The class of 2018 and 2019 has a number of names that have been at the forefront of conversations for a few years now but there are a handful of sleepers and late blooming prospects that are also in play.  Here’s a quick update on a handful of prospects who open eyes last summer at our annual NY2LA Sports Summer Jam that are still on the board…

MAX AGBONKPOLO – 2019, G/F – SANTA MAGARITA HS (CA)
Agbonkpolo oozed potential at the Summer Jam while playing a big role in Dreamvision’s 16U title.  At 6’7, and still developing physically, Agbonkpolo displayed great athleticism to go with a variety of skills and a solid floor game. A handful of mid-major Division I’s offered, and as he’s continued to show out at Santa Margarita high majors are starting to take heavy interest. Agbonkpolo secured an offer from USC a couple weeks ago, but that surely will not be his last high major offer. Look for him to be one of the breakout players from the west coast in the class of 2019 as the rest of the high school season progresses and club ball gets underway in April.  

CHRISTIAN HARVEY – 2018, PG – RICHMOND HS (IN)
One of the more ferocious on ball defenders we saw at last July’s Summer Jam running with the George Hill All Stars, the 6’1 floor general can also fill it up offensively. With a host of NAIA, DII’s and low DI’s courting him currently, Harvey is averaging 24 points per game this season and torched the nets for 32 points on Saturday night.  His recruitment will be interesting to track as Harvey remains a big time sleeper.  

DONALD LEE – 2018, G – NORTH CENTRAL (IN)
A rugged competitor, with versatile scoring skills, the 6’4 Lee was the ultimate glue guy on Team Harris at the Summer Jam. He picked up offers from IUPUI and Navy among others late in the summer and into the fall, and has been averaging close to 15 points per game this winter at North Central. While schools look to wrap up their recruiting classes, some other mid-major programs could jump in late on Lee.  

TRAVEON MADDOX -2018, G – NOVI HS (MI)
Maddox had plenty of high major suitors on the gridiron, but the 6’5 dynamic athlete opted to play hoops in college shortly after wrapping up an impressive outing at the Summer Jam. Maddox committed to Oakland and should vie for early playing time as the Golden Grizzlies graduate its four top scorers this season in the spring. Maddox can be electric in transition, and has good instincts on the offensive end on drive and kicks. Polish on his perimeter shooting and ball-handling will take his game to another level offensively, and defensively he can be utilized against any position on the perimeter. 

MILES MILLER – 2018, PG – MERIDIAN HS (MS)
The 6’2 lead guard has a host of Ivy League and Patriot League programs on his trail due to his high academic test scores. Miller, a wiry point guard with quickness that allows him to be very effective as an on-ball defender and a versatile threat on offense both distributing and scoring, remains uncommitted. He’s currently averaging 24 points for his squad which has just one loss on the season thus far. Miller was also a big part of last year’s Class 6A state title squad in Mississippi. If he continues to wait out his decision, look for more Division I programs – both high academic and mid-to-high majors, getting involved.

AMARI SHERROD – 2019, G/F – BOWMAN ACADEMY (IN)
Sherrod showed the makings of a mid-to-high major Division I prospect while helping guide SYF to a strong showing in the 16U Platinum bracket last July, and parlayed a strong summer into a great start to his junior season at Bowman Academy. Sherrod is unique in that for a kid who is 6’4, he can effect games like he is 6’10 – very similar to current Ohio State standout Jae’Sean Tate.  Sherrod is currently averaging 15 points per game and is also effective rebounding the ball as a guard. If he continues to improve his skill set, his offer list should swell as the winter turns into the spring.