Early Season Stock-Risers

By Jared Exler | Wednesday, December 21st, 2022

Early Season Stock-Risers

With the Prep School season going on for over a month now, several prospects have risen their stocks. We will be highlighting five of them in this article. 

Seth Joba 6’9 Big Man 2023 (Bridgton Academy): Joba has impressed while taking over lead scoring duties for the Wolverines. The southpaw is difficult to defend on ball screens. Joba can pop for three-pointers or roll for finishes around the rim with his deceptive leaping ability. Defensively, he has good hands and anticipation to provide rebounding or weak side rim protection value. Joba recently earned a new offer from Vermont. 

Belal Elshakery 6’7 Big Man 2023 (Winchendon School): Elshakery has been a consistent producer for Winchendon so far. The Egyptian import has a versatile offensive skillset with his ability to lead fast breaks, be a long-range threat, or find open teammates when catching in the post. Elshakery’s motor is also evident as a rebounder at both ends of the floor. He earned his first D1 offer last week from NJIT. 

Walker Andrews 6’1 Guard 2023 (Northfield Mount Hermon School): Andrews has lit it up from beyond the arc on several occasions for NMH. He has a quick release and deep range on his shot. That goes with having comfort hitting treys off the catch, move, or dribble. When Andrews gets hot it can be a long day for opposing defenses. All-Tournament Honors were earned by him at the recent St. Andrew’s Holiday Classic. 

Anthony Daley 6’2 Guard 2024 (St. George’s School): Another sharpshooter on this list is Daley. He can make three-pointers off the catch or move, along with showing glimpses of hitting them when stepping back. Daley is the kind of player who is a threat to hit five or more treys on any given night. A selection was also earned by him to the St. Andrew’s Holiday Classic All-Tournament Team. 

Nigel James 6’0 Guard 2025 (Cushing Academy): James has been thrust into a key role for Cushing as just a sophomore. He regularly gets lane penetration with his burst or change of pace. If a defender collapses on him, James is capable of making the correct read finding an open teammate. His poise against older players also has helped Coach Cormier feel confident about playing him in critical moments. He earned an offer from Creighton after his performance at the National Prep Showcase.