Last week we began updated our player rankings for the state of Wisconsin and after looking at the 2016, 2017, and 2018 classes today we take a glance into the future as we wrap with our updated 2019 player rankings for the Badger state where names like Nau, Days, Brown, Long, etc. all have generated lots of burn.  Here’s an early look at the top ten in the class as we released our updated top 15 player rankings for the class of 2019 in Wisconsin this morning…

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NEW CLASS OF 2016 TOP 25 PLAYER RANKINGS IN WISCONSIN
NEW CLASS OF 2017 TOP 25 PLAYER RANKINGS IN WISCONSIN
NEW CLASS OF 2018 TOP 15 PLAYER RANKINGS IN WISCONSIN

(1)    MARCUS DOMASK – SF – WAUPUN HS
Sometimes there can be a sense of entitlement other times there can be kids who just get it across the board and take care of business both on and off the court with consistency, improvement, and dominance.  Case in point is this young wing who has quietly developed over the past few years and now hits the court with a strong 6-5 frame and an advanced skill package.  He competes on one of the top travel teams at his age group during the spring and summer and he’s delivering a tremendous freshman campaign averaging close to 17 points a game, 4 rebounds a game, and close to 5 assists a contest while shooting 58 percent from the floor.  He can score at any level with consistency and dominance and his overall floor impact combined with his toughness and skill set are the best in the class at this point.  While perhaps others may have a projected higher ceiling, Domask has a nice one as well.  The young man can play and he’s spearheaded a 17-0 Waupun squad as a freshman, which speaks volumes.  He’s a high major type talent as this stage of the process who’s earned and deserves to be recognized for his hard work and production.

(2)    NOBAL DAYS – F/C – RACINE PARK HS
Long regarded as a high major potential talent in the state, Days has a long wiry frame and he’s a high character young man off the court with excellent academics.  He is an advanced passing big man and he sees the floor exceptionally well for young interior talent.  Defensively he’s further along than offensively as he challenges shots, can grab rebounds, etc.  He runs the floor well for a young big and he’s shown an ability to finish in transition and score inside the paint.  He’s still raw and developing and he’s far from a finished product at this point.  He projects as the top prospect in the class if he can reach his potential and his skill set catches up with his size and frame.  A quality talent on the rise.

(3)    DEONTAY LONG – SF – MILWAUKEE WASHINGTON HS
At his best Long is arguably the best in the class with the most versatile skill set as he can make the game look easy and dominate from all three levels.  Rewind to last May and there was no question he was the best at that time.  That’s the rub with young talents as there can be a bit of a roller coaster at times and while Long struggled a bit during the first couple months of the high school season the talented forward has started to hit his stride a bit more recently.  He can dominate with the ball in his hands as a playmaker, he can rip the nets from long range, he has the ability to attack off the bounce and score, and he can go to the blocks and make it look easy.  Only Domask and Brown match Long’s skill set at this point and Long’s is even more versatile.  He has high major impact potential and with continued hard work, focus, and improvement Long should be a heck of a prospect when it’s all said and done.

(4)    MATTHEW BROWN – PG – KENOSHA ST. JOSEPHS
An advanced young playmaker with handles, skills, and explosion.  Brown can play and he has the ability to score at all three levels as he can stroke the trey ball, attack the rim off the dribble and score in traffic, and he can finish at the mid-range level.  He sees the floor well but he’s more of a scorer at this point than a playmaker.  That being said Brown can play and at his best he can look like the best in the class and match Domask, Days, and Long with both production and potential.  Time will tell with Brown but at this stage he’s easily the top lead guard in the class and he should challenge for the top spot with continued growth and development.

(5)    XZAVIER JONES – SF – GREENDALE MARTIN LUTHER HS
Along with Days perhaps Jones has the highest ceiling in the class when you consider the fact that he’s very raw at this stage.  Equipped with a 6-4 frame, Jones is a lean improving wing who should hit the 6’6-6’8” range by the time it’s all said and done.  He has improved athleticism, has an ability to finish in transition, and he has plus length with makes him a quality prospect both offensively and potentially defensively.  Still developing across the board, Jones is an upside type prospect who has shown flashes of dominance and high major impact potential in the future.

(6)    COLE NAU – PG – BROOKFIELD CENTRAL HS
As a lead guard I think Nau could land in the top 3-4 in the class when it’s all said and done.  He has a nice long frame for a young guard and he plays the lead guard during the spring and summer at a very high level for one of the top teams in the state.  In high school he slides between both guard spots but unless he can reach the 6-4 to 6-6 size his potential is higher as a floor general.  He handles the ball well, he has an excellent stroke and range that extends beyond the arc, and he sees the floor and can make the game easy for his teammates.  Would like to see him be more aggressive and assertive offensively and that should come moving forward.  As freshman go Nau is a legitimate mid to high major Division 1 prospect and he’s far from a finished product so his best basketball lies ahead.

(7)    JERAMIE KING – F – GREENDALE MARTIN LUTHER HS
An athletic forward who runs the floor well, has solid athleticism, and can finish at all three levels.  King can be a matchup problem in that he can do things with the ball in his hands and he’s an excellent finisher in transition while being able to post and score on the blocks.  Far from a finished product, King has taken big steps forward over the past 12 months and if he continues trending in that direction while adding a few inches to his frame, he could easily challenge for a top 3-4 spot before it’s all said and done.  He looks the part of a mid to high major caliber talent at this stage

(8)    LARRY CANADY – SG – RACINE PARK HS
A slashing skilled wing with a nice frame and high ceiling, Canady is already delivering quality efforts as a freshman for Racine Park and he’s far from a finished product.  He has nice instincts that he pairs with a long lean frame and solid skills to make for a very intriguing wing prospect.  He can score in transition, he has range, he can put the ball on the floor, and he’s still developing as a prospect.  Much like the rest ahead of him on this board, Canady looks the part of a Division 1 prospect on the rise.

(9)    ROBERT ANDERSON – PG – MILWAUKEE BAY VIEW HS
A tough athletic skilled guard with potential, Anderson can play and at his best he’s one of the toughest covers on the floor.  He can break down opposing defenders, he sees the floor, and he can be relentless at times while scoring points from all three levels.  He’s one of the most dominant freshman in the state at this stage and he has the ability to be much of the same in the coming years if he continues to develop and mature physically, skill wise, and with his decision making.

(10)    DEMONTA HUDSON – G – RACINE PARK HS
Really like everything about this young talent as he brings toughness, skill, instincts, and feel to the court in impressive fashion.  Certain players fill the box score and give you whatever you need in a given game to get the victory.  Hudson does just that game in and game out and he can dominate if needed offensively AND defensively, a rare combination.  He handles the ball well, he attacks the rim and finishes in traffic, and he is versatile and tough.  If you’re in a big game and pressure type situation, Hudson might be the one kid along with Domask that you want on the floor with you right now.  This young man can play and if he continues to grow and develop he should generate a lot of attention moving forward.