Yesterday, we here at NY2LA Sports broke down some of the best stock boosting candidates to take the floor at Hopkins High School and the surroundings area high schools throughout the Twin Cities. Now it is time to reveal some quality sleeper candidates who are more than worthy of seeing a college recruitment during the course of their remaining high school eligibility. 

2016 CLASS
JOSEPH SIEGER – 6’2 – SG – ILLINOIS CELTICS – NEUQUA VALLEY (IL)

Sieger is a major sleeper in the Midwest as he has yet to pull in an offer just yet, though he is capable of playing either guard spot on the floor and can score it at all three levels on the floor. While he has a lower ceiling of sorts, the Celtics guard plays with deep intellect and a fine feel for things as he can create for himself and others without turning the ball over. Throw in his 4.3 GPA, and Sieger has the makings of a fine higher academic look this year. 

JALAN OUSLEY-BROWN – 6’4 – SF – GRASSROOTS SIZZLE – CRETIN-DERHAM (MN)
Just throw it up to him. Ousley-Brown is good for changing the momentum of any given game as the 6’4 wing is a phenomenal leaper around the basket and is a nuisance on the offensive glass. He can also step out and hit the deep range jumper off the catch and can score on straight line drive attempts off the perimeter. With a body to develop and a fine motor on him, the Cretin-Derham product is due to receive an offer or two over the coming months.

NOAH MCCARTY – 6’7 – PF – QUAD CITY – NEWMAN CENTRAL CATHOLIC (IL)
McCarty has the size and ball skills to see a solid recruitment within the D1 platform. He is constantly involved wherever the basketball is and can score it in various ways. A fine high-post guy within the half-court, McCarty has the awareness to find the open teammate on kick outs and has quality feet that enable for him to get up and down the floor without much of an issue. 

GATDOAR KUETH – 6’5 – SF – ALL IOWA ATTACK – ROOSEVELT (IA)
There is little known about Kueth at this time, but if he can continue to show off the upside that he provided in Minnesota, then expect for the Roosevelt High product to come into the light where his stock should hit the next level this summer. The long and active 3-man plays bigger than his size on the defensive end around the basket and is a pest on the offensive glass. Capable of guarding different spots on the floor, Kueth is an intriguing sleeper out of Iowa with the talent to build upon. 

DONOVAN FERGUSON – 6’8 – C – ET21 BUCKEYES – DOWNERS GROVE SOUTH (IL)
Ferguson’s time on the floor can be a bit sporadic and though he does have to get stronger in order to handle physicality better, there is definitely some value here with the ET21 big man. Ferguson gets up and down the floor without a problem and can score on face-ups from 12-feet out. He also has nimble feet in the lane and is focused on both ends and with more consistency with his production, could enter himself into a nice college recruitment of his own. 

2017 CLASS
CHIDOZIE NDU – 6’10 – C – MOKAN ELITE – SUNRISE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (KS)

While he just picked up the game two years ago and doesn’t have a whole lot going on in his recruitment, Ndu brings a bevy of upside and long term wealth to the floor for his MoKan squad. With superior length sporting a 7’5 wingspan, the Sunrise center runs the floor with an added purpose and is constantly involved on the weakside glass. While the Nigerian import definitely needs to work on his skillset within the half-court, the size, motor, and activity levels are clearly in order with the MoKan sophomore. 

OWEN HAMILTON – 6’10 – C – WISCONSIN PLAYMAKERS – PRESCOTT (WI)
Where there is size, there is always college interest and though the Prescott center has to touch on his body and frame in the coming years, the upside that Owen Hamilton presents is promising. He doesn’t back down from contact in the lane and is an underrated passer of the ball, even when he is crowded within the interior. He can score over his left shoulder on the block and does a nice job of chinning boards within his area. With a few programs showing some interest, Hamilton is a good July away from earning a few scholarship offers. 

