ScoopmanTV’s 2023 Basketball Watch list

The 2023 class has started to rapidly pick up offers and more coaches are starting to pay attention to the class. While there are already plenty of talented players out there in the class, this list will focus on some of the under the radar guys, while also plugging in some of our favorite prospects from the class that we deem college worth talent.

Markus Robinson (Photo credits to Max Preps)

Markus Robinson – Finney (Penfield, New York)
The 6-foot-2 guard should be on every Division I coaches radar and for obvious reason. He averaged 45 point per game as a freshman. His season low scoring total was 21 points with a season high of 65. He scored more than 40 points 15 times, more than 50 points eight times & had a 65 point game as well.
Best state line: 65 points, 18 rebounds and seven steals (against Rochester Prep Jan 7th, 2020)

Martin Gumwel – Calvin Christian (Escondido, CA)
The 6-foot-10 forward averaged around 17 points, 17 rebounds and three blocks per game. He had 19 double-doubles, and finished with more than 15 rebounds in 18 games, including his season high of 27 rebounds.
Best stat line: 27 points, 27 rebounds and 5 blocks (against Mar Vista Feb. 25th, 2020)

De’Marion Anderson – Youngker – (Buckeye, AZ)
The 5-foot-10 point guard finished the season averaging around 21 points, nine assist, five rebounds and three steals per game. He had 10 double-doubles and had multiple steals in all but one game last season.
Best stat line: 30 points, 10 assist and five steals (against Goldwater Dec 27th, 2019)

Vinnie Cugini (Photo credits to Pittsburgh Post Gazette)

Vinnie Cugini – Aquinas Academy (Gibsonia, PA)
The 6-foot guard averaged 35 points per game as a freshman and landed on the WPIAL Class 1A team, the only first year player to do it. His season scoring low was 20 points, while his season high scoring was 48 points. He scored 30 or more points in a game 16 times.
Best stat line: 48 points, six rebounds and three steals (against Imani Christian Academy Jan 14, 2020).

Khristian Johnson – O’Connell (Galveston, TX)
The 6-foot-1 guard finished the season averaging around 15 points, eight rebounds, five assist and five steals per game. He finished the season with 16 double-doublesa and two triple-doubles.
Best stat line: 25 points, 13 rebounds, 11 assist and seven steals (against Our Lady of the Hills Dec 27th, 2019)

Kota Benson (Photo credits to Rivals)

Kota Benson – Baboquivari (Sells, AZ)
The 6-foot guard finished the season averaging around 21 points, seven assist, five rebounds and four steals. He had a season-high 36 points in a game where he shot 63-percent from the field and also 56-percent from three.
Best stat line: 16 points, 17 assist and 10 steals (against Academy of Tuscon Dec 5th, 2019).

Asher Zubich – Mountain Iron-Buhl (Mountain Iron, MN)
The 5-foot-10 guard averaged around 31 points, six rebounds, five assist and two steals as a freshman. He scored over 30 points in 19 games, and also had a 61-point game where he finished shooting around 60-percent.
Best stat line: 61 points, five rebounds and four steals (against Mesabi East Jan 30th, 2020)

James Riley Clark – Columbus Christian Academy (Whiteville, NC)
The 6-foot-8 forward averaged around 15 points, 13 rebounds, three blocks and a steal per game. He finished the season with 12 double-doubles, and finished the season with a block in every game except for two.
Best stat line: 22 points, 20 rebounds (11 offensive) and five blocks (against St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Dec 16, 2019)

Hayden Peek – Marshall Christian Academy (Albertville, AL)
The 6-foot-1 guard finished last season averaging around 16 points, six assist and four rebounds per game. He knocked down three or more three point shots in 14 games last season and shot better than 40 percent from distance in all but six games.
Best stat line: 14 points, 11 assist and 10 rebounds (against Brooklane Baptist Feb 3rd, 2020)

Hayden Llewellyn

Hayden Llewellyn – Jellico (Jellico, TN)
The 6-foot-2 guard averaged around 27 points, three rebounds, three assist and two steals per game. He scored 55 points in a single game, where he finished shooting 63-percent from the field, and had 19 games where he finished with 2 or more steals.
Best stat line: 55 points, five rebounds and three steals

MJ Thomas – Calvert (Calvert, TX)
The 6-foot-5 freshman finished the season averaging around 17 points, 12 rebounds, four assist, three blocks and two steals. He finished every game but three scoring in double figures last season, had 20 double-doubles and had 16 games of three blocks or more.
Best stat line: 30 points, 15 rebounds, four assist, three blocks and two steals.

