The class of 2019 is going to be one of the best recruiting classes the state of Utah has ever had. With all of the talent, many players get overshadowed by the top players. I'm going to be highlighting some of the best "under the radar" players in Utah.
Dyson Frank 6'7 Wing/Forward (Jordan) has transferred from Lone Peak to Jordan High School where he will have a chance to really excel this year. Frank has drastically improved and I recently watched him play at our showcase and at a Jordan High open gym. His ball handling is much better which allows him to be dangerous in the open court with his athletic ability. Frank also has improved his shooting from the mid-range and the three. He is a for sure D1 prospect and the only question is how high he will go.
Jeremy Dowdell 6'3 Guard (Olympus) is a player that not many people talk about because he was on a stacked high school team this past season. Dowdell still averaged double figures as a sophomore and proved he is a deadly three point shooter. He is also crafty in the paint as he has a nice floater game. If Dowdell can prove he can guard at a fairly high level I believe he can play at the low D-1 level. He also has a 4.0 GPA which makes him a possible prospect in the Ivy League.
Anthony McDade 5'9 Guard (Logan) I highlighted his play from our showcase a few weeks ago but will also include him in this article. Mcdade is explosive with ball as he can get in the paint and also knock down the three pointer. He is also a willing passer which is what he'll need to do at the next level. McDade needs to work on his strength so he can guard at the next level but I believe he can play at a good junior college.
Tanner Cuff 6'3 Guard (Dixie) had a very good sophomore season for one of the best 3A teams in the state. I was also able to see him playing for UBC in the summer and his game has improved even more. Cuff is a kid that is good at just about every aspect of the game. I like the way he can get to the hoop and finish through contact. I think Cuff will have a monster year for a Dixie team that lost almost their entire core from last year.
Nate Hansen 6'2 Guard (Timpview) had a very nice club season playing for the newly started Utah Mountain Stars. He was able to show that he can be a high-level scorer and and do it from deep and going to the hoop. Hansen will be a key piece to a loaded Timpview team that should contend for a state title. Similar to Dowdell, Hansen needs to prove he can guard at a high level. If he can, I think he can play at low level D1 or at a high level D2.