STATE CHAMPS! SCOUT TEAM: Burney’s most underrated boys hoopsters in Indiana’s class of 2021
Five For Fighting — Blasting On To The Radar, Baller Style
1 Keon Thompson (Merrillville G) — Pure electricity with the rock in his hands. If he played in Indy, he’d get more love and would be considered a Mr. Basketball frontrunner for next winter. … 30 ppg. don’t lie!
2 Gus Etchison (Hamilton Heights G) — Firepower personified shooting the ball, heats up in a hurry, tough as nails.
3 Quimari Peterson (Gary West Side G) — Slick but gritty point guard who thrives under pressure.
4 Blake Sisley (Heritage Hills F) — Incredible upside on the wing, represents possibly the best value recruiting wise in his class.
5 Malik Stanley (Warren Central G) — A Circle City assassin attacking the rack, a finisher, a gamer in every way, just scratching the surface on his potential and that’s a downright scary thought.
Most underrated with a high-major offer:
Brooks Barnhizer (Lafayette Jefferson G/F) — Does it all, does it with precision, plays with a chip on his shoulder and out grinds the comp.
— SCOTT M. BURNSTEIN