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Clarence Rupert, Miller School


By Big Shots Nation, 10/26/19, 12:00PM EDT


Here's a look at the Top 10 small forwards in Virginia's 2021 class.

1. Clarence Rupert, Miller School

2021 forward Clarence Rupert is a growing name in recruiting circles in the state of Virginia. He'll be a new face at Miller School this season and is due to turn heads with his ability to get to the rim and finish and defend the paint. He's a long forward prospect at 6-foot-6 that can play multiple spots on the floor. He's taken an official visit already to Old Dominion and holds offers from Temple, Georgia, Norfolk State and Bryant among others.

2. Quentin Livingston, King's Fork

Quentin Livingston is a strong small forward prospect with room to grow in Virginia's 2021 class. Livingston is a strong, athletic wing due for a strong junior campaign at King's Fork High School. He joins King's Fork after spending time at Lakeland the past few seasons. He can be a versatile threat on both ends with his size and length at 6-foot-4. He'll be one to watch in the 2021 class. He has offers from Hampton, Norfolk State, and North Carolina A&T.

3. George Wilson, Green Run

George Wilson is another good-sized forward at 6-foot-5, 211 pounds that can impact the game in Virginia's 2021 class. He's got the ability to guard either forward spot with his strength and physicality in the paint. He's got a good prowess for rebounding the ball and is due to play a bigger role on offense with the loss of A.J. James. He holds an offer from Hampton as well.

4. Jayson Fain, Carlisle

Jayson Fain is an emerging junior prospect in this class due for a strong season at Carlisle School in 2019-20. He's a solid scorer with the ball in his hands on all three levels and quite an underrated rebounder as well. He uses his size well at 6-foot-5 to make things happen on the floor and can guard multiple spots on defense. He's an under the radar prospect getting attention from a few college programs. Look for that to change by the end of the year.

5. Demetri Gardner, John Handley

Demetri Gardner is a versatile wing to watch in this class of small forwards. Gardner is a solid wing prospect that can get up the floor and play above the rim. He's got good strength for his size at 6-foot-4 and is an aggressive slasher with the ball in his hands. Last season, he was a force on the glass and on the wing. With a bigger role in 2019-20, he's a player to keep an eye on at John Handley High School.

6. Trenton Picott, South County

Trenton Picott is a forward prospect that's slowly grown as more than a post player heading into his junior season. He's a strong prospect with his back to the basket but can also operate on the perimeter with his ability to shoot the 3. He's a 6-foot-5 prospect with a nice wingspan and a solid skillset that's beginning to draw attention from college coaches. He's already gotten an offer from Loyola (MD).

7. Reiss Whitaker, Paul VI

Reiss Whitaker is a player slowly climbing up the radar at Paul VI School in Fairfax. He's been a solid contributor for the past few seasons in the rotation already and with the departure of some key players in the frontcourt, Whitaker is a wing with the next man up slogan attached. He's a 6-foot-5 prospect that can score on all three levels and make an impact on defense. He's a player to watch in the rotation for Paul VI in 2019-20.

8. Tyler Coleman, Paul VI

Tyler Coleman will be another name to watch over at Paul VI this season. He spent the 2018-19 campaign at Woodbridge High School and joins a new squad looking to fill the void in the interior. He's a solid inside out threat with his ability to finish around the rim and will battle for playing time at either forward spot on a talented rotation.

9. Mason Makovec, Kellam

Mason Makovec is a forward that can do a little bit of everything in the rotation for Kellam High School. He's a hard worker in the paint for his size at 6-foot-5 and does well to make his presence known in the lane. He's an underrated slasher with a knack for knocking down shots in the mid-range with precision. He'll be a prospect with tons of upside to keep eyes on.

10. Luke Triggs, Battlefield

Luke Triggs is a forward prospect that's quietly been under the radar at Battlefield High School in the Virginia 2021 class. He's a big body forward at 6-foot-6 that does well to make plays with the ball in his hands on offense and flies around and blocks shots on defense. He's a strong forward player that continues to develop his all-around game in the class.