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STATE CHAMPS! SCOUT TEAM: Passing The Eye Test — Young pup Indy area hoopsters to watch this offseason

By: SCOTT M. BURNSTEIN, May 1, 2021, 8:00 am

Class of ’23 Indianapolis Boys Basketball “Dirty Dozen” Offseason Watch List

1 Jalen Hooks (Indianapolis Crispus Attucks 6-foot-7 F) — McDonald’s All-American in the making.

2 Xavier Booker (Indianapolis Cathedral 6-10 C) — The best big fella prospect the Circle City has seen since Greg Oden.

3 Joey Brown (North Central 6-6 G) — Erupting like a volcano on the recruiting trail right now, the definition of a finisher and a smooth operator.

4 Myles Colvin (Heritage Christian 6-4 G) — Myles is MARVELLLLLLLLLLLLLLOUS, a drop-the-mic kind of talent always ready to plunge the dagger with a big play.

5 Sam Orme (Carmel 6-8 F) — This prime time performer-in-training’s stock is on the rise.

6 Jermaine Coleman (Park Tudor 6-7 G/F) — Natural scorer, pure shooter, lightning quick trigger, ice in his veins.

7 Logan Imes (Zionsville 6-5 G) — Motor, moxie and mad determination for greatness.

8 Nick Richart (Zionsville 6-9 F/C) — Locked and loaded, ready for launch into the stratosphere.

9 A.J. Dancler (Southport 6-2 G) — Running and gunning type out of the backcourt, who decimates the competition with smarts, savvy and crazy skill.

10 Clay Butler (Ben Davis 6-2 G) — About to go next level, wait for it………

11 Qu’Shawn Ware (Indianapolis Crispus Attucks 6-2 G) — The Q Factor is for quiet assassin in the CA backcourt, killing opponents softly in the Circle City for the next few years.

12 Jayden Pinkston (Tindley 6-5 G/F) — Sharp as a razor in the open floor or in the half-court set slashing to the rack.

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Bonus Byte — Name to know for ’22:

Preston Roberts (Noblesville 6-5 G/F) — Everything is in place for a breakout junior season.