Top 5 available senior SF's

As the high school season wears on, the amount of quality available senior recruits continues to dwindle. This week we are taking a look at the top five uncommitted players at each position. Monday and Tuesday the point guard and shooting guard positions were featured, today we are looking at the small forward spot, which is led by Jaylen Brown and Brandon Ingram.

No. 1 Jaylen Brown

Brown moved his way to the No. 1 spot in Scout’s 2015 top 100 after a strong July. Brown has very good size for his wing position at 6-foot-7 and is equipped with elite physical tools. He jump shot is developing and getting better, which is huge in terms of his long term development. On the recruiting front, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, North Carolina and UCLA are pursuing Brown. He’s taken visits to all the schools on his list except Michigan, but that will happen in two weeks.

No. 2 Brandon Ingram

A long, lanky forward, Ingram’s name has been a popular one throughout his high school career. But Ingram, who checks in at 6-foot-8, has made significant improvements to his game over the past year. He’s become more aggressive on the offensive end and in his offensive abilities in general. His shot has gained consistency and he’s more confident attacking the basket. Ingram’s recruitment is a battle between local and national powers. Duke, Kansas, Kentucky, North Carolina State, North Carolina and UCLA are in pursuit. He’s visited all the schools involved, including Duke, N.C. State and UNC during the season. He told Scout in mid-January that he planned to visit the other schools after his senior season.

No. 3 Malik Ellison

Malik Ellison, who is the son of Pervis Ellison, is one of the more intriguing prospects still available in the 2015 class. At the recent Hoop Hall Classic, Ellison was particularly impressive. He’s a streaky long-range threat, but a good athlete that can score the ball. On top of that, he’s grown three or four inches over the past two years and could be classified as a late bloomer. Minnesota, Temple, Rutgers and Seton Hall are among the schools actively pursuing Ellison.

No. 4 Kipper Nichols

Nichols checks in at No. 4 on this list. The Ohio native possesses good size for the perimeter, is fine athletically and plays a tough brand of basketball. He’ll go to the glass and doesn’t mind physical play. Nichols does a nice job slashing to the basket, but with time and space is capable of making jump shots here and there. He took an official visit to Tulane in the fall. He’s also added interest from Butler, Clemson, Notre Dame and West Virginia this season.

No. 5 Elijah Cain

At the start of his senior season at St. Benedict’s, Elijah Cain backed off his pledge to Delaware. While the Blue Hens are still recruiting him, he also has interest from DePaul, Iona, Wagner, Seton Hall and Rutgers. Cain has good size for the perimeter at 6-foot-6, has a long set of arms and is a quality athlete. He has potential as a defender as well. Cain is a nice looking option late in the game.

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