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Hot Prospects: Incoming Freshmen Spotlight Reviews 2024 – Part 2
In the Incoming Freshmen Spotlight Review article of the class of 2024, we will start out by covering Hot prospects per article from the class of 2024 which is a very talented group of players across the board. Many of the Incoming Freshmen have not hit the peak of skill and talent, which we will start to see over the next 24 months. Hoop Stars Media will be covering the entire list of the Top Incoming freshmen Hot prospects. We will give an in-depth look at the next loaded class in Minnesota, as these HOT PROSPECT are the names of the future in Minnesota.
De’Mari Larkins – PG – (Minneapolis South)
Damari is a dynamite young Point guard that can do it all. He is tough and puts so much pressure on the defenses with his offense ability and makes others around him better on every play. A very battle tested young guard that has played at a high level for a long time. He last played varsity basketball at Brooklyn Center High School as an 8th grader and more than held his own. He has traveled the country playing on one of the top AAU teams in the country for Minnesota Spartans and was part of a National AAU Championship. Coming into high school he will be a name to keep on your radar as he takes the court for South High School in the Minneapolis City Conference.
Jency Davis – PG/SG – (Columbia Heights)
Jency is a lead guard that is another High IQ incoming freshman Point Guard that played JV basketball as an 8th grader for Columbia Heights. He is another high level shooting guard that has been proving himself for years on a national level playing Elite talent. Jency is a guard that can make the claim for one of the best shooters in the class with his ability to shoot on the dribble or a lights out catch and shoot type player. He will be in a position to compete for varsity mins. this season as an incoming 9th grader.
Zashon Rich – Guard – Minneapolis North
Zashon is a dual sport athlete that is a special talent on the court and on the field. He has played on many big stages nationally in big games in the spring/summer over the years. He is a lefty with a great outside shot and great ability to finish at the rim and through traffic against bigger defenders. Zashon will be an incoming freshmen at Minneapolis North who has a loaded upper class. Coach McKenzie is getting a great new Hot prospect that loves to harass teams guards on defense.
Mekhi Edwards – 6’4” – SF- (Irondale High School)
Mekhi is an emerging talent and his best years are in front of him. The experience of playing on a Team GetShook national elite team has helped lift his overall game. He is still growing and has grown another inch since the end of AAU this summer. Mekhi played up 15U and held his own playing against stronger bigger players and showed why he will be a future impact player. He has good fundamentals, a strong presence around the rim and an a good IQ for the game and is a very good passer. As he becomes more comfortable with his face up game, it will make him a complete package. He has the skills, it will come in time..
Randy McClendon – 6’1” – Guard/Wing – (DeLaSalle High School)
Randy McClendon is a unique and talented prospect in the sense that with his skill set and potential to be over 6’5” can really set him apart in the class as a College prospect. Randy is a knock down shooter from the 3point land and is great at attacking the rim with a strong dribble. A really good ball handler that allows him to score off the dribble in small spaces with great finishes. A long lanky athlete that plays lock down Defense.
Christian Henderson – 6’4″ – SF/Wing – (Minneapolis South)
Christian is what we call the Dennis Rodman of the grade. He is a rebounding machine and rim protector and every team needs a glue guy like Christian. Physically he is ready for the varsity grind and will be an impact freshman new comer in the Minneapolis City Conference. As he continues to grow his game and skills, he will be a high flying wing.
Isaiah Johnson – 6’4” – SF/Wing- (Osseo Senior High School)
Isaiah is a smooth wing that is a highly effective basketball player who has a great fundamental base. He is a long and athletic athlete who can shoot and make plays from the wing position. His ability to alter shots in transition and the half court makes him a defensive commodity. Isaiah is one of the top wing prospects in the state of Minnesota that can impact the game in many positive ways. Osseo has a few of the top players from the class of 2024 which makes Osseo High School’s future very bright.
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