Earlier today, we compiled the list of juco small forwards that went Division One this year. Now, we've got a little analysis of that group.
It is not a star-studded class this year at the three spot. But there is one potential star. Sonny Weems won't have to travel far for his college commute.
After entertaining offers from some heavyweight names, Weems chose to stay in the Natural State and play for the Arkansas Razorbacks. Weems does a little bit of everything and is a very good athlete. At one point this season, we had him ranked as the top junior college prospect in the land. He ended up at number five on the list.
Weems had offers from Memphis, Oklahoma and Tennessee among others.
Five to Watch
Outside of Weems, here are five more players to keep an eye on next season:
Ty Morrison: After originally signing with Missouri, Morrison re-opened his recruitment after Quin Snyder's departure. He landed in Omaha and could be a nightmare of a matchup in the Missouri Valley.
Mykal Riley: Mike Anderson's movement affected both of these first two players. After Anderson left UAB for Mizzou, Riley opted out of his letter of intent with the Blazers. He'll still be playing in Alabama, but with the Crimson Tide instead. It's a step up from CUSA to the SEC to be sure and I will be interesting to see if Riley makes it well.
Marcus Sikes: Sikes is one of the better shooters on this list and he'll take his game to Cincinnati where they're bringing in almost a full roster of juco transfers. He'll have to fight for playing time with plenty of other experienced players.
Roy Bright: A one-time Bearcat, Bright is now going to play at Delaware State. With the drop in the level of competition, Bright could break out.
James Barrett: Barrett can fill it up and it will be interesting to see what he does at Sam Houston State.
These guys aren't getting the headlines, but will bear watching as well: