There’s no guarantee that any of the current top players in the Class of 2015, who have yet to play a minute of high school basketball, will remain the top prospects four years from now. But in 2011, the trickle down effect of exposure, whether it be in the form of camps, tournaments or otherwise, has reached the freshmen high school class, not to mention middle school players, and some of the elite newcomers to high school are well-known by scouts and basketball observers.
The AAU 14-U Nationals, Fab Frosh Camp, various Phenom Camps, and other showcases and events have provided a look at the most promising players in the class to date. Also, some of the most talented players in the class have played up on AAU teams with older age groups. While Hoopniks won’t attempt to rank the players in the class, a “watch list” of 20 names worth putting in the back of your mind in this class has been formulated.
Don’t think these new high schoolers can play? Check out these selected video clips of some of the players on the Hoopniks Class of 2015 Watch List. The mixtape producers have already set their sights on this talented Class of 2015, and put together some terrific clips of the talent.
Stephen Zimmerman, 6′-10″, Bishop Gorman (NV)
Kejuan Johnson, 6′-6″, Wheeler (GA)
Horace Spencer, 6′-9″, William Tennent (PA)
Malik Newman, 6′-4″, Callaway (MS)
Tyler Dorsey, 6′-4″, Ribet Academy (CA)
Jamar Ergas, 6′-3″, Montverde Academy (FL)
Who is our watch list missing? Drop a comment below with the infomation on the player that you think should be listed!--------------------------------------------
For those fans that wish college basketball was a year-round sport, the College Basketball Newcomers Guide paperback and Kindle book previews the incoming recruits for every team nationally. There’s no need to wait until Fall to learn about the new names in college basketball that will be starring on the hardwood.