There is no suspense with this group of players as Andrew Wiggins is now, and is a near lock in the future to be the top player and prospect in this group and in the high school ranks. In fact, Wiggins has risen up the charts with an excellent track record of performances, culminating in the publicized head-to-head battle against elite 2013 power forward Julius Randle at the Peach Jam, in which Wiggins asserted his status as arguably the best high school basketball player in the country. Wiggins has the ideal bloodlines, physical gifts and current abilities to be a long-time starting “3″ the NBA. The only question for Wiggins is if he wants to speed up his NBA timetable by a year and jump to the 2013 class.
After Wiggins’ immense shadow, there’s bound to be a letdown, and that is only mildly the case with the consistently top notch performances that Kevon Looney put in during the spring and summer. His Milwaukee Running Rebels squad went deep into many tournaments at the lead of Looney, and he starred in the individual camps he attended, as well. Looney’s spring and summer success has placed separation between he and the players ranked behind him.
Still, Justise Winslow, a muscular and explosive wing forward from Houston, turned heads and starred all summer. The well-populated areas of the country that boast many mixtape makers boost their own players, but the lack of such outlets in Houston have ensured that Winslow has somewhat of a low profile nationally given his immense bounce and proclivity of highlight reel plays.
Do-it-all wing forward Jalen Lindsay is smooth and skilled, and has racked up over a dozen of high-major offers, just half way through high school. His all-around skills are extremely impressive at his young age. Likewise, Stanley Johnson has been overlooked by some but is arguably the top defender among wing forwards in the country. Johnson’s size and strength are apparent, and has the reputation of already being a stopper that fears no one.
The crop of 2014 wing forwards is largely an untapped resource at this point, with no pledges among the top-20 prospects.
|1||Andrew Wiggins||6'-7"||190||Huntington Prep (WV)||CIA Bounce|
|2||Kevon Looney||6'-8"||190||Hamilton (WI)||Milwaukee Running Rebels|
|3||Justise Winslow||6'-6"||205||St. John's (TX)||Houston Hoops|
|4||Jalen Lindsay||6'-7"||180||Christ Presbyterian (TN)||Georgia Stars|
|5||Stanley Johnson||6'-6"||190||Mater Dei (CA)||Oakland Soldiers|
|6||Justin Jackson||6'-6"||175||HCYA (TX)||Houston Hoops|
|7||Dwayne Morgan||6'-7"||205||St. Frances (MD)||Baltimore's Finest|
|8||Keita Bates-Diop||6'-7"||185||University (IL)||Illinois Wolves|
|9||Cody Martin||6'-6"||175||Davie County (NC)||Team Loaded|
|10||Caleb Martin||6'-6"||175||Davie County (NC)||Team Loaded|
|11||Kelly Oubre||6'-6"||195||Bush (TX)||New Orleans Elite|
|12||Jae'sean Tate||6'-5"||205||Pickerington Central (OH)||All Ohio|
|13||BJ Stith||6'-5"||175||Brunswick (VA)||Team Loaded|
|14||Trevon Blueitt||6'-5"||185||Park Tudor (IN)||Spiece Indy Heat|
|15||Joe Burton||6'-6"||185||Lutheran North (TX)||Franchize All Stars|
|16||Therence Myamiba||6'-6"||190||Montrose Christian (MD)||Team Takeover|
|17||Tyquone Greer||6'-7"||180||Orr (IL)||Mac Irvin Fire|
|18||Kameron Chatman||6'-6"||175||Long Beach Poly (CA)||ICP|
|19||D'Angelo Allen||6'-6"||185||Kimball (TX)||Dallas Showtyme|
|20||Isaac Copeland||6'-9"||190||The Miller School (VA)||Garner Road|