While there are several big-name players in the regions 2024 class, there are plenty of other talented players. Here are five juniors with plenty of game that could be having a big high school season. 

Trey Buchanan – 2024 – PG – Grand Park Premier 

The point guard is an incredibly skilled scorer who can put up points in bunches. With his shifty moves and quickness, Buchanan is so difficult to stick with. Not only can he really create separation to create his own shot, but he shoots it so well off the dribble with deep range. There are not a ton of players out there with his ability to move with the ball as well as hit shots off the dribble. 

Lamontae Cross – 2024 – PG – 94 Feet Elite

With his playmaking ability, Cross was one of the top point guards on the NY2LA Association 16U level this past season. Cross is such a skilled distributor with the ability to get into the paint with his quickness and moves. Not only can he really create for those around him but he can get it done himself getting into the paint as well as from the outside. The junior is very tough to defend off the dribble and should excel this high school season with all his tools. 

Davee Flowers – 2024 – PG – Illinois Central Elite

After a big year with Illinois Central Elite, look for Flowers to continue that with Niles West High School. He’s a smart point guard who can really score in bunches. Flowers moves very well with the ball in his hands with his quickness and handle. Flowers is a true three level scorer. Not only does he have a good skill set but some size at the point guard spot at 6’3”. 

Jason Jakstys – 2024 – PF – Paradise

Jakstys has all the tools to be one of the top big men in the entire state of Illinois. As well to standing at 6’9”, he has good length and is an impactful big man on both ends of the floor. He is very mobile roaming the paint to block shots in bunches as well as running the floor hard. While he has made a name for himself over the past several months, it is only a matter of time until that turns into multiple scholarship offers for him. 

Jack Stanton – 2024 – PG – Breakaway Basketball 

Stanton had a superb season with Breakaway for himself and has started to attract the interest of division one coaches. Not only does he really know how to run the point can control an offense, but he is a skilled scorer as well. A very high IQ point guard with great feel who is always a threat with the ball in his hands to score or distribute it. He has all the tools to be one of the top 2024 point guards in Illinois this high school season at Downers Grove North.