Today we are looking at some active, lanky wing players in the 2021 class.
Tyler Bass (6-5 SF, Washington)
A big wing with potential as a stretch four, Bass is a skilled forward that is still filling out his frame. Bass has range past the three-point line, allowing him to extend defenses. When needed, he can attack closeouts under control and score in the paint off direct drives. Off the ball, Bass stays active as a cutter and offensive rebounder as well. He will only get better over the next few years and is going to be a D3 prospect to target for teams looking for size and shooting.
Devonta Blevins (6-6 SF, Rich Township)
It’s safe to say that more coaches should be taking a look at Blevins. He’s a nightmare in transition, with impressive speed and length in the open court. It doesn’t take him long to change ends where he can put up points in a hurry. Blevins converts on straight line drives from the wing. His long arms and athleticism show great upside on the defensive end as well. Expect a breakout senior season for Blevins.
Ben Randall (6-7 PF, Hersey)
Randall is a high motor forward that runs hard and with a purpose. He is a very good high post player with the ability to sweep and get to the rim in a dribble or two. When matched up with bigs, he sprints the floor for easy buckets. But he’s not afraid to play in the post either, sealing well and using his length to complete plays in crowds. Randall’s shooting potential is just another benefit that will make him more attractive to coaches, showing touch when left open from three. Defensively, Randall will be able to defend in pick-and-rolls and switch out on quicker players. His activity on both ends will translate to the college game.
Julius Rollins (6-6 SF, Hillcrest)
Rollins has endless energy on both ends. The 6-foot-6 wing is becoming more comfortable handling the ball in space and knocking down deeper jump spots. Once he gets off the ground, it’s over for the defenders. Rollins has a quick jump and finishes above the rim on his drives. Projecting as a combo forward at the next level, Rollins rebounds better than most true post players. He can defend most positions effectively due to his length, activity, and anticipation. There is a reason why so many mid-majors are going after the Hillcrest star.