While the exploits of senior guard Andrew Rohde continue to generate the headlines for Brookfield Central this season the emerging development of talented sophomore Jack Daugherty has been a key part of the Lancers, who sit at 10-2 on the season. While the 2022 and 2023 class are the main focal points as this stage of the high school recruiting game, Daugherty is firmly positioning himself as one of the prime 2024 targets in the state of Wisconsin when that class becomes the priority.

A classic stretch forward equipped with wiry near 6-8 180 pound frame, Daugherty boasts a high major pedigree along with a Division 1 game that makes for an interesting mix.  He has size, length, instincts, feel, and a highly advanced skill set for a young big.  He can score around the basket, he has a solid mid-range game, and his ability to stretch the floor from beyond the arc with consistency makes him a very difficult cover for opposing teams and a huge weapon whenever he takes the floor.  He was exceptional at times this past spring and summer as he helped power the Wisconsin based Phenom University 15U team into the elite 8 of the prestigious Nike Peach Jam.  He’s since followed that up with a high caliber sophomore campaign at Central to the tune of 14.8 points per game and 8.3 rebounds per contest, while shooting an eye popping 43 percent from beyond the arc (i.e. 25-58 3pt FG).  Needless to say he’s really taken the next step as a player for Central this season and the consistency of his play and production is going to be a big factor in determining how deep Central can go during the playoffs.

With skilled bigs always at a premium in the college game, Daugherty’s continued growth and development is highly intriguing and the key part is he’s not done growing.  Expect him to add 2-4 inches or more to his frame before it’s all said and done and you can anticipate schools starting to line up to see him once they get their 2024 needs in order.  Depaul, Wisconsin, UW-Green Bay, Minnesota, Belmont, etc. are a few that have already shown interest.  As sophomores in the Midwest go Daugherty drips with potential and he’s an impact player on the rise in the 2024 class that is a must watch talent for Division 1 schools of all levels.