With a solid group of upperclassmen hitting the hardwood in Wisconsin the underclassmen will be also looking to make their mark this upcoming season.  Without ranking them by number, here’s an updated look at the top ten Class of 2022 prospects in Wisconsin after this past spring and summer travel season…

Note – Not listed in any particular order and not ranked

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AMARI JEDKINS – 6-7 – F – RACINE CASE
A long athletic plus length multi-sport athlete, Jedkins is just starting to put it together on the basketball court.  He can elevate in transition, he has the ability to clean the class, he has excellent defensive potential, and he’s agile for a young forward.  He can finish around the basket, he’s shown an ability to knock down the perimeter stroke, etc.  At this stage given his upside and potential he’s one of the best in the state and now it’s time to take the next step on the skill side to start to put it all together.

SETH TRIMBLE – 6-1 – PG – MN FALLS
Primed to make one of the bigger leaps this upcoming season, Trimble is starting to see his vertical athleticism take flight and he’s already equipped with excellent quick feet and an ability to handle the ball to create or score in bunches.  He has solid instincts and advanced feel and he has an innate ability to score through contact and find ways to get to the free throw line.  His range and perimeter stroke is smooth and legit and he’s another of the strong young prospects on the rise in Wisconsin.

JEFFREY BRAZZIEL – 6-4 – SF – MIL MADISON
A slashing scoring wing who can finish at each level but excels more with an old school mid-range game.  His ability to score off the bounce, finish through contact, and creatively score at the mid-range level is advanced.  A solid athlete with versatility, Brazziel will be expected to be an immediate impact player after his transfer to Milwaukee Madison.

ANDREW ROHDE – 6-2 – SG – BROOKFIELD CENTRAL
A versatile instinctive and skilled guard who can play the 1, 2, or even the 3 on occasion, Rohde hit some big shots down the stretch in Central’s state championship run last season and this past spring and summer he continues to show flashes of that potential. Still growing, the lanky plus length guard projects out as a legitimate Division 1 prospect as do a few others and he’s equipped with an excellent perimeter stroke that extends well beyond the arc.  Add solid vision, decent handles, nice defensive potential, and the ability to score off the bounce on occasion and it’s easy to see why Rohde is a big part of the future of Brookfield Central basketball.

LEON BOND III – 6-5 – SF – WAUWATOSA EAST
A solid athletic forward with an ability to score at multiple levels, Bond didn’t compete on the upper levels of competition this past spring and summer but he nevertheless showed solid flashes of his potential at times with his July performances making the most noise.  Equipped with nice size, good length, above average athleticism, and a solid feel and developing skill package, Bond is one to watch closely over the next couple of years as he has some nice potential.

JORDAN JAHNKE – 6-8 – F/C – HORTONVILLE 
A talented athletic big who chose to not play this past spring and summer, Jahnke will have to make the decision on whether he wants to play and focus on basketball moving forward.  In terms of size, athleticism, and potential he has some of the most in the class but his freshman season at Hortonville was slowed a bit and this upcoming season will be big for him to re-establish himself at the top of the class.  It’s up to Jordan what he wants to do on the hardwood because the he checks all the boxes physical tool wise.

DANILO JOVANOVICH – 6-5 – SF – WHITNALL 
A solid up and coming young talent with excellent range and an advanced feel for the game.  He had a solid freshman season for Whitnall and he followed that up with a nice spring and summer.  He can score at multiple levels, he has the ability to rip the nets from beyond the arc, and he really looks the part of a Division 1 prospect who’s just starting to take his spot among the better players in the class.  A quality young man off the court, Jovanovich is primed for a big sophomore year at Whitnall.

JACKSON PAVELETZKE – 6-0 – PG – KIMBERLY 
A nuts and bolts blue collar talent with instincts, feel, handles, and a quality perimeter stroke, Paveletzke is a glue type guard who can play either position on the perimeter effectively.  He brings leadership, intangibles, and skill to the court and his ability to make an impact on both ends is equally impressive.  One thing about him is he’s one of the hardest working young men in the state regardless of class and he has a nice ceiling to continue to grow into given his work ethic, skill, and ability to contribute with and without the basketball. When it comes to evaluating prospects it’s not just about current production it’s also about projecting to the position they will play at the collegiate level and Jackson fits perfectly and his best basketball lies ahead.  

MAXIMUS NELSON – 6-7 – PF – APPLETON NORTH
Equipped with nice size and length, Nelson had a nice freshman year for North before struggling in the spring with making shots and on the defensive end of the court.  He bounced back in the summer with some quality performances at a bit slower pace and he was able to get his rhythm back so to speak.  At this stage he looks the part of a face up 4 type and he has a quality perimeter stroke with range that extends beyond the arc.  For him to take the next step as a prospect he’ll need to improve his ability to put the ball on the floor along with his speed, lateral quickness, and explosion.  He has some nice instincts and a decent feel for the game so with hard work both physically and skill wise he will be another solid prospect in the state for the class.  

STEVEN CLAY – 6-3 – G/F – MN FALLS 
A slashing athletic wing with some nice upside and potential, Clay needs to really focus on his skill package to take the next step moving forward.  He has decent athleticism, excels in transition, and he has the ability to clean the glass with effectiveness.  Really like his defensive potential as well.  Skill wise he’s shown an ability to knock down the jumper at multiple levels and as his ball handling and perimeter stroke develop and improve so while his stock as a prospect.  Another one who should have a strong sophomore campaign with hard work.

Side Note – This class is very fluid at this stage, arguably more fluid than any other class in the state of Wisconsin.  There are five other prospects off the top of my head that come to mind right now who could easily be inside this top 10 on any given day and expect this board to continue to adjust rather quickly based off performances, development, and growth over the next 8-12 months.