Tuesday, December 20, 2011

High School Basketball Class of 2015: Five Freshmen Balling Hard!!!

Marcus LoVett Jr: Class of 2015



Written by: Prospect-Central

The first month of the 2011-12 high school basketball season is coming to an end and there have been a number of prime time player's from the freshman class making an immediate impact for their varsity squads.  I previously wrote about five freshmen that were off to a fast start this season and now there are another fab five deserving of the recognition as well.  All five of these baller's have been in Prospect-Central's TOP 50 for the class of 2015 well before the season started and by the looks of it, they won't be loosing their rankings anytime soon. These five freshmen are truly.....BALLING HARD!!!

MARCUS LOVETT, JR pg / 5'10'' 155 / Providence High / Burbank, CA
When watching Marcus LoVett, Jr. play basketball, it's easy to see why people "LoVett"!!!  This crafty southpaw has an uncanny ability to create for himself or others.  LoVett's scoring prowess is second to none in the freshman class as well.  Through his first six varsity games, Marcus is leading all freshmen in scoring with over 30 ppg, including a ridiculous outburst of 55 points in an overtime victory against Santa Maria, (CA) St. Joseph's.  Marcus has shown some excellent basketball instincts for a freshman and it's easy to see why there's already some Division I college programs interested in this talented young point guard.

SKAL LABISSIERE pf / 6'9'' 190 / Evangelical Christian / Memphis, TN
This past summer I watched a 6-foot 9-inch baller tear it up at the prestigious Fab Frosh All-American basketball camp.  I had NO idea who he was, but I knew he would be one of the better freshman from this years class.  I even mentioned him in one of my articles in August.  The player in question, Skal Labissiere.  Skal is a versatile, sharp shooting big-man with a high basketball skill-set. Currently leading his team in points (18.4ppg) rebounds (8.7rpg) and blocks (3.7bpg), Labissiere is clearly a force to be reckoned with.  Even though he's only lived in the United States for one year (originally from Haiti), Skal Labissere is quickly becoming a well known name. 

MALIK NEWMAN pg/sg / 6'2'' 175 / Callaway High / Jackson, MS
Even though I have written about Malik Newman a few times already in his short basketball career, it would be hard not to mention his name once again when talking about some freshmen who are "Balling Hard" in their first month of high school hoops. He's currently in the top ten for freshman scoring in the nation with 22.8 ppg and has more than lived up to the hype that was thrust upon him since an 8th grader.  With excellent athleticism and quickness, coupled with a tremendous jumper and nice size, Malik Newman is a future star in the making and at the moment deserving of Prospect-Central's #1 player in the class of 2015.
TYLER DORSEY sg / 6'4'' 180 / Ribet Academy / Los Angeles, CA
If you're from the West Coast and follow high school basketball, then I'm sure your well aware of the freshman sensation know as Tyler Dorsey.  If not..."Ya'll Better Recognize!!!"  With nice length, excellent poise, solid athleticism and a silky smooth jumpshot, Tyler Dorsey reminds me of a "Jeremy Lamb" in the making. Currently in the top five for freshman scoring in the nation with 23.3 ppg, he's also a tremendous re-bounder (10.5 rpg) and passer (6.5 apg) as well.  As of right now, Dorsey is a top five player in the nation for freshmen (imo) and it's clear why he's receiving interest from a number of Divison I college programs...He's "Balling Hard." 
KING McCLURE sg / 6'2'' 190 / Triple A Academy / Ovilla, TX
I have no idea who the strongest freshman in high school is pound for pound, but King McClure would definitely be on the ballot. He's a runaway freight train when he gets a full head of steam and there is almost NO stopping him.  He's not just a physical pariah either.  He can stroke it from deep, has a nice mid-range game and shows a willingness to get after it on the defensive side of the ball as well. McClure is leading his team in scoring with 19.8 ppg, which is good for top 15 in the nation for freshmen.  This past summer he was M.V.P.of the Fab Frosh All-American game and he's been rumored to have scholarship offers from Baylor & Houston. Like Run D.M.C says..." I'm Down with the King!!!"

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