Jaxson Brandl – Greeley County (Tribune, KS)
The 6-foot guard averaged around 21 points, 10 rebounds, two steals and a block per game. He had ten double-doubles and 14 games scoring over 20 points.
Best stat line: 36 points, 19 rebounds and two steals (against Wallace County Jan 14, 2020)

Mikalo Malone – Rochester School for the Deaf (Rochester, NY)
The 6-foot-10 forward finished the season averaging around 12 points, 11 rebounds and four steals per game. He finished the season with at least one steal in every game, including a season-high 12 steals against Pennsylvania School for the Deaf.
Best stat line: 20 points, 16 rebounds and five steals (against St. Mary’s School for the deaf Feb 9th, 2020)

Osmar Garcia (Photo credits to Miami Herald)

Osmar Garcia – Riviera Prep (Miami, FL)
The 6-foot-7 forward finished his freshman year averaging around 17 points, 14 rebounds, four assist and two blocks per game. He finished the season with 20 double-doubles and 19 games with multiple blocks.
Best stat line: 25 points, 17 rebounds, 10 assist, five blocks and three steals (against LaSalle Dec. 6th, 2019)

Already Establish but Worth Noting

Mikey Williams – San Ysidro (San Diego, CA)
Offers: San Diego State, San Diego, Arizona State, New Mexico, USC, Arkansas,Texas Tech, UCLA, Tennessee, Memphis, Kansas, Pittsburgh, Tennessee State, Norfolk State, Texas Southern, Howard, Grambling State, North Carolina Central,Alabama State, Southern, Florida A&M, Delware State, Morehouse, Arkansas-Pine Bluff and Jackson State.

Jurian Dixon – San Ysidro (San Diego, CA)
Offers: San Diego and Loyola Marymount

Baye Fall – Lutheran (Parker, CO)
Offers: Minnesota, Kansas, Georgetown and Georgia

Jazz Gardner – Los Altos (Hacienda Heights, CA)
Offers: USC, Pepperdine, Washington State, LSU, UC Santa Barbara

Maki Johnson – Huntington Prep (WV)
Offers: Akron, Ole Miss, Virginia Tech, Maryland and Auburn

Gus Yalden – Asheville School (Asheville, NC)
Offers: Utah, Cal State Northridge and Rutgers

Chris Lockett – Isidore Newman (LA)
Offers: Vanderbilt, Houston, Baylor, LSU, Oklahoma State, Grambling State, Georgetown, and Wichita State

Jacolb Cole – Bellaire (TX)
Offers: LSU, Ole Miss and TCU

Walt Andrews – Springfield Commonwealth (MA)
Offers: Bryant

Tyler Ringgold – Southern Lab (LA)
Offers: Texas A&M, Grambling State, Houston and Ole Miss

Aaron Bradshaw – Roselle Catholic (NJ)
Offers: TCU and Nebraska

Terrell Pitts – Bishop McDevitt (PA)
Offers: Nebraska and St. Peter’s

Jahmere Tripp – Brooklyn Collegiate (NY)
Offers: Stony Brook, LSU, St. Peter’s, Nebraska and UMass

Jackson Shelstad – West Linn (OR)
Offers: Eastern Washington, Portland State, Montana State, Montana, Cal Poly and Bryant

Brooklyn Hicks – Timberline (WA)
Offers: Eastern Washington

Taylor Bol Bowen – St. George’s School (Jericho, VT)
Offers: George Mason, Vermont, Iowa and Bryant

Layden Blocker – Little Rock Christian Academy (AR)
Offers: TCU, Southern Miss, Oral Roberts, Tulane and Central Arkansas

Rodney Gallagher – Laurel Highlands (PA)
Offers: Illinois, Rhode Island, Pittsburgh and Hampton

John St. Germain – St. Anne’s-Belfield School (Charlottesville, VA)
Offers: Stetson, Southern Utah and San Jose State

Aries Hull – Winston Salem Christian School (Chicago, IL)
Offers: Detroit

Eduardo Placer – The Master’s Academy (FL)
Offers: North Florida

Reid Ducharme – Noble & Greenough School (Boston, MA)
Offers: NJIT and DePaul

Jared McCain – Centennial (Corona, CA)
Offers: Eastern Washington