Most NCAA basketball recruits have spent their high school careers developing one elite-level skill, but the best set themselves apart by contributing in multiple areas. The value of a post scorer who also knows how to block shots or a great point guard who can put points on the board (see Burke, Trey) is tough to overstate.
One of 2014’s most impressive prospects is Ohio State-bound D’Angelo Russell. He’s got the jump shot you’d expect from a 5-star shooting guard, but he’s also a first-rate passer when the defense overcommits to stop him.
Herein, a closer look at Russell and the rest of the 20 rising high school seniors who bring the most balanced skill sets to the table.