The 2018 class is slowly heading down the home stretch for prospects that will be committing in November and while some schools have their targets in their sites, others continue to turn over rocks looking for the best fit for their systems who will help win games.  Here’s a look at five potential steals that are still on the board in the 2017 and 2018 class…

Note – Listed in Alphabetical Order

Flynn Cameron – 2017 – PG – Hillcrest Christian College – AUSA Hoops
A skilled and talented guard with size, feel, and instincts, Cameron has a solid perimeter stroke that rips the nets from long range and beyond the arc and he can score at the mid-range level off the bounce.  He sees the floor, can create, and has a bunch of clay to mold into a quality prospect at the next level.  He showed out at times this past July and impressed and he’s being tracked by a number of mid and high major programs with Iowa State going the hardest at this point.  Cameron’s best basketball lies ahead and he has the physical tools, instincts, and skill to be a high level impact guard in the right system at the next level given his upside and potential.  

Monty Johal – 2018 – SG – Glendale (MO) – Yanders Law
Few left on the board can score and create in the same fashion as this talented wing from Missouri.  He’s set the all-time scoring record for his high school by the middle of his junior year and the talented guard holds offers from Toledo and Jackson State.  He also held an offer from the prior staff at UW-Milwaukee.  The talented skilled lefty can score in bunches from every level as his range extends beyond the arc, he has a solid mid-range pull up off the bounce and he can score in traffic with both hands through contact.  Johal sees the floor well and he can distribute in both transition and half court sets to create easy scoring opportunities for his teammates.  Consistently he puts the ball in the basket and was consistently solid again this past July.  A talented guard with a multi-dimensional floor impact package, Johal is a steal for low and mid-major Division 1 programs in need of a scoring guard that gets buckets.

Nick Klug – 2018 – PG – Burlington HS (WI) – Wisconsin Swing
A skilled sharpshooting guard with handles, vision, and instincts, Klug is a talented guard who can score, create, and make plays with consistency and efficiency.  He can take over the game from the perimeter with a solid jumper, he sees the floor well, and he is a quality leader and communicator on both ends of the court.  Equipped with grades, solid athleticism, and excellent intangibles, Klug already holds a handful of Division 2 offers and he’s getting some low major Division 1 interest.  As prospects go, Klug is going to win games and deliver regardless of the level he goes to and he sits on the board as a potential steal for the right program at the next level.  

D’Juan Seal – 2018 – SG – Detroit Pershing (MI) – R.E.A.C.H. Legends
A blue collar attack first guard who has continued to develop his perimeter stroke, Seal is just starting to figure things out which is intriguing considering he already has the ability to be dominant in stretches on the court.  An athletic wing who is at his best off the bounce and at the mid-range level, Seal is a physical matchup problem for opposing guards as he can post them, attack them, and blow by them off the bounce.  Defensively he’s disruptive and his athleticism, size, and length allows him to be a force both on and off the ball.  Already holding a handful of Division 2 offers, Seal is a legitimate mid-major caliber Division 1 guard who will be a steal for any low to mid-major program that lands him.

Malachi Smith – 2018 – SG – Belleville West HS (IL) – Jets Ramey United
Currently holding offers from Missouri State, Montana State, and Lindenwood, Smith stands at 6-3 and he’s a skilled instinctive scoring guard who can fill the box score and make things happen on both ends.  In July he powered his 17U team into the championship game of the NY2LA Sports Next Level Invitational and he was both dominant and impressive in the process.  He has the physical tools and an improving skill set that allows him to finish at each level, create, score in transition, etc.  A high level “sleeper” so to speak, Smith will produce at the next level and will help the program he signs with significantly.