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STATE CHAMPS! SCOUT TEAM: Burney’s Hoosierland Hoopster Hot List — Launching into August

By: SCOTT M. BURNSTEIN, August 11, 2020, 9:00 am

THE HOOSIERLAND HOOPSTER HOT LIST: August 2020

Top 10 Summer Grinders Getting Busy

(alphabetical order)

Blake Barker (Columbus North 6-foot-1 Sr. G) — Lit like a Jack-o-Lantern on Halloween when it comes to the damage this gunner does on the court. Technically-sound combo guard with a recent Army offer.

Connor Essegian (Central Noble 6-4 Jr. G) — Straight sniper, think Bradley Cooper on the hardwood. Can you say pro range?

Travis Grayson (Chesterton 6-0 Jr G) — Crafty playmaker at the point, motor and moxie at the helm of an offense.

Jake Heidbreder (Floyd Central 6-4 Sr. G) — Sizzles like bacon on a skillet, a real gym rat who goes buck wild at the two-guard spot. Recently snatched on offer from Evansville.

Jamie Hodges (Michigan City 6-2 Soph. G) — The most intriguing diaper dandy prospect out of the backcourt in NW Indiana.

RaSheed Jones (Marion 6-5 Jr. G/F) — One of the fastest improving prospects in the state, a raging force of nature ready to erupt like a volcano in ‘21. Winthrop ordered last week.

Jace Kelly (South Spencer 6-0 Sr. G) — Just everything you want in a floor general, deadly efficiency.

Branden Northern (Silver Creek 6-0 Jr. G) — Headed toward greatness, cash money hustle and flow. 

Quimari Peterson (Gary West Side 6-1 Sr. G) — Maybe the most underrated floor general in the state. Perfect combo of Steel Town grit, Chi-town playmaking & Hoosierland heart and hoop IQ.

Harold Woods (Hammond 6-7 Sr. F) — Maybe the most underrated wing prospect in the state. Massive upside at the next level.