Big Risers (From The War On The Shore and Bull City events)
Alexander Johnson, PF, Bridgton: Out of sight, out of mind but not for long. The former Georgia signee had himself a terrific War On The Shore. We're as guilty of this as anyone as prior to the event, nobody was talking about him. Now, he's clearly one of the hottest power forward prospects on the planet. Big, strong and powerful, Johnson is a commodity. Since Georgia signed five prospects in the fall, looks like there's going to be a mad dash to get involved.
Mike Cook, SF, New Hampton: The native of Philadelphia was a man for New Hampton. He put up some big numbers with college coaches in the stands in Milford. He proved himself to those with the power to offer scholarships that he can score at a high level. His recruitment will probably take shape somewhere around the A-10 level and go from there.
Arnaud Dahi, SF, Life Center: This guy has been on a scoring binge for consecutive weekends. We applaud his effort, energy and results. The guy set the tone for Life Center at the Bull City Classic. When Life Center was getting picked apart at the War On The Shore, he continued to be aggressive. Schools should take note of this Ivory Coast native.
Everyone talked about Femi Ibikunle but few had actually seen him prior to the War On The Shore. Although Ibikunle did little in terms of production, the mere fact that he showed up in Delaware will be enough to get him a high-major scholarship. Recruiters were able to confirm his size and type of game. Schools looking for a big man will accept him as a rebounder and active forward and recruit him as such.
We think some mid-majors schools are going to start sniffing around Philadelphia Lutheran to ask a few questions about Charles Bronson, a big center prospect. Speaking of mid-majors, Brewster's Blake Schilb isn't a high-prolife guy but he's a great glue-type player. He's always hustling, can shoot with range and rebounds. He can help at the small forward slot and he has a feel for the game.