These 2022 players gained valuable experience as sophomores and should see steady upticks in their production in the coming year.
Drew Cwik (6-2 SG, South Elgin)
Cwik is a very strong combo guard that plays through contact. He shoots it well with time and will handle the ball in space as needed. Cwik’s defense may be his calling card, able to guard all three spots on the perimeter and use his strength to dictate things on that end. There are a number of roles Cwik can play to provide value.
Kolby Gilles (6-3 SF, St. Ignatius)
Gilles is a different type of athlete. Although he’s built like a defensive lineman, he is quick on his feet and an explosive leaper. Gilles provides the rim protection and rebounding of a big with his constant activity and verticality. When he isn’t attacking the rim, Gilles has good balance on his outside shot, where he connected on 37 percent of three-point attempt. Only a rising junior, Gilles is going to be a problem for opposing defenses.
Chris Suger (6-7 PF, Geneva)
Suger is a smooth shooting forward that has continued to grow. Standing at 6-foot-7, he will be able to play the four at the college level. He still needs to work on his strength to defend the position, but the length and floor spacing ability are there. Suger’s range is his greatest asset at this point, but he will be a very tough matchup if he improves his interior presence.
Jamil Wilson (6-7 PF, De La Salle)
The physical tools are there for Wilson to become a high-impact player. Wilson has a projectable frame and long arms that he uses well as a defender and rebounder. He has natural timing as a rim protector, blocking shots on the ball or coming over from the help. His touch is developing to complement his ability to finish around the rim. If Wilson stays active, his game will continue to blossom.