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Nick Rakocevic has scholarship offers from Illinois and Wisconsin among others. | Tracy Allen/For Sun-Times Media
1. Nick Rakocevic, 6-9, St. Joseph
The best prospect in the class with the biggest upside due to his legit 6-9 size, length, agility and overall skill, including a jumper that extends beyond the three-point line. If he can avoid complacency and add an extra gear to his motor, Rakocevic will continue to receive more national love and add to his offer list of Creighton, Illinois, Indiana, Miami and Wisconsin.
2. Jerry Myles, 6-4, East Moline
The least known player on the list and the lone player from outside the Chicago area, Myles is an intriguing and exciting prospect with an ideal basketball build and talent. Myles transferred to East Moline in the middle of the season and became eligible in February, scoring 22 in a regional final loss to Rock Island. The versatile left-handed wing played with All-Iowa Attack on the AAU circuit this past spring and shined, impacting games as a slasher, disruptive defender and boasting a perimeter shot from beyond the arc.
3. Zach Norvell, 6-4, Simeon
A big-bodied combo guard who uses his size well to take a bump, absorb contact and deliver in traffic. The lefty shooter can change the complexion of a game with his perimeter shooting and range. Norvell will need to further cultivate his lead guard and team running skills to be a true combo guard going forward.
4. Rapolas Ivanauskas, 6-8, Barrington
While he’s still physically developing, this multi-faceted, face-up 4-man is blessed with an arsenal of tools in his game. He can score in a variety of ways and boasts a ton of upside. Crafty and skilled as he can handle it, pass it, shoot it with range and has terrific touch around the basket. Ivanauskas is a prospect who’s climbing quickly.
5. Barrett Benson, 6-9, Hinsdale South
As is the case with most young big men, Benson is a raw product and still a work in progress. His back-to-the-basket game is on an incline as he continues to do a better job establishing and holding position for a young player. What he lacks in athleticism he makes up for in pure size, good hands and a soft touch around the basket. Plus, he’s the rare back-to-the-basket center. Holds offers from Indiana, Purdue, Loyola, Penn State and Kansas State.
6. Zion Morgan, 6-3, Kenwood
This young talent with upside shows an ability to impact games in a variety of ways with his length and versatility. A scorer on the wing with body control, a feel for getting into the lane and finishing at the basket, look for Morgan to blossom next season as his developing jumper becomes more consistent.
7. Nick Robinson, 6-5, Kenwood
A big offseason ahead in the development of this promising prospect who brings some skill and an old school game as a combo forward. He showcases a face-up jumper, can put it on the floor and has that basketball build. The next step is showing consistent production as more of a prototype wing with some added strength and assertiveness.
8. Ben Coupet, 6-6, Simeon
A wiry and rangy wing with both physical and basketball tools that at times will really excite you, whether it’s slashing to the rim or stepping out and knocking down a three-point shot. But Coupet is still very much in the process of maturing as a player and putting it all together on a consistent basis.
9. Charlie Moore, 5-8, Morgan Park
Already a two-time state champ, Moore is an offensive catalyst who’s wired to score from the point guard position. Now it’s about finding the right balance between playmaker, decision-maker and shot-maker for this diminutive offensive weapon.
10. Devin Gage, 6-1, Curie
Solid framed combo guard has plenty of experience under his belt playing as a freshman and sophomore for one of the state’s top teams the past two years. He also has a whole bunch of different aspects to his game, from his dribble hesitation to create space and scoring opportunities to his pull-up jumper to his strength in getting to the basket.