A handful of 2020 sleepers or late blooming prospects are still on the board across the Midwest and one such talent is guard Gerald Gittens of St. Johns NW Military Academy.  A 6-0 lead guard who is young for his age, Gittens is expected to be one of the main contributors for SJNWMA this season as they try and capture a state championship.

A native New Yorker, Gittens is a tough, athletic, skilled, instinctive guard who averaged close to 16 points a game and almost 7 assists a contest for SJNWMA last season.  Young for his age, the talented guard is one of those that you want next to you when it matters and that was evident this past spring and summer as he continued to develop on the hardwood.  After a slow April, Gittens rebounded in July and he was exceptional for the Wisconsin RAP 17U team displaying an ability to create, defend, and score from multiple levels. 

A late blooming prospect, Gittens is one of the many who was hurt by losing live period opportunities to play with the changed NCAA landscape this past spring and summer.  That being said he still has time and make no mistake pound for pound he can go with most of the top guards in the Midwest and low to mid D1 schools as well as high level D2 schools should be stopping by to take a look at him this fall and winter.  Buffalo, Lipscomb, Abilene Christian, UWM, Monmouth, IUPUI, Nebraska-Omaha, and UC-Santa Barbara have all expressed interest in some fashion.  

One of the better kept secrets in the Midwest, Gittens’s best basketball lies ahead.  Whether it’s at the D1 level or the high D2 level whatever program is able to land Gittens in the 2020 class will be getting a steal.  He is trending upward and he’s far from a finished product.  Look for him to have a huge senior year and expect his recruiting trail to grow in the process.