Our look at the upcoming season continues. Today we take a look at the area's top wing players.
Evan Turner, 6-5, Sr, St. Joseph: One of the best wing players in the country.
Mike Stovall, 6-5, Sr, Marshall: An amazing athlete. In the long run, could be a better player than Patrick Beverley.
DeAndre Liggins, 6-6, Jr, Washington: Not a stats guy. Liggins does a little bit of everything. Sort of a more raw version of Julian Wright.
Matt Humphrey, 6-5, Jr, Hales: Humphrey, Hare and Fruendt should battle all season for top junior honors. Of the three, Humphrey has the most college potential. He's long, can shoot the three and will probably be a guard at the next level. He is a gym rat. Whenever Hales isn't playing, you can usually find him checking out the best SICA game of the night.
Ryan Hare, 6-4, Jr, Marshall: A warrior. Great rebounder, has a nice mid-range jumper. If he can expand his shooting range he'll be unstoppable.
THE UP AND COMING
Kellen Thornton, 6-7, Sr, Hillcrest: Very underrated. Has a very smooth shooting touch, needs to toughen up a bit.
Supo Sanni, 6-4, Jr, H-F: Incredibly active, great rebounder. Hasn't found a consistent way to score yet.
Chris Parrish, 6-3, Jr, R-B: Can also play both guard positions, strong and capable.
Tyler Thompson, 6-4, Jr, West Aurora: Big threat from three, needs to expand his game this season.
Michael Haynes, 6-5, So, Washington: Will he be able to play this season? Last year, the Public League wouldn't allow anyone Inter-Public League transfers to play.
Mike Capocci, 6-5, Sr, Glenbard East: Has the talent to post a breakout season.
Parish West, 6-4, Sr, Morgan Park: Had a great summer. Needs to play a leadership role for a Morgan Park team that severley underachieved last season.
Rob Belcore, 6-5, Jr, Loyola: Very good shooter, will play a key role on one of the area's best teams.
Darius Fields, 6-4, Sr, Von Steuben: Erratic. Fields can be great, but then disappear for long stretches.
Denardo Eiland, 6-4, Sr, West Aurora: Huge potential, very raw. One of the area's better rebounders.
TWO TO WATCH
Luke Fabrizius, 6-8, Jr, Hersey: The scouts love him. Great shooter for his size. Hasn't made a big impact on the high school scene yet, but that could change this season.
Peter Boehm, 6-6, Jr, New Trier: Multi-faceted offensive game. Can shoot the three and attack the basket. It will be interesting to see if he can translate his summer success into a big season.