Scout.com unveiled a cool feature today, ranking the top 100 high school basketball prospects in the country regardless of class.
Caleb Swanigan, an uncommitted 2015 prospect from Homestead, is the highest-ranking in-state prospect at No. 31 on the list.
Scout on Swanigan: “Swanigan is a big body post who has made serious strides over the course of his high school career. He’s a terrific finisher around the basket who uses his soft hands and touch, footwork and strength to finish around the basket. Not just a back to the basket post, Swanigan can also step out and shoot. Those who know him describe him as an elite worker, and the way he’s transformed his body and game over the last few years certainly gives credence to that opinion.”
Kris Wilkes, a 6-8 sophomore from North Central, is ranked No. 68 by Scout.
Scout on Wilkes: “A host of major programs have offered Wilkes, who’s only a sophomore. The 6-7 wing out of Indianapolis has made believers out of local and national observers alike. From a refinement perspective, he’s well-balanced in his age group. He scores off the dribble or spotting up, and he already holds nice ball skills. He’s very thin but has plenty of time to pack on muscle, and he’ll continue to generate discussion in the Class of 2017.”
Jalen Coleman, a senior guard at La Lumiere (formerly of Cathedral), is ranked No. 96 by Scout. Coleman is a 2015 Illinois recruit.
Scout on Coleman: “There aren’t many better pure shooters in the country than Coleman-Lands. He is at his best when he can catch and shoot, but also Coleman-Lands has a tremendous step back jumper, especially when he is going to his right. With decent size and long arms, Coleman-Lands is good at getting his shot off against even good defense, and is a confident player. He has to continue to improve his ball handling and defense, but he should be an instant impact scorer in college.”
JaQuan Lyle, formerly of Evansville Bosse, is ranked No. 100 by Scout. Lyle is an Ohio State recruit.
Scout on Lyle: “There has never been any doubt about Lyle’s physical ability. When he is focused and in shape, there aren’t many more talented guards in the country. However being focused and staying in shape have been two question marks for him. Still he has great size, is one of the best passers in the country, and also is a gifted scorer. A college strength and conditioning program should do wonders for him.”