Mid-Season Report: Maine Class of 2020
After consecutive strong classes in the local ranks, the local junior class has yet to reveal the same depth or talent, at least beyond the borders of their home state.
That has opened the door for a list of prep school products to dominate the list with Hyde, Lee Academy, and Bridgton Academy all featuring multiple prospects on the list.
Hyde's Aidan Carpenter remains the top ranked 2020 prospect in the state. A big guard with a natural feel for the game, Carpenter has continued to emerge in his junior campaign. While he's put up big numbers, what has been even more impressive is the success his team is having as a result as they've scored multiple wins over Class A and AA caliber competition with the Rhode Island native playing a starring role.
Lee Academy guard Mikey West, a Connecticut native, has been taking his game to new levels in recent months. Always known as a potent scorer with an advanced skill set, West's body is now starting to catch-up as he's filling out and becoming comfortable playing against the level of contact he's going to see at the next level. Simultaneously, he's also becoming more of a true point guard and learning to balance his individual offense with his responsibilities to run the team.
New Names to Know
West's running mate in the Lee backcourt, Stefan Miljenovic, is the highest ranked newcomer to the region. A big lead guard from Canada, Miljenovic has played a significant role for the Pandas this year and proven himself up to the task. With another summer left on the grassroots circuit, he's bound to be a name that will only continue to emerge for college coaches.
True Local Prospects
While Carpenter, West, Jalen Graham, and Jarron Flynn (the top 4 ranked prospects in the state) are all from New England, none originate from the state of Maine. That distinction falls to Sanford big man Leyton Bickford and Bonney Eagle point guard Zach Maturo, who both represent the MPA inside the state's top ten ranked prospects