The school year has started for some and is going to start quickly for others and with the summer winding to a close we continue to take a glimpse inside the state of Wisconsin to some of the top players on the board in the various classes.  Yesterday we looked at ten top uncommitted 2020 prospects and today we take a look at the top ten 2021 prospects that will be attending school in Wisconsin this upcoming fall.

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TEN TOP UNCOMMITTED 2020 PROSPECTS IN WISCONSIN

TOP TEN 2021 PROSPECTS IN WISCONSIN
Note – This list is not in any particular order or ranked

PATRICK BALDWIN JR. – 6-10 – G/F – SUSSEX HAMILTON
Equipped with size, length, instincts, skill, etc. Baldwin is a blue chip prospect who’s regarded by many as the top rising junior in the country.  He can score at every level, he has the ability to dominate on the class, and he’s versatile and dominant in the same sense.  He handles the basketball well, he has the best pure stroke in the country regardless of class, and he has an ability to dominate playing with his back to the basket in the post.  Add to the mix solid vision, an ability to see the floor, and a high IQ and its easy to see why he can go to any school he chooses in the country.  Patrick is really just starting to scratch the surface of his potential as a prospect which is scary considering how impressive he's already been to date.  

KOBE JOHNSON – 6-5 – G – NICOLET
A smooth perimeter talent who can control the tempo and pace as a lead guard and slide to the wing to knock down shots and score when needed.  Was the starting PG on last year’s Division 2 state championship team and since then he’s grown a bit more and his athleticism has started to improve as well.  He sees the floor extremely well and his ability to finish and create is smooth and at time effortless.  Already holding a handful of Division 1 offers, Kobe’s best basketball is in front of him and much like a few on this board, he stands to see his recruiting stock elevate significantly over the next 12-15 months.  

TYRESE HUNTER – 6-2 – PG – RACINE ST. CATHERINES
An explosively athletic lead guard with an alpha mentality, Hunter handles the ball well, he can break you down off the dribble, and he has the ability to finish at multiple levels.  His perimeter stroke continued to develop during the spring and summer and he showed an ability to create in both transition and half court sets.  Defensively he’s a menace and he has the potential to be a lock down guard on that end.  Tyrese checks a lot of boxes and he's far from a finished product.  Already holding a handful of Division 1 offers, Hunter is primed for a big senior year and he stands to see his recruiting trail fill up substantially over the next 12-15 months.

BEN NAU – 6-2 – G – BROOKFIELD CENTRAL
A tough blue collar guard who’s excellent defensively and has a quality perimeter stroke.  Equipped with decent size as well as skill, instincts, and feel, Ben was a critical part of the Brookfield Central state title run this past season and followed that up playing up at the 17U level with the Phenom University EYBL team where he delivered some high quality efforts both offensively and defensively.  Still improving as a pure PG, Nau heads into the fall holding a handful of Division 1 offers and taking the ball so to speak from his older brother Cole as the floor leader for Brookfield Central.  

DAVID JOPLIN – 6-6 – F – BROOKFIELD CENTRAL
A skilled forward with athleticism who can play either forward spot, Joplin can finish around the basket, he has shown an ability to score in transition, and he can face up and knock down the jump shot.  He has solid instincts and feel on both ends and he has solid athleticism which gives him some versatility to do things with him creatively on the offensive end of the court.  Already holding Division 1 offers, Brookfield Central will need a big year from Joplin if they are to repeat as state champions again this upcoming season. Given his size and athleticism, as his ability to make an impact on the perimeter grows so will his recruiting stock. One to watch closely the next 12-15 months.    

LOGAN LANDERS – 6-8 – F – BROOKFIELD ACADEMY
A tough physical interior prospect with size, athleticism, instincts, and feel, Landers doubles as a baseball standout.  On the hardwood he’s a legitimate Division 1 prospect as he can finish with authority around the basket, he has the ability to step out and knock down the mid-range jumper, he cleans the glass, and he has no issue mixing it up and bringing all the tough intangibles to the court.  Equipped with the physical tools to impress, Landers is another legitimate Division 1 prospect on this board who could really see his recruiting stock elevate over the next 12-15 months with hard work and development.  

CADE MEYER – 6-7 – F – MONROE
A tough physical athletic forward with an ability to finish at multiple levels while also collecting rebounds and filling the box score, Meyer was solid for Monroe this past season and he had a nice spring and summer travel season.  Really like certain things he brings to the table and he's one of those intangible types that will do whatever he can to help the team win.  He's quietly positioned himself as one of the better 2021 prospects in the state.  He holds a few Division 1 offers already and his best basketball is in front of him.

JAMES GRAHAM III – 6-8 – F – NICOLET
Young for his age, Graham has shown an ability to knock down the perimeter jumper, finish at the mid-range level, and score around the basket.  He has nice size, plus length, and the clay to mold into a quality prospect.  As a player needs to continue to improve his strength, quickness, and explosion to take the next step prospect wise.  He played a key role down the stretch in the state title run for Nicolet and he’s another that’s on the radar of a number of Division 1 programs heading into his junior season.

CAMERON PALESSE – 6-3 – G/F – WAUKESHA WEST
A tough instinctive wing whose best side of the court is on the defensive end, Palesse holds a handful of Division 1 offers going into his junior season after a solid high school season and the same during the spring and summer.  He can score in transition, he has the ability to put the ball on the floor and score off the bounce, and he has a solid mid-range game.  He can hit the perimeter jumper but needs to continue to work on his release and mechanics to take the next step in that regard as a prospect.  Right now he projects out more as a small forward given his skill set so as his perimeter skill set develops so will his recruiting stock.  Brings a lot of intangibles to the court and really like his ability to match up with 1’s, 2’s, and 3’s defensively.

BRANDIN PODZIEMSKI - 6-4 - SG - ST. JOHNS NWMA 
A talented 6-4 plus length guard with toughness and skill, Brandin was exceptional at times during the spring and summer and his performances helped his team to a stellar spring and summer.  One of the late blooming prospects in the state for this class, Brandin is a legitimate Division 1 prospect who continues to get better each time out.  He can finish at each level, he has an excellent stroke from beyond the arc, and he brings lots of intangibles to the hardwood on both ends.  Look for his recruiting to elevate substantially over the next 12-15 months.