We are looking at some 2022 players with great size and upside.
Garrett Bolte (6-6 SF, Hinsdale South)
Bolte is a very athletic, well-rounded forward that can slash to the basket and finish above the rim. He does a nice job of putting it on the deck and using his body control to score in traffic. For a 6-foot-6 forward, he shows tremendous speed and skill in the open floor with the ball in hands. Bolte can fill it up from the outside when given time and space or punish smaller players on the block. His strong frame and quickness should allow him to defend all over the floor as well. Bolte is a promising prospect that coaches will be looking into this season.
Sam Bradbury (6-8 C, Mattoon)
Bradbury is a big bodied center that uses his size to his advantage. He is one of the bigger players in his class at 6-foot-8, paired with an understanding for how to dominate in the paint. Bradbury clears out space in the lane to grab rebounds and protects the rim well with his positioning. At this point, he is a good free throw shooter with enough touch that should hopefully translate to extended range.
Ethan Gallagher (6-3 SG, Lockport)
The 6-foot-3 guard is active and physical on both ends. Gallagher provides a lot of value as an impact defender with his length and effort. He attacks the rim aggressively off the dribble where he is a crafty finisher. As a strong guard, he plays through contact on his penetration. Gallagher projects as a versatile perimeter defender that can score as needed.
Fred Robinson (6-3 PG, Lincoln Way East)
Robinson is a long, explosive point guard with a quick first step. He creates so much offense for himself and his teammates by getting paint touches off the dribble. Robinson is a threat to knock down outside shots when defenders sag off, but he is a terrific finisher above or below the rim. Robinson will continue to improve his shot-creating skills to add to his growing game.