A constantly fluid summer negatively impacted the ability for kids to be seen from coast to coast a number of prospects still tried to make the best of it by delivering quality performances when the opportunity presented itself.  Here’s a look at ten sleepers that opened eyes with quality performances this summer…

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

Logan Applegate – 2021 – G – Nevada (MO) – Yanders Law
An emerging guard who handles the ball, can knock down the perimeter stroke, and has solid instincts, Applegate was part of a loaded backcourt this summer and he still found ways to stand out.  Really like his overall ability to impact the game and his best basketball is in front of him.  He’s legitimate D1 caliber guard big picture wise when it all comes together.  

Logan Carson – 2021 – PF – Buchanan (MI) – UTS Elite
A solid interior prospect who can slide between the forward and center positions as needed.  That being said his big picture upside is as a forward where he has agility, instincts, feel, an ability to score around the basket, and an ability to face up and knock down the jump shot.  He continued to develop as a player with each passing weekend and he delivered some quality efforts in the process.

Marcel Drone – 2021 – F – Sheboygan South (WI) – World Hoops Elite
A strong physical talent who showed flashes of dominance when his motor clicked on.  He has plus length, can score around the basket, he has dominant rebounding potential, and he’s really just scratching the surface.  One of those below the radar types who is a scholarship caliber player in the right situation.

Ronald Kirk Jr. – 2021 – G – Dominican (WI) – Wisconsin Phenoms
A quick explosive guard with an ability to score in bunches off the dribble, Kirk has a lot of clay to mold into a quality player.  His ceiling on both the offensive end of the court and the defensive end is untapped and overall he took some really nice strides forward as a leader this summer.  One of the true potential diamonds in the rough in the state of Wisconsin’s currently available 2021 class.

Cael McGee – 2021 – G – Stoughton (WI) – Wisconsin RAP
A tough physical guard with an ability to score and create as needed, McGee can finish at all three levels and he has the physicality to defend multiple positions as well.  Instinctively he understands the game and he’s a scholarship level kid to pay close attention to.

Antuan Nesbitt – 2021 – G – Prairie School – World Hoops Elite
Really like what he brings to the table in terms of his overall upside and potential.  He has size, length, athleticism, etc. and he has the ability to score at multiple levels while being a disruptive force defensively when locked in.  He’s really just walking into the room so to speak so he’s got a huge ceiling to grow into as a player at the next level.  He’s a legitimate D1 talent. 

Harrison Ogochukwu – 2021 – F/C – Orchard St. Mary’s (MI) – REACH Legends
A strong physical but raw interior prospect, Ogochukwu plays hard, he rebounds, he can finish if needed, and he has solid bounce vertically.  Still learning an developing, he’s another scholarship caliber kid but his overall impact will be at the middle to back end of his college career.  A sleeper in the truest sense of the world, in a class that doesn’t have a lot of 2021 size, he’s a system fit for some at the D1 and D2 levels.

Jackson Paul – 2021 – PG – Churubusco (IN) – Focus Premier
Another skilled guard with an ability to create and score, Paul finishes at multiple levels and he has the ability to handle the ball with success and efficiency in half court sets and transition.  He’s got solid leadership, makes good decisions, and he can take over the game as needed.

Brennan Timm – 2021 – F – St. John’s NW (WI) – Wisconsin RAP
A plus length 6-5 forward who can slide between the 3 and the 4 in what is a positionless game at times.  He improved his perimeter stroke this summer and continued to show heart, toughness, and effort attacking the glass, finishing around the basket, and with his overall floor impact on the court.  He’s a scholarship level kid as well that D2’s and perhaps even D1’s should look at depending on their needs.  A max effort type talent who contributes with both production and intangibles whenever he’s on the court.  

Hakim Williams – 2021 – G – Round Lake (IL) – Mercury Elite
A fill the box score 6-3 guard who does a little bit of everything game in and game out.  He’s constantly on the attack, he can knock down the jumper, and he has the ability to create and clean the glass while also making an impact as needed defensively.  Another of the many who suffered due to the lack of visibility and opportunities this past spring and summer, Williams is a tough player whose best basketball lies ahead.  A scholarship caliber player to take a look at for D1 and D2 level schools in need of a guard.