OTR Hoops: Iverson Classic – Top Forwards and Wings To Watch – January 27, 2024
The 3rd Annual Iverson Roundball Classic features 16 elite teams from the state of Florida. The event takes place January 26-27 at The Villages High School. Here are the top forwards and wings to watch for this weekend:
By: Ross Van De Griek
2025 6-5 SF Matthew Able (Berkeley Prep)
Able can produce and impact the game in a variety of ways where he uses his three-level scoring ability as a huge threat. On the defensive side, Able can defend multiple positions and use his length to guard against bigger players.
2025 6-6 SF Dwayne Wimbley (Westminster Academy)
The 6-foot-6 junior small forward plays with a ton of athleticism and energy on both ends of the floor. Offensively, Wimbley does a good job when it comes to pushing the pace as he has a smooth handle of the basketball for his size. He has continued to gain consistency as a threat when it comes to shooting from the perimeter.
2026 6-7 SF Christopher Washington Jr. (The Villages Charter)
The 6-7 sophomore wing has a ton of length and huge potential to play at the next level. Offensively, Washington is long and bouncy where he can finish above the rim utilizing his aggressiveness whether it’s off the bounce or catch. Defensively, Washington is an elite shot blocker and rim protector where he can challenge shots without fouling.
2024 6-7 SF Jeremiah Police (Westminster Academy)
The 6-7 senior forward remains unsigned at this point but plays with a ton of energy on the defensive end of the floor. He is a consistent shot-maker on the offensive end whether it’s around the rim or from the mid-range. Police is also very aggressive when it comes to applying pressure in the passing lanes.
2024 6-8 PF Lucca Reinehr (Olympia)
The 6-8 senior power forward is not your traditional back-to-the-basket player as he can stretch the floor and score on all three levels offensively. Defensively, Reinehr can guard positions 1 through 5 as his footwork and hands continue to improve. Reinehr is a solid prospect with a huge upside to play at the next level.
2025 6-8 PF TJ Drain (Windermere)
The 6-8 junior power forward plays with a high motor and uses a strong dose of athleticism. On the defensive end, he does a good job at challenging shots around the rim with his length where he is unafraid to guard mismatches. As his body continues to mature you can expect a big leap in his recruitment as he holds offers from several mid-major programs.
2026 6-7 SF Brisun Hammermeister (The Villages Charter)
The 6-7 sophomore guard does a great job when it comes to finishing around the rim with authority. Hammermeister can also shoot the ball well from the outside whether it’s off the bounce or the catch as he has increased confidence in shooting from 3-point range. On the defensive side, he is very versatile where he can guard multiple positions as well as play with grit and toughness.
2024 6-6 SF Jalen “Roc” Lee (West Oaks Academy)
The 6-6 senior combo guard can score in bunches whether it’s at the front of the rim or pulling up from beyond the arc. His size and speed allow him to take care of the basketball and blow by defenders finishing above the rim as he displays a ton of athleticism on the offensive end. On the defensive end, Lee plays with a ton of versatility where he can guard on and off the ball at a high level.
Ross Van De Griek has been a Regional Scout for On the Radar Hoops since January 2024. He has been involved in basketball scouting since 2022 and coaching since 2015. You can reach him via email at email@example.com and follow him on X/Twitter @RossVDG14.
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