpers on the perimeter. He sets tough screens in the half court and is a force on the glass at both ends of the floor. Holmes-Cotter is a physical post presence who is looking to lead the Patriots deep into the state tournament in 2022-23.
Other Prospects to Watch:
, 6’10 St. Thomas Aquinas
, 6’8 Olympus Prep
, 6’7 Hillside
, 6’7 Hun
, 6’6 Hun
, 6’9 Don Bosco Prep