The high school season is in full swing with highly anticipated showcase type platforms taking center stage this month and with that follows a number of high caliber prospects looking to make their mark on regional and national stages.  Here’s a look at five prospects who could end up being very big stories this season and beyond…

Note – Listed in alphabetical order

Harlond Beverly – 2019 – SG – Southfield Christian (MI)
A long lean athletic skilled scoring wing with the ability to contribute across the board, Beverly is a two time NY2LA Sports Futures Camp MVP for the Class of 2019 and he’s just getting started.  Equipped with a plus length 6-5 frame and bounce, Beverly delivered a huge spring and summer in the NY2LA Basketball Association circuit and other grassroots travel tournaments.  In the process he’s collected offers from Michigan State, Ohio State, Baylor, Missouri, Xavier, Toledo, etc.  Beverly is a legitimate elite national talent who should continue to soar nationally over the next 12 months.  Look for him to have a big high school season.

Desi Carton – 2019 – PG – Bettendorft (IA)
A tough physical lead guard in the mold of current Villanova standout Jalen Brunson, Carton has range, athleticism, handles, etc. and he brings a quality effort to the court on both ends.  His impact on both ends of the floor is elite and he can take over the game offensively when needed.  He posted a stellar spring and summer campaign in the NY2LA Basketball Association and followed that up with a quality fall showing at the NY2LA Sports Futures Camp.  Still trending upward, Carton currently holds offers from Wisconsin, Minnesota, Creighton, Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska, etc.  Expect a big season from him and look for him to continue to see his recruiting trail fill up moving forward.

Darius Hannah – 2020 – SF – Milwaukee Academy of Science (WI)
The biggest sleeper on this board, Hannah is just starting to emerge on the scene and his physical attributes are readily apparent as he’s 6’7 plus with a 7 foot wing span and excellent explosion and bounce.  Those qualities alone let him pass the look test but the young man can finish in transition, has decent scoring ability off the bounce, can hit the jumper, etc.  He’s still raw and unpolished but he’s also still growing and his upside and potential give him elite regional and possible national potential long term.  He’s already dropped a solid 23 point performance this season and look for him to do much of the season throughout the year.  Could be the breakout story of the next 8-12 months in Wisconsin considering Foster and Baldwin are generally regarded as top 10 national prospects already.  

Mario McKinney – 2019 – SG – Vashon (MO)
A Generation Next Basketball Association alumni as a middle school talent, McKinney has continued to build on that quality start to become one of the best prospects in the Midwest for the class of 2019.  Ultra-quick with skill, instincts, athleticism, etc. McKinney delivered a stellar opening weekend campaign at the annual NY2LA Sports Swish ‘N Dish Spring Warm-Up in April and he continued to build on that will stellar EYBL contributions running with the Brad Beal Elite program.  Already holding offers from Missouri, Auburn, Kansas State, De Paul, Iowa, Xavier, Saint Louis, Tulsa, etc. look for McKinney to take another step forward this winter with a quality high school campaign.  He’s trending upward with each passing month.

Adam Miller – 2020 – PG – Morgan Park High School (IL)
A highly talented guard who can deliver as the floor general or on the wing as a scoring guard, Miller is a lethal left handed talent with a diverse skill set that’s just scratching the surface of his potential.  Paired with current Illinois commit Ayo Dosunmu the talented sophomore forms one of the premiere backcourts in the country regionally and nationally.  He handles it well, he can deliver timely passes, and he’s aggressive and smooth in scoring off the bounce from multiple levels.  Miller captured Co-MVP honors at the annual NY2LA Sports Futures Camp for the Class of 2020 prospects (i.e. 2020 PG Kaleim Taylor of Milwaukee Academy of Science shared those honors with him) and he currently holds offers from Kansas, Illinois, Memphis, Oklahoma State, Wake Forest, Bradley, etc.  Miller has a huge ceiling and he should have a big season for Morgan Park this winter.