We are looking at class of 2022 wings who are big and versatile.
Timaris Brown (6-4 SF, St. Patrick’s)
Brown is a do-it-all forward that has a projectable college body. He is a physical driver that can act as a point forward. He has the vision and ball skills to create opportunities in transition. The strong lefty has a solid outside shot that has to be respected. As a player with so many skills, Brown is going to continue to attract Division 1 interest. Loyola and Western Illinois have expressed interest so far.
Xavier Lewis (6-7 SF, TF South)
For a 6-foot-7 player, Lewis is a very quick, fluid athlete with and without the ball. He plays above the rim, scoring off straight-line drives, second chances, and in transition where he is dangerous. There is promise with his jump shot, showing a consistent release from three and a pull-up game. Lewis is a tremendous defender, using his length and athleticism to control the game on that end. He has all of the tools to be an elite defender in college. Colorado State, Detroit, and Miami (Ohio) have been in touch.
Nick Martinelli (6-7 SF, Glenbrook South)
You don’t find a lot of players with the size, length, and skillset of Martinelli. With range out to the three-point line, the 6-foot-7 forward is capable of spacing the floor. His game thrives on having excellent fundamentals on both ends. Martinelli is efficient out of the triple threat with enough of a handle to slash to the rim. He keeps the ball high in the post and has soft touch over his right shoulder. He erases mistakes defensively with his length and will improve as he adds strength. A number of Ivy League and mid-majors have contacted Martinelli.
Braxton Stacker (6-4 SF, Belleville East)
Stacker is a bouncy wing with a smooth offensive game. He has the plus wingspan that coaches look for at the position, scoring around size with ease. Stacker creates off the dribble in space and has enough athleticism to win isolation battles. He has a one-motion jump shot that should develop nicely over the next few years. There have been a handful of low-to-mid majors who have checked in with Stacker. His upside is going to be enticing going forward.
Chase Travis (6-5 SF, Olney)
Travis has good size and versatility as a wing. He has good pace and patience, staying under control while remaining effective. A solid scorer from 15-feet and in, Travis has good moves facing up or with his back to the basket. He finishes in traffic well but has the ability to shoot turnarounds over size or spot up for three. Travis is an unselfish passer who is willing to battle on the interior. He should be on the radar of D3 coaches.