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2024 post players to watch

On3 imageby:Jamie Shaw02/25/22


On3 will spend this week going by position to take a look at the 2024 class. Today we look at the 2024 post players. We updated the 2022 class rankings, and On3 is in the process of updating its 2023 class rankings, but what about the class of 2024?

Other 2024 players to watch
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Three to watch

6-9 Jayden Williams

Williams is a lanky sophomore whose length and athleticism allow him to play bigger than his listed size. The Snellville (GA) Brookwood post is very thin, but his timing in the passing lanes and his ability to run and move stand out. As he continues to get stronger and fill out, his touch and hands will play well. Like most bigs, they naturally take a little more patience. He is not a finished product, but watch closely the upside is clear.

Claimed offers: Xavier, Georgia Tech, etc.

6-10 Somto Cyril

The physical presence of Cyril stands out immediately. He carries a lengthy frame with natural strength and explosion. Cyril is a high-level rim protector and an aggressive area rebounder. Offensively, he is working on his hands and touch, but he shows comfort on the block with patience. He can play in the dunker spot or post up in one-on-one situations. You know what you are getting with the Chattanooga (TN) Hamilton Heights big.

Claimed offers: Georgetown, Florida, Memphis, Kansas, Tennessee, Ole Miss, Oklahoma State, etc.

6-9 James Brown

Brown plays with an air of confidence. The Chicago (IL) St. Rita big has touch and is a pick and pop threat out to 18-feet. He can finish with both hands, around the basket, in traffic. He will need to continue getting stronger, adding athleticism to his game, but there are some archetype shades of Jalen ‘Sticks’ Smith at the same stage. Watch as he continues to develop, he has produced so much already.

Claimed offers: Notre Dame, Providence, LSU, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Florida, etc.

The wildcard

7-2 John Bol

Naturally, the height and the length stand out the second you see him. But the St. Louis (MO) Christian Brothers center gets you as a shot blocker. The way he moves, both with fluidity and explosion, is not common for a player his size. He is still raw; the strength will need to come, but he has touch, and he shows some ability to finish in traffic. Far from a finished product, but that is what makes him a wildcard. Monitor his progression closely, he could eventually finish atop the 2024 post players list.

Claimed offers: Michigan, Clemson, Illinois, Missouri, Butler, Kansas State, etc.