A group of long, scoring 2021 perimeter players who have the potential to make big jumps as seniors.
Alfonso Bailey (6-4 SG, Mooseheart)
Bailey is an active wing player that does a nice job of getting to the rim in transition. He has a good chance-of-pace crossover and an improving set of ball-handling moves. Bailey’s athleticism is apparent on fast breaks where he is comfortable finishing over the rim. With an improving jumper, Bailey is going to have another big year at Mooseheart.
Jadyn Benson (6-4 SG, Mt. Carmel)
Benson has the look of a 3-and-D wing. The lanky shooter can defend his position and switch across three or four spots. He is an excellent rebounder for a backcourt player, timing up missed shots effectively. Benson has an athletic frame that is bound to blossom in college. The shooting and defensive versatility is going to give Benson college looks.
DeMarco Clayton (6-5 SG, Bloomington)
An athletic, slashing wing, Clayton’s stock is on the upswing. He is able to knife into the lane where he can work his way around help defenders. Clayton is a solid three-point shooter (35%) off the catch and an unselfish passer from the perimeter. The defensive upside is there as well. Clayton could be a player that takes a huge step as a senior.
Cameron Mallory (6-4 SG, Lincoln Way East)
Mallory has scoring gifts that should translate well to college. He has decent size and plus length for the position, but his footwork and shot creation stand out. Spot ups, mid-range, transition, it doesn’t matter for Mallory. He can manufacture points. Improved strength will aid him going forward, but Mallory is going to continue getting better and filling up the scoreboard.
Kenton Pryor (6-3 SG, Homewood Flossmoor)
With good height and bounce, Pryor is a guard that lives in the paint. He has the hang time to make acrobatic finishes. Pryor has a very quick first and second jump to go along with speed in the open court. He should be able to play some point guard, but he is a dribble drive scorer at his best.