As the 2018 slides over a bit for the 2019 class the 2020 prospects across the country are on deck and hungry for their place at the main table.  One explosive elite sophomore who promises to be at the main table when it’s all said and done Class of 2020 forward Jaemyn Brakefield of Huntington Prep in West Virginia.  

A Jackson, Mississippi native, Brakefield is a fluid 6-9 225 pound elite national talent with blue chip status and long term potential who is already making waves from coast to coast with his play.  A solid athlete with plus length and an ability to face up and knock down the jumper from beyond the arc, Brakefield is far from a finished product and there’s a tremendous amount of clay to mold this national left-handed standout into a high major elite impact talent over the next few years.  

I hate to make these comparisons but Brakefield at this early stage when he’s got his jumper flowing brings to mind a young Sam Perkins in his ability to face up and hit the jump shot and the overall smooth ability to play the game at a high level.  Time will tell whether the sophomore standout reaches that lofty status long term but one thing is for certain and that’s that Jaemyn will have the opportunity to do so at a high major level.  Currently holding offers from UCLA, Georgetown, Baylor, Wake Forest, South Carolina, Georgia Tech, Houston, Virginia Tech, and Mississippi, Brakefield is also being recruited by the likes of North Carolina, Kentucky, Duke, West Virginia, and Villanova.  

A top 20 caliber national prospect in the Class of 2020, expect to hear a lot about Jaemyn Brakefield as he continues to open eyes and generate a lot of buzz from coast to coast on the hardwood.  He played with the Mississippi based MBA Hoops Elite during the grassroots travel season.