Throughout the past several months, Jonah Funk has emerged as a can’t miss prospect in Illinois’ 2025 class. At 6’9” with his versatile skill set, there is much to like about the forward’s game and potential. 

This past season at El-Paso Gridley High School, Funk had a highly impactful season on both ends of the floor. The sophomore averaged 14 points and 10 rebounds, per game. Even as just a sophomore, he set the schools record for blocks in a season while averaging 5.2 over the season. As well, Funk also set the schools field goal percentage record in a season. He was named second team all-conference in the Heart of Illinois Conference. 

“Someone who plays above the rim on both sides of the court, plays with a lot of energy. I would also say I am a versatile player and have guard like abilities even for my size,” Funk said describing his own game. Funk is a very mobile player standing at 6’9” and has good length as well. His perimeter game has taken great strides with his ability to handle the basketball and attack the basket.  

Playing with MidPro Academy this spring, Funk has a few aspects of his game he wants to display to college coaches. “I am ready to show off my all-around ability not just as a big man in the post, but as an athletic all-around player on both ends of the floor.” With his blend of size, versatility, and mobility, there are few players in the regions 2025 class than can match his tools. Funk is one of the highest upside players in Illinois’ 2025 class.