Class of 2024: Hidden Gems
The Class of 2024 rankings were recently updated and there are some hidden gems in this group that may not garner as much recognition but have lots of untapped potential and plenty of talent. Here’s a list of the top…
The Class of 2024 rankings were recently updated and there are some hidden gems in this group that may not garner as much recognition but have lots of untapped potential and plenty of talent. Here’s a list of the top hidden gems in the 2024 class that remain unsigned at the next level.
Allie is a smooth lefty from Lemmon that can absolutely fill it up from all over on offense. At 5’8″ she does a great job elevating over defnders and can get her shot off at almost any time. Her shooting range is impressive and she stands out in most games as one of the most consistent outside shooters on the floor. Pair this shooting with impressive handles, a decisive mindset, and a willigness to find the best shot for her team and you have a really impressive offensive player. She has excellent vision and uses her ability to draw defenders to set up open teammates as well. On defense she does a nice job containing the ball, uses her athleticism to keep her opponent in front, and has active hands to force turnovers.
Ava is a talented forward from Warner who brings a really solid overall skillset to the table. On the offensive side she features a consistent outside shot, high-level decision-making, and a diverse inside-out game. She can hit the three, take her defender off the dribble, as well as post-up and finish around the basket. Ava attacks the glass with an aggressive nature and gains a lot of second chanes for her team. Multiple putbacks per game makes her tough to stop inside and adds to her offensive impact. On defense she’s an active athlete that positions herself well, uses her impressive length, and does an excellent job converting turnovers to points in the transition game.
Jaelyn is a small-town girl with big talent. Checking in at 6’1″ she is physically impressive and she has the skillset to go along with it. A double-double machine and an elite defender, she is the centerpiece of her squad. She’s an efficient scorer with an overall FG% of 43% and she hits over 50% of her free throws as a plus six-footer. A high-level rebounder she snagged almost 9 per game last season, including 3 per contest on the offensive end. On defense she snares multiple steals and swats away multiple shots per game, averaging 3.4 SPG and 2.6 BPG. Big senior year coming for Jaelyn out in Newell.
Paige is a dynamic forward heading into her senior season for the Wall Eagles after finishing as the runner-up in Class B basketball last season. She jumps out immediatley as a physically impressive player as she has a great mix of size and athleticism. A double-double machine, Paige gets it done on the boards and is a great finisher in the paint. She is capable of putting up 20 points and 10 boards often in contests. Her ability to make tough finishes inside sets her apart from other players and she does an excellent job putting herself in positions to score around the basket. Leadership, consistency, and a tough-nosed style headline this young lady’s game.
Musonda is an undervalued guard out of Hamlin who has been making her ascension up the 2024 rankings. She has a diverse offensive game featuring a high IQ ability to drive and dish as well as a consistnet shot from the outside. Her first step allows her to blow by defenders and she has a smooth array of footwork that allows her to find angles to finish around the defense when she gets to the paint. She demonstrates great shot selection and has a consistent stroke from beyond the arc. On defense she relentlessly pursues the ball in a full court setting and is a high energy player who can create turnovers. Look for a big senior season from Musonda for her squad.