Prep School Countdown: #27 Bonner Academy

No one's ever really heard of these guys, but their frontline reads as follows: 7-foot, 6-11 and 6-9. Inexperience and size are the themes at Bonner Academy.

We're unveiling the most extensive and only prep school poll of its kind and we'll take a look at an intriguing group of fairly unknown guys from Bonner Academy (Raleigh, N.C.) at No. 27

Greenfair Moses has taken over the prep program at Bonner this season and one thing he won't be lacking is plenty of size.

These guys will trot out a frontline of 6-9, 295-pound junior Naurice Mullins, 7-foot, 185-pound post-grad Jeral Davis and 6-11 ½ senior Ellis Autry, a Virginia native.

Davis, who attended Toledo Rogers (Ohio) High, will be playing his first season of basketball because of family problems. Ditto for Mullins, who attended Ballou High (D.C.) for the past two seasons and didn't see a minute of high school hoops. Autry, like the others, hasn't really gotten much interest from D-1 schools.

``We've got size and speed," Moses said. "We're going to be real fast because Mullins can run with the guards. He's going to be a real shock."

Moses' son, 5-11 Marcus Moses, hails from Upper Marlboro, Md., and will likely start at point guard. Former North Charleston (S.C.) 6-4, 180-pound wing Brandon Smalls is a post-grad who can really shoot it and is getting looks from the Citadel, Gardner-Webb, South Carolina State, Charleston Southern and Campbell. Wing Kenyour Williams, a 6-3, 160-pound senior from New Jersey who averaged about 17 points per game at Shabazz High in Newark in his lone season of high school basketball last season, will start in the three-guard offense with one of the big guys coming off the bench. Williams has gotten interest from East Tennessee State and Maine.

Swingman Brian Scroggins, a 6-7 post-grad from Baltimore, should give the team a spark off the bench.

Bonner also recently added 6-foot, 155-pound sophomore point guard Markell Alston, who hails from Queens, N.Y. – but was at Central Park Christian (Ala.) for the early part of this season.

``I haven't seen them in the battles just yet," added Moses. "We've got a high-powered offense, but I'm definitely worried about my big guys getting into foul trouble."


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