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Virginia Rankings: Top 10 Small Forwards in the 2021 Class

By Big Shots Nation, 12/22/20, 12:00PM EST


Take a look at the Top 10 Small Forward in Virginia's 2021 class.

Rank First Name Last Name Height School Club Team College
1 Jalen Ricks 6'7 Oak Hill Academy    
2 Quentin Livingston 6'5 Kings Fork Boo Williams  
3 Clarence Rupert 6'7 Miller School Boo Williams  
4 Wesley Peterson Jr. 6'5 Bishop O'Connell DC Premier  
5 Tyrell Harris 6'6 Potomac Higher Level  
6 Caleb Kenney 6'6 Douglas Freeman Team Richmond Holy Cross
7 Garrett Johnson 6'7 Episcopal Team Takeover Princeton
8 Xzavier Long 6'6 Virginia Academy MetroBallDC  
9 Landon Swingler 6'6 Regents VABA Bruins  
10 Derrick Jones 6'4 Blue Ridge School    


1. Jalen Ricks | 6'6 | Oak Hill Academy

Jalen Ricks is one of the more underrated prospects on the national level out of Little Rock,  Arkansas. He's got a ton of versatility with his ability to score on all three levels and defend with his length and athleticism. He can knock down 3's in bunches and has nice length he uses well to defend the ball. His stock should grow this season at Oak Hill Academy. Arkansas, Oklahoma State, TCU and Texas A&M have offered him.

2. Quentin Livingston | 6'5 | Kings Fork

Quentin Livingston is a highly underrecruited wing prospect at Kings Fork. He's a high level defender with a ton of length and strength at his disposal. On offense, he can operate on all three levels and makes a ton of impact in the paint. He averaged 15.3 points per game in 2019-20. Hampton,  Norfolk State, North Carolina A&T and Mount Olive have offered him.

3. Clarence Rupert | 6'7 | Miller School

Clarence Rupert has seen his ceiling grow a ton since joining Miller School in 2019-20. He put up 18.4 points and 3.2 rebounds per game under new head coach Jack Meriwether. He’ll be looked upon to do a whole lot more as one of their primary scorers in the rotation once again in 2020-21. He holds offers from Wichita State, St. Louis, Murray State, Georgia and others heading into his senior season.

4.  Wesley Peterson Jr. | 6'5 | Bishop O'Connell

Wesley Peterson Jr. is a wiry prospect with nice athleticism and length and due for a strong senior season as a primary scorer in the Bishop O'Connell rotation. Along with some new faces in the rotation, Peterson is due to show off his playmaking skills as well as his ability to defend on the opposite end. He's got breakout potential heading into 2020-21.

5. Tyrell Harris | 6'6 | Potomac

Tyrell Harris is a prospect at Potomac that is fun to watch. He's a versatile prospect on both ends at 6-foot-6 that's wiry and athletic with good mobility. He put up 15.4 points, 7.4 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.0 steals per contest in his junior season. He can score it on all three levels but likes to operate inside the perimeter as a back-to-basket threat and finisher in the paint.

6. Caleb Kenney | 6'6 | Douglas Freeman

Caleb Kenney is an athletic wing prospect listed at 6-foot-6 that really gets after it on both ends. He's a lefty that's long and bouncy with tons of room to grow more as an all-around threat. He attacks the rim in transition with reckless abandon and does well to create for himself off the bounce. He'll be one to keep an eye on at the next level at Holy Cross.

7. Garrett Johnson | 6'7 | Episcopal

Garrett Johnson is an emerging forward prospect at Episcopal High School. He’s a mobile forward that looks to attack the rim at all times from the wing and in the paint. He averaged 18.4 points, 5.9 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game in 2019-20 and returns looking to do more damage to end his high school career before heading to Princeton.

8. Xzavier Long | 6'6 | Virginia Academy

Xzavier Long is due for a breakout year as Virginia Academy's primary option on the wing in 2020-21. He's a long and wiry prospect that can play inside and out and fills up the stat sheet with his ability to defend, score the ball and make plays for others. As a junior, he put up 10.3 points, 7.7 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game at Middleburg this past season. 

9. Landon Swingler | 6'6 | Regents

Landon Swingler is quite the wing prospect at Regents School. He's putting up 30.8 points, 9.3 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game through the first four games of the 2020-21 season while shooting 52 percent from the field and 33 percent from behind the arc. He flies around on both ends making plays and can get hot in a hurry on the perimeter. He's one of the top available small forwards in the 2021 class.

10. Derrick Jones | 6'4 | Blue Ridge School

6-foot-4 Blue Ridge School's Derrick Jones is another bouncy small forward prospect that keeps opponents guessing with his ability to finish in the paint and compete on both ends.  He's producing 10.4 points, 6.4 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.4 steals per game in his senior season with the Barons. He can rebound in bunches and defends with a ton of energy.  Southern, Mount St. Mary's, Old Dominion and Stetson have offered him.