Despite a very unique and difficult spring and summer that saw college coaches prevented from coming out and events come to a halt for a period of time, there were some solid summer performances for a few players who saw their recruiting stock elevate.  Here’s a look at ten uncommitted below the radar 2021 prospects that stood out with quality performances from time to time…

Note – Listed in alphabetical order – This is not an exclusive list

Grant Asman – 2021 – F – Mac Attack
A 6’10” stretch forward with an ability to score at multiple levels, Asman continued to take quality steps forward in his development and that was evident as he delivered a number of quality performances in the month of August.  He has a solid perimeter stroke from beyond the arc, he showed an improved ability to score at the mid-level and at the rim, and sees the floor well and is a solid passer for a big.  Far from a finished product, Asman is a skilled sleeper in the truest sense of the word and he’s seen interest from a large number of low to mid D1 programs as well as high level D2 programs to date.  

Shamar Avance – 2021 – G – George Hill All Indy
Love this young man’s ability to score the basketball.  He has an excellent stroke and he can make it at any time whether it’s wide open or with solid defense in his face.  He can create space for himself off the dribble and he can score in bunches with his perimeter stroke and a solid ability to attack in half court sets.  A highly underrated prospect in Indiana, Avance showed an ability to deliver on the court against some high caliber guards.  He currently holds a few D1 offers and like most, he would have a lot more if coaches could’ve watched him in person this summer.  

Chris Mantis – 2021 – G/F – Fundamental U
A talented 6’7” wing from Indiana, Mantis posted a number of impressive performances during the month of August and he currently holds a number of low and mid-major D1 offers to date.  He can score the basketball from multiple levels and he has an excellent perimeter stroke from beyond the arc.  Instinctively he has a nice feel for the game and overall his best years are in front of him.  In the correct system he should excel at the next level.  

Keyon Menifield Jr. – 2021 – G – UTS Gold Elite
An excellent change of pace guard with handles, quickness, explosion, instincts, feel, and skill.  He was a difficult cover for opposing guards throughout the summer and he continued to get better and better with each passing week.  As is the case with a lot of kids during this difficult time, Menifield would likely have a lot of interest from high level D2 programs and low major Division 1 programs in needed of a guard.  His overall impact on the game is impressive and he’s one of the true sleepers the state of Michigan has to offer in the 2021 class.  

Kyle Ross – 2021 – PF – Fundamental U
A tough physical forward who delivers quality double double production in the paint, Ross has some solid athleticism that he pairs with toughness, instincts, feel, and skill.  As pure interior players go, Ross has a quality motor and he’s a legitimate Division 1 prospect that in a normal summer would have a plethora of low to mid Division 1 offers.  Really like how hard he plays, his ability to run the floor, and his desire and ability to play physical around the basket with consistency game in and game out.  

Preston Ruedinger – 2021 – G – Mac Attack
A 6’2” guard from Lourdes Academy in Wisconsin, Ruedinger was exceptional at times for one of the better teams playing this past summer.  He has nice size, shoots the ball exceptionally well, and he has the ability to score at multiple levels.  Already holding a handful of D2 offers, he’s also seen D1 interest pick up from low and mid-major programs.  A legitimate D1 caliber perimeter shooter, Ruedinger is worth the look for any low to mid D1 programs searching for a consistent perimeter threat from beyond the arc that can also handle the ball. 

Jasin Sinani – 2021 – G – WI RAP
A 6’2” guard with athleticism, strength, physical tools, and an ability to knock down the perimeter jumper, Sinani quietly landed on the radar of low and mid D1 programs after delivering a number of quality performances in August.  Currently holding offers from Campbell and UW-Milwaukee, Sinani can play either guard spot but he looks the part of a solid perimeter shooting talent who can double as a solid defender at the next level.  

Javon Small – 2021 – G – George Hill All Indy
One of the bigger stories of the summer, Small was exceptional for the most part and his ability to create and score with the ball in his hands was very impressive.  His range extends beyond the arc, he can score off the bounce, his vision and ability to score in transition is impressive, and overall he’s a difficult cover for most opposing guards.  Currently holds a handful of Division 1 offers and some of that was slowed due to an injury in the second half of August.  Really like his game and ability to impact to floor.  

Will Smythe – 2021 – SG – REACH Legends
A 6’4” shooting type with a quick release and range that extends well beyond the arc, Smythe delivered some quality efforts and he’s one of those can’t leave open types who makes you pay.  His shot selection is good and his efficiency and ability to get open is advanced as his patience to play within the flow of the game.  Another potential sleeper with an excellent stroke that resides in the state of Michigan.  

Xavier White – 2021 – G/F – Gain Elite
A talented wing with an ability to score from beyond the arc in bunches, White’s versatility and smooth game is impressive.  His range extends beyond the arc and his jumper is pure and easy out to NBA level range.  Solid in a catch and shoot capacity and spotting up on the break, White also has the ability to defend multiple positions and operate as a potential 2, 3, or even a stretch four depending on the system.  He has legitimate D1 physical tools and a D1 caliber perimeter stroke.  One of those sleepers in Minnesota that was impacted by the fact that college coaches couldn’t come out.  Summit, Horizon, Missouri Valley, etc. caliber schools in need of a shooting type would be well advised to take a look at him when possible.