A quick look at up and coming freshmen
by Transition Hoops Report
This week, Transition Hoops will start the release class rankings for 2016, 2015 and 2014. Even though we don't rank freshmen classes (in this case the class of 2017) we still provide a glimpse of some of the players you'll likely see in the rankings over the next few years.
Trevon Ary-Turner (6'2 SG Issaquah, WA) - Ary-Turner has a very good understanding of the game and is poised for big things in the next few years. His role on Issaquah's team this year was more of a role player, though he showed a knack for making smart plays when needed. The lefty has great range and as his role increases on this team, so will his recruiting stock.
Hodges Bailey (6'0 SG Capital, ID) - Though Bailey started with a limited role for the undefeated Idaho state champions, he became a key factor off the bench and was intigral to their success. He plays with a ton of confidence and goes very hard every play. If he develops his ball handling his impact will increase and he'll likely see a much bigger role as he gets older.
Deajon Davis (6’2 SG Lakeside, WA) – can really attack the basket with a solid first step and a nice handle. Davis plays with a high motor especially crashing the glass. He does a nice job of setting up teammates for open looks.
Brendan Howard (6’4 PF Great Falls, MT) – coach’s kid that was in the top five in both scoring and rebounding in AA Montana (largest classification). Howard is a crafty finisher in the paint and is very fundamentally sound. His feel for the game is terrific and it allows him to always be in position to get loose balls and score.
Corey Kispert (6'4 SG King's, WA) - Kispert was one of the main men on King's run to the 1A State Championship game in Washington. He has a scorers mentality and a good looking shot. The only things missing from his game is some defensive intensity and little polish but ultimately he has a big upside.
Jaylen Nowell (6’3 SF Garfield, WA) – coach’s kid with a very high basketball IQ and feel for the game. He has high major potential because of his length, skill set, and ability to make game winning plays on the boards and setting up teammates.