|LUIS MONTERO: Class of 2015|
Written by: Prospect-Central
Warning, Warning, Phenom Alert, Phenom Alert!!! I may be jumping the gun, but 6-foot 7-inch Luis Montero looks to have the makings of a top 10 prospect from the Class of 2015.
Last month the native of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic made his high school debut at the Scott Hazelton basketball camp in Andover, Massachusetts and left coaches and recruiters absolutely flabbergasted. With his size, length, athleticism, handles and overall feel for the game, Montero showed that he was indeed one of the top rising sophomores in the country.
The newly turned 16-year old will play for Wilbraham & Monson Academy (Wilbraham, MA) this up-coming season and should make an immediate impact from the rip. Along with Montero, Wilbraham & Monson have some other nice players on the squad as well.
Goodluck Okonoboh is a top 100 player in the Class of 2014 and should control the paint for the Titans this season. There's also a 6-foot 10-inch sophomore by the name of Djery Baptiste who had to sit out all of last year due to injury, but appears to be an intriguing prospect none the less. Rounding out the trio is Kerem Kanter, who of course is the younger brother of the Utah Jazz's Enes Kanter and may have a breakout junior year.
Whether Luis Montero is the real deal or not is yet to be determined, but he clearly has the skills to become one of the top players in his class. With his size and length, along with his ball handling and vision, Montero is already receiving Anfernee Hardaway comparisons. Now I'm not ready to sign off on that just yet, but I am ready to bump him up in the rankings. If he's able to continue to play at a high level, look for Montero to crack Prospect-Central's top 10 in the Class of 2015 within the upcoming months.