VIRSHON COTTON – 5’11 – PG – WISCONSIN UNITED – KING (WI)
Tough, gritty, and passionate easily describe Cotton, who is the heart and soul of his Wisconsin United 16-under bunch. While he might not look the part just yet, Cotton makes up for his lacking frame with just how hard and intense he plays. He can score the ball in traffic with fine body control off his feet, and also create for others on controlled drive and kicks off the perimeter. A hound on the defensive end, Cotton could see his limited interest from schools such as IUPUI and Valparaiso, turn into solid offers upon continued progressions. 

DOUG WILSON – 6’6 – SF – KINGDOM HOOPS – HOOVER (IA)
Wilson had a solid weekend in Minnesota as the swingman presents a long, intriguing body with fine amounts of athleticism that he uses to score at the rack. He can create for himself off the wings on the floor and is great in the open floor. Due to his multi-positional prowess in guarding different spots on the floor and upside by way of his physical capabilities, there aren’t many more sleeping swingmen throughout Iowa more promising than Doug Wilson. 

RAMAR EVANS – 6’2 – G - CHICAGO LOCKDOWN - LOYOLA ACADEMY (IL)
While Evans might be stuck in between backcourt spots at this time, the Loyola Academy guard doesn’t give up an inch to his opponent. Tough and strong with the ball at all times, the Lockdown sophomore plays downhill with the rock and has the strength to score through the bigger defenders in the lane. He is no slouch on the other side of the ball either as he takes pride in guarding and speeding up his opponent away from the basket. 

2018 CLASS
TORRENCE WATSON – 6’4 – SG – TEAM RAMEY – FLORISSANT (MO)

Watson plays the third wheel for his Ramey bunch but make no mistakes about it, the Florissant guard has all of the talent and upside in the world to be a heavily recruited prospect in 2018, which was magnified even greater after he picked up his first scholarship offer from Kansas State on Wednesday afternoon. The 6’4 freshman can score it at all three levels and buys into being his team’s defensive stopper on the other end, making him a qualified two-way ballplayer whose stock is worth buying into. 

GAVEN PINKLEY – 6’7 – F – TEAM RAMEY – HILLSBORO (MO)
Pinkley is the glue to his Team Ramey 15-under bunch as he can play multiple spots in the frontcourt and score it in various ways. With a longer body that enables for him to deflect many passes and rebounds, while he remains engaged for the 50-50 ball in the lane, if the Hillsboro High product can grow more into his body and add to his skillset as a true 3-man, watch out! Pinkley can convert off the catch from 3 and has instincts that are impossible to teach, making him a nice sleeper option from Missouri within the rising sophomore class. 

JAMES BUTLER – 6’2 – SG – CARON BUTLER ELITE – PRAIRIE SCHOOL (WI)
The son of Caron Butler, James has his own ball skills and talent that should make him a college recruit one day soon. While he is a ways away from fully developing and filling out physically, Butler competes on both sides of the ball and has a presence to him in the backcourt. He can score the ball in bunches, is a fine athlete around the basket, and displays all of the potential in the world to be a productive college ballplayer whenever the time permits itself. 

KEONTAE WHITE – 6’0 – PG – WISCONSIN UNITED – MILWAUKEE JUNEAU (WI)
White is a tough and aggressive lead guard who sets the tone immediately in the backcourt with his aggressive style of ball play and productive abilities in the open floor. He is a deceptively athletic lead guard who consistently threw away shots attempts around the basket by way of chase down blocks outside of his area and has the focus and energy to guard the ball for the entire length of the floor. In furthering his outside jumper, White should become less of a sleeper and more of a talked about name throughout most Midwest college programs over the next few years. 

ISRAEL BARNES – 6’3 – G – MOKAN ELITE – SUNRISE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (KS)
Growing over three inches over the past calendar year, Barnes breathes fire in the backcourt and is a guy that can be leaned upon as a defensive stopper in guarding the opposing team’s best offensive weapon. He has great feet and length as he can guard different spots in the backcourt and remains sound and disciplined throughout. Offensively, Barnes has gotten great at getting to the tin off of limited dribbles along the baseline and can hit on the catch and shoot attempt, every now and again. With a ton of upside and potential at his fingertips, Barnes is due to become a highly coveted recruit playing his high school days out at Sunrise Christian Academy in Kansas.