- Kendall Brown
Kendall is an elite wing with NBA range, and becoming more of a lockdown perimeter defender. Brown made the transition to Sunrise last year after spending it in Minnesota. That move helped Brown soar up the rankings both nationally and locally, showing that he’s a true top tier talent. We thought the decision to put Brown at #1 was a no-brainer. With Brown’s size and length and talent level, there’s no doubt he’s a future OAD prospect.
- Tamar Bates
Tamar will be spending his senior season at IMG Academy in Florida, wanting to play tougher competition with a national schedule against some of the best teams in the country, but before he starts his HS season, he’s staying in Kansas for our rankings. Tamar is another prospect who has continued to rise up the ranks, proving time and time again why he’s got a long list of suitors at the next level. An incredibly unselfish player, Tamar plays with a passion each game, and has great length and athleticism to be a lockdown defender for years to come. He’s firmly slotted in at #2 in our rankings, with room to rise at the national level in rankings as well.
- Zach Clemence
Clemence could easily be ranked #2 for us, and will slide up once the HS season starts. The Kansas basketball commit is the ideal stretch 4 prospect, and will fit nicely into Bill Self’s offense at the next level. Think Perry Ellis, but with more refined shooting and shot blocking. Clemence is the anchor for his Sunrise team and with such talented players surrounding him he’ll be able to show off his all-around ability.
- Kenny Pohto
Pohto slides in at #4 in the rankings. Pohto helps make up that formidable front court duo with Zach Clemence at Sunrise. Pohto has a soft touch around the rim, and shoots the 3 at a high level. Pohto is another ideal stretch 4 at the next level, but what impresses me most about his game is his ability to roll to the rim after helping initiate sets for his teammates. Combine that with his soft touch around the rim and you’ve got a great finisher.
- Jaylon McDaniel
McDaniel made the move from Blue Springs South to Sunrise to further his development and it has certainly worked out for him. McDaniel is a smooth wing with a great post game and footwork down low. McDaniel’s athleticism is what stands out the most and helps him fight for rebounds on both sides of the floor. McDaniel continues to show improvement in all areas of his game as well.