Ranking one through 5 is difficult to do most times. All these guys can play high major basketball, so we have to break it down as far as what they can produce at the next level. We dive into what we looked at for our 1 through 5.
#1 – Aminu Mohammed – SG – 6’5 – Greenwood Laboratory
The most talented prospect in the state. Aminu is a high level scorer, elite rebounder and defender for a wing, and is a versatile piece that nearly every college in America can use. An unstoppable force in Springfield.
#2 – Jordan Nesbitt – Combo Guard – 6’6 – St Louis Christian Academy
Great size at 6’6 for a point guard but can play multiple positions. Extremely talented in all aspects of the game offensively. High-Major prospect with Power 5 offers who competes and has a college ready frame. Lives for the big moment.
#3 – Jaden Jones – Wing – 6’8 – St Louis Christian Academy
Jones chose to commit to Rutgers over a bunch of top programs. Has an elite jumpshot and deep range at 6’8. Jones is young for his class and is still growing into his frame and 7’2 wingspan. He also possesses a high basketball IQ and good instincts on the defensive end.
#4 – Anton Brookshire – PG – 6’0 – Springfield Kickapoo
The Springfield Kickapoo HS combo guard looks to score and has the tools needed to do so at a high level. Very comfortable shooting off the dribble and working out of the pick and roll. Brookshire is the best ball-handler in the state. Will be a great scorer at the college level.
#5 – Yaya Keita – PF – 6’9 – DeSmet
A monster in the paint at 6’9 with freakish athleticism. His best trait is rebounding. He hustles after the ball and has good instincts reading the ball off the rim. Still learning the game and getting comfortable on the offensive end but his potential is as good as any in the state.