As 2020 prospects go a number of them are already lined up with high major offers and elite national status and one who fits that mold and is hungry to take a big step this spring and summer is talented forward Jaemyn Brakefield of Huntington Prep in West Virginia.  

Equipped with a solid 6-8 plus 215 pound plus frame, Brakefield is a positionless talent that has shown an ability to produce with the ball in his hands and without from multiple levels on the court.  A solid athlete with some versatility, Brakefield sees the floor well, he can attack off the bounce to score or create, and he’s shown an ability to face up and knock down the perimeter jumper as well.  Comfortable scoring with his back to the basket when needed, Brakefield has a lot of clay to mold in a variety of ways on the basketball court and that versatility and ability to contribute in different ways is a big reason why schools from coast to coast are locked in on his recruiting trail heading into the spring.

Kansas, UCLA, Xavier, Georgetown, Florida State, Florida, Alabama, Baylor, Ohio State, South Carolina, Wake Forest, Virginia Tech, Georgia Tech, LSU, Mississippi, Mississippi State, UNLV, California, Seton Hall, Oklahoma State, Illinois, Houston, Auburn, West Virginia, Boston College, Western Kentucky, Vanderbilt, and Oregon have already offered him.  Duke and Kentucky have also expressed interest as well over the past few months.  

Still developing and with his best basketball in front of him, Brakefield landed as a consensus top 40 national prospect in the most recently updated national rankings and as high as #17 on the ESPN board.  He’s easily a top 20 caliber national recruit at worst and now hungry with a little chip on his shoulder and a desire to take that next step you can expect Brakefield to continue to elevate and remain one of the most coveted 2020 prospects in the country this spring and summer despite some cosmetic conversations about potentially reclassifying to the 2019 class.    A legitimate McDonald’s All-American and Jordan Brand All-American candidate in the 2020 class, Brakefield is one to watch very closely this spring and summer as he continues to elevate nationally.

He will play with the Phenom University program on the Nike EYBL circuit this spring and summer.