The focus today is on 2022 players with touch and size at their positions.
NJ Benson (6-7 PF, Mount Vernon)
Benson has great length and activity to go with a promising inside-out game. The 6-foot-7 forward crashes the glass on both ends, using his long arms to snatch misses outside of his area. Benson has nice form and a solid follow-through that should allow him to become an even more consistent outside shooter. He has a next-level frame that will allow him to play stretch four going forward.
Ryan Renfro (6-7 PF, Glenbard West)
After transferring back to Glenbard from Texas, Renfro looks like a post player to keep an eye on over the next few years. He is athletic, mobile, and capable of finishing with either hand around the rim. Renfro shows toughness and commitment as a rebounder to go along with consistent energy defensively. He is a comfortable shooter that projects as a floor spacer given time beyond the arc. Division 1 coaches have already started to take notice, with Air Force. Drexel, and New Hampshire among the schools to reach out.
Patrick Robinson (6-5 SG, Oswego East)
Robinson opened a lot of eyes with his play this summer. He is a big wing that handles the ball very well in space, giving him an advantage when creating shots off the dribble. He has a pull-up that keeps defenders honest, but his power as a penetrator jumps off the screen. Given his physicality and scoring instincts, he should be an offensive powerhouse. Defensively, he has a strong base and anticipation that will allow him to develop into a tough two-way player.
Jack Vegter (6-5 SG, Lincoln Way East)
The combination of his size at 6-foot-5 and his lights-out shooting ability are going to make Vegter a valued prospect. He moves with a purpose on the offensive end, cutting and spacing effectively off the ball. Vegter has the ability to attack closeouts and make decisive moves to finish in a straight line as well. The solid, skilled wing has a jump shot that is ready for the college game right now.