Video: Breaking down the Independent Top 10Gary Trent, Paul Scruggs step in to fill the void left by Josh Jackson.
4. Prolific Prep Academy (Napa, Calif.)Head coach:
Billy McKnight2015-16 record:
27-8PLAYERS TO WATCH
Pierre Crockrell Jr.
(6-0, So., G) … Major contributor last year as a freshmanMamoudou Diarra
(6-9, Sr., F/C) … Committed to WashingtonBrown Eyisi
(6-10, Jr., F/C) … Native of NigeriaOton Jankovic
(6-9, So., F) … Newcomer from CroatiaAbu Kigab
(6-6, Sr., G/F) … Committed to OregonNathan Mensah
(6-10, Jr., C) … Native of GhanaPaul Scruggs
(6-3, Sr., G) … Committed to XavierAmadou Sow
(6-8, Jr., F) … Native of MaliGary Trent Jr.
(6-5, Sr., G) … No. 11 overall prospect in Class of 2017
* Findlay Prep's loss was a big time gain for Prolific Prep. Apple Valley, Minn., native Trent Jr. was all set to join Findlay Prep this fall until head coach Andy Johnson left for a position at Southern Utah University. With the coaching situation in flux there, the five-star guard elected to head to Prolific Prep.
* After a couple of successful campaigns with Kansas freshman Josh Jackson on the roster, Prolific Prep is franchising its brand. Prolific Prep North hits the floor this season in Ontario, Canada. The roster looks intriguing with Makur Maker (Thon Maker's cousin), 7-foot-3 Chol Marial and former Findlay Prep player Shakwon Barrett. Prolific Prep and Prolific Prep North will participate in the same event on multiple occassions in 2016-17.KEY DATES
Dec. 2 – vs. Hamilton Heights Christian Academy (Chattanooga, Tenn.)
@ Marshall County HoopfestLook for an expanded preview of Prolific Prep on November 11.