Top Offensive Post Players In Illinois

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Top Offensive Post Players Regardless Of Class

Chicago Hoops
April 29, 2003

Here is a quick look at the top five offensive post players in the state of Illinois regardless of class. Class of 2004 prospect Shaun Pruitt of West Aurora heads the list.

1. Shaun Pruitt (West Aurora)
6-9 Power Forward
Class of 2004
The top post prospect in the state of Illinois. Excellent offensive skill package. A lefty. Can play both facing, and with his back-to-the-basket. Nice moves in the paint. Can also step out and knock down mid-range jumpers.

2. Matt Shaw (Centralia)
6-6 Power Forward
Class of 2004
Likely to be more of a combination forward on the next level. However, Shaw is an extremely effective and efficient scorer down low. Very good on the offensive glass.

3. Nate Minnoy (Chicago Hales Franciscan)
6-3 Power Forward
Class of 2005
Despite being just 6-3 Minnoy is an absolute bull around the basket. Just a sophomore, Minnoy has an advanced physique. Very difficult to stop when he gets his hands on the ball inside. A post player for now, but will need to become more of a wing if he doesn’t continue to grow.

4. Craig Reichel (Schaumburg)
6-8 Power Forward
Class of 2004
A lefty with nice offensive skills. Reichel is an effective shooter from 15-to-20 feet from the basket. Does have some nice post moves when he chooses to mix it up inside.

5. Cyrus Tate (Homewood-Flossmor)
6-7 Power Forward
Class of 2004
A left-hander. Another battler inside. Good on the glass. Is starting to develop a nice touch from 10-to-15 feet from the basket.

5. Ollie Bailey (Chicago Farragut)
6-7 Power Forward
Class of 2004
A real battler inside. A tireless performer on the offensive glass. Capable of using his strength to muscle points inside.