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MIDWEST RECRUITING: Guarding A Secret No Longer — Class of ’21 Cagers Breaking Out On Recruiting Scene

By: Scott Burnstein, June 9, 2019, 4:00 am

A half-dozen 0-to-100 HARDWOOD HUSTLERS from the Class of 2021’s backcourt crop — AKA Bad-2-The-Bone Ballers with recruiting interest on the fast track to the stratosphere.


Luke Goode (Homestead) — This 6-foot-5 gunner just bagged a Butler offer. One of the best pure shooter in the state, he already has an offer from Iowa and averaged 15 points per game as a sophomore in 2019. Tough as nails on the perimeter, a tidal wave of tenacity.


Owen Dease (Evansville Reitz) — Dynamic wing guard with a rapidly improving recruiting profile. The smooth and savvy 6-foot-6 Dease recently received an offer from the University of Evansville. He averaged 12 points per night and connected on nearly 40 percent of his 3-point attempts. Dease and classmate Khristian Lander, possibly the No. 1 point guard in the state’s Class of 2021, will form the top backcourt duo in Southern Indiana next winter.


Jayden Brewer (Avon) — Tremendous “wow factor” potential in this sick slasher, the 6-foot-5 Brewer earned an offer from Miami (OH) this spring after averaging 16 points and 6 boards an outing in 2019 for Avon. Can you say EXPLOSIVE? TNT City, baby!!


Jayden Taylor (Perry Meridian) — Coldblooded in the clutch, fierce finisher & a great first step attacking the rim. The high-flying 6-foot-4 Taylor notched a Butler offer last week. He poured in 15 points per game during his sophomore campaign.


Blake Wesley (South Bend Riley) — Mad skill set at the off-guard spot, a major-league motor and a warrior’s spirit make for one crazy nice prospect.  Butler and Toledo have each offered in the past two weeks. Back in the winter, Wesley (6-foot-4) scored 13 points a night and knocked down a tidy 45 percent from long distance.


Gus Etchison (Hamilton Heights) — The definition of a rugged, efficient floor general. IUPUI offered earlier this spring. Etchison scored 18 points and four dimes per game. He shot 52 percent from the field and he’s a true Sir-Grind-A-Lot of a competitor.