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Wisconsin's Class 2023 Top 10
by Jason Pratt, Future150 (12:55 PM CT, Thu July 16, 2020)
Wisconsin's 2023 Top 3 Prospects.
Wisconsin's 2023 Top 3 Prospects.
Jason Pratt
Jason Pratt:

Future150 Senior Recruiting Analyst. Covering high school basketball nationally.

Milwaukee, WI (Future150) -- The 2023 class was supposed to debut their talents this spring on the AAU circuit after getting their feet wet during the high school basketball season, which ended abruptly.  We were able to see the development from the beginning of the season until the end as these prospects set out to make a name for themselves. Since we weren’t able to get a look at them during the spring, we had to dig a little deeper into their performances during the school year.

We tabbed Wisconsin Lutheran PG Prentice Young at our number 1 slot.  The athletic, high motor guard can be electric in open court with using his vision or finishing above the rim.  The lanky 6’4 prospect is deady with the pull up jump shot and is a triple double threat pretty much every time on the floor. Young averaged 11ppg and 4.6 apg for a 16-8 Vikings that boasted only 2 seniors. Although he can put up big numbers, The All Conference guard’s upside is extremely high as he makes his teammates around him better, leading them to a share of the Woodland West conference championship.

Milan Momcilovic is a serious problem.  At 6’7" the wing forward has grace and really good footwork.  He can score from the post and on the perimeter.  He was injured for the first quarter of the season but came back like he never left, putting up 14.8 ppg for Pewaukee. He has really good hands and his ball handling is better than most prospects his size.  The No. 2 prospect was also an All Conference performer as his team won a share of the Woodland West title.  Look forward to him shouldering a bigger load as his team finished 15-9.

Sliding at number three is Arrowhead’s Mac Wrecke.  The uber athletic wing can stroke the three ball and when he’s not doing that he’s catching lobs on your big man.  Playing a pivotal role on one of the state’s best teams as a freshman,  the 6’5 prospect poured in 11.4ppg this season.  One of the most slept on assets of Wrecke is his timing in blocking shots.  He has been consistent all season getting to the rim and finishing through contact.  As an All Conference selection in the Classic Eight, expect to see his numbers rise dramatically as Wisconsin Mr.Basketball runner up Carter Gilmore has graduated.

Having a jump shot helps.  When you are able to stroke it like our number 4 prospect, Riley Brooks, it changes games.  At 6’5 Brooks plays within himself, takes his pull up mid ranges and can get hot from three.  His size causes matchup problems as he is able to see over defenders while in attack mode.  He makes scoring look effortless and contributed 11.1ppg and 3.1rpg.  Look for Brooks to repeat as an all conference selection.

At 6’8" our 5 prospect has shown many flashes of what could be.  Simeon Murchison who played with Bay View this past year is as long as long can be.  He blocks shots at a very high rate (2.7 bpg) and runs the floor like a deer.  Murchison is developing offensively but he has great touch on his jump shot as evidenced by his 21 three-pointers made this season.  As he gets stronger you will see an increase in his rebounding and points in the paint.  His upside is tremendous.

This was probably the hardest ranking slot as the tough as nails John Kinziger sits here at 6.  Kinziger led all freshmen in scoring with an average of 16.5 ppg. The first team All Conference performer stands at 5’11 but plays bigger.  He plays in your space defensively.  He has great feet and excellent quickness.   The combo guard knocked down 49 triples playing this season for DePere.   Kinziger received an offer from division 1 Toledo this past June.

Our number 7 prospect, Robert Peters had a really good freshman season for West Allis Hale against the toughest conference in the state.  The 6’7 forward put up averages of 9.5 ppg and 4.4 rpg. He has excellent length and good athleticism.  He finishes well around the rim.  If he continues to develop his ball handling, he could be a terror and could skyrocket in scout's eyes.

One word to describe the 8th prospect is aggressive. The 6’3 G/F Deshawn Webb is a constant downhill attacker of the rim.  He uses his quickness to beat defenders and wiry strength to absorb contact.  Webb put up 15.6 ppg for Living Word Lutheran and had a freshman season high 33. His best basketball definitely lies ahead of him.

Our next prospect we are projecting just a tad but it is hard to overlook 6’9" Ethan Thomas.  Last year at Greenfield High School, Thomas averaged 4.3 ppg but he was big on the backboard and altered many shots.  We expect for a big uptick in production, if he is taking full advantage of the time to develop his raw skills.  Thomas had a few rim rattling dunks during the season that made him look like he could challenge as the top big man regardless of class in the coming years.

At number 10 is 6’4 guard Landon Key.  Key makes playing the game look so effortless.  He handles the basketball extremely well and finishes well at the rim.  One of the aspects of Keys’ game that is mostly slept on is his ability to stretch defenses with the 3 ball.  As he grows and develops, he can continuously make waves as he maximizes his potential as a player.

Contributing Authors: (WYB Spotlight & Jerome Phillips)

WISCONSIN'S TOP 10 IN 2023

  1. PRENTICE YOUNG - 6-4, G  (WISCONSIN LUTHERAN)
     
  2. MILAN MOMCILOVIC - 6-7, F  (PEWAUKEE)
     
  3. MAC WRECKE - 6-5, F  (ARROWHEAD)
     
  4. RILEY BROOKS - 6-5, G  (RIPON)
     
  5. SIMEON MURCHISON - 6-8, F  (BAY VIEW)
     
  6. JOHN KINZIGER - 5-10, G   (DEPERE)
     
  7. ROBERT PETERS- 6-7, F  (WEST ALLIS HALE)   
     
  8. DESHAWN WEBB- 6-3 G (LIVING WORD LUTHERAN) 
     
  9. ETHAN THOMAS - 6-9, F   (GREENFIELD)
     
  10. LANDON KEY - 6-4, G   (WISCONSIN LUTHERAN)


 

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