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STATE CHAMPS! SCOUT TEAM: Watching the hardwood in the IHSAA — It’s a need-to-know basis & you need to know now

By: SCOTT M. BURNSTEIN, July 12, 2021, 4:10 pm

The July Hoosierland Hoopster Watch List — Guys you don’t know yet, but need to ASAP

(alphabetical order)

Caedmon Bontrager (Lakewood Park Christian 6-8 Sr. F) — Small-school sensation on the blocks, attacks the rim on dunks and clears the glass on boards like the basket stole something from his mother.

Javan Buchanan (Lafayette Jefferson 6-6 G/F) — Returns to Indiana from a junior season spent in Kansas and is going bonkers on the AAU circuit.

DaJohn Craig (Lawrence Central 6-5 Jr. G) — Expect big things from this natural scorer of a wing guard in ‘22, the Notorious D.J.C. is tearing it up this offseason and displaying his dynamite game for the masses.

Jaxon Edwards (Indianapolis Cathedral 6-6 Sr. G/F) — The most underrated DI prospect in the Circle City right now, does damage in multiple ways and does it consistently.

Logan Imes (Zionsville 6-3 Jr. G) — Defines the term fearless floor general, fastest rising point guard prospect in the Indy area.

Mason Jones (Valparaiso 6-6 Jr. F) — Just a firestorm of fundamentals and finesse, a true Northwest Indiana NASTY.

Andrew Leeper (Homestead 6-6 Jr. F) — Workhorse in the front court, heart, hustle and a high hoop IQ.

Logan McIntire (North Harrison 6-2 Sr. G) — One of the best shooters in the state, perfect form, quick trigger, deep range.

Jahni Summers (Evansville Harrison 6-6 Sr. G/F) — Fluid and fierce in the open court, finishes at the rack like few in the state.

Charlie Williams (Carmel 6-10 Sr. C) — The hottest big fella on the market, raw potential and high-motor rim running.