Wilmoth, Kolek fighting for top spot in RI’s 2020 class
2020 rankings debut in the state of Rhode Island where there the top of the class is strong.
The race for the number one spot is between two players. St. Andrew's Myles Wilmoth is headed to Butler next year and was the only player in the class who was recruited at the high-major level. So from one perspective, that should make him the clear top ranked prospect in the state.
Conversely, St. George's Tyler Kolek is headed to George Mason in the Atlantic 10. While he wasn't recruited at quite the same level as Wilmoth, you could make the argument that he's had a better senior year to date and even that he might be poised to have a more productive college career.
What we know for sure is that Wilmoth has the type of size, athleticism, and sheer upside that attracts the highest levels of college basketball and provides a clear upside. Kolek's skill-set, three-point shooting, and toughness will all be coveted assets at the next level and should give him an opportunity to earn real minutes sooner rather than later.
Shea High School's Erickson Bans is ranked third overall in the state but is in the final stages of completing one of the most decorated high school careers the RIIL has ever seen with over 2,000 career points already to his name. He's also proven himself against higher levels of competition in the EYBL and is now headed to nearby Bryant for the next four years.
St. Andrew's post-graduate guard Sean James checks in at number four on the list and is the top unsigned prospect in the state. James, who graduated from Kingswood-Oxford in Connecticut last year, first made a name for himself this summer with NE6 and has been a key weapon for the Saints this winter with his skill-set and shot-making ability.
Rounding out the top five is Sam Adusei, who is playing the best basketball of his career right now and helping St. George's to their best season in program history.