This year several freshmen players made a name for themselves in their inaugural season of high school ball. A handful created buzz as key contributors to their varsity squads, while others did the same by dominating the JV and Freshman level. This class has good depth with a handful of established national prospects as well as a plethora of athletes who will make a splash this spring as the AAU season begins. This list is based strictly off of who we have watched ONLY. Without further a due, here are some of the players included on the list:
Justin Powell - Justin played a key role on one of the top teams in the state, the Trinity Shamrocks. As a freshman, he averaged just over 5 points and 4 rebounds. The stats don't tell the whole story because he had plenty of moments that were key for his team. He is a top prospect to keep on every coaches' radar.
James Taylor Jr - The poised point guard was a joy to watch this season. He ran his team like a veteran during his freshman campaign, often making the right plays at the right time.Whether it was getting a needed bucket or throwing a perfectly timed pass to his teammate, Taylor usually made the best basketball play. He is not easily rattled as many opposing coaches stated. Taylor will be running with Hoop Dreams this spring and summer. Looks like he will continue to rise up scouts' boards.
Roger McFarlane - Roger McFarlane is a flat out scorer. He averaged 9 points and 5 rebounds per game but notably scored 26 in a King of The Bluegrass tournament that is historically one of the best in the country. He has a good shooting stroke and can score inside and out. Look for him to have a good summer on the Under Armour circuit with Team Thad.
Ksuan Casey - Ksuan is a player who holds some of the most potential out of this group as the top big man in the state. At 6'8 boasting a 240 pound frame, he is a force on the inside. He almost resembles a young Kennedy Meeks body wise and has the potential to become a inside and mid-range threat as his game grows. He averaged 8 points and 8 rebounds on the season and looks to continue this throughout the Adidas Gauntlet with Hoop Dreams
Also here are some players who are set to break out this spring
- Howard Fleming /6'3 SG/ Louisville Magic
- Chesimon Moore /6'5 W/ Hoop Dreams
- Amari Taylor /6'1 PG/ CKY Magic
- Tre Coleman /6'5 W/ Louisville Legends
- Julien Hunter /6'3 W/ Louisville Legends
Find out who else made our list by clicking the link on the sidebar "BCR 2020 Watchlist".