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New Homes for Top Prospects

By Samad Hines, 05/24/21, 12:45PM EDT

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2023 SG Mookie Cook photo by Oregonian/Oregon Live

The 2021-2022 high school season is a few months away as we are still currently in the month of May. The spring portion of the AAU season is coming close to an end and a few of the nation's top prospects have announced their new homes for the 2021-2022 season. 

Top prospects from the 2022 and 2023 class will be playing elsewhere once the fall begins. Highly rated prospects like 2022 PG Scoota Henderson (G-League), who recently reclassified to the 2021 class, and 2023 F Matt and Ryan Bewley (OTE) will be taking the pro route clearing their high school eligibility. 

With plenty more prospects to make announcements before the season begins in October, here we take a look at a few guys who already officially made their announcements on their new homes for this upcoming high school season.  

2022 PG Skyy Clark (Kentucky)

Los Angeles native, Kentucky commit Skyy Clark, transferred out of Heritage Christian (CA) after his incredible sophomore season. The 6-foot-3 guard made his way to Tennessee where he first expected to attend Brentwood Academy (TN) but actually suited up for Ensworth (TN). Clark averaged 26.4 PPG, 4.7 RPG, 3.5 APG in his 11 games with Ensworth. He will be joining national powerhouse Montverde Academy (FL), defending GEICO Nationals champions, for his senior season. Clark will be joining an already star studded team with top prospects like 2022 F Jalen Duren, 2022 SG Dariq Whitehead, 2022 PG Jalen Hood-Schifino, and others returning to Montverde's roster. He will for sure make his impact right away under Kevin Boyle and the Montverde Academy staff.

2023 SG Marquis "Mookie" Cook 

Marquis "Mookie" Cook is one of the highly rated 2023 prospects in the country and one of the best on the West Coast. The 6-foot-5 two-guard holds offers already from Kansas, Auburn, Arizona State, TCU, Arizona, Oregon, Washington, and others so far. Cook, a native of Oregon, has already announced that he will be attending AZ Compass Prep (AZ) for the 2021-2022 high school season. The Dragons made their first GEICO Nationals appearance last season and are the Grind Session defending champions finishing with a 31-2 overall record. Marquis, who ran with USBA (OR) in the Grind Session this past season, averaged 13.0 PPG and 10.0 RPG during the 2019-2020 high school season with Jefferson (OR). He will give AZ Compass Prep another big time scoring option and will be playing a major national schedule with the Dragons next season.  

2022 G Arterio Morris 

Arterio Morris is one of the top scoring guards in the loaded 2022 class. Morris averaged 23.1 PPG, 6.3 RPG, and 3.3 SPG for Kimball (TX) during the 2020-2021 high school season. Morris will be attending iSchool Lewisville (TX) for his senior season, joining arguably the nation's top pure scorer in Keyonte George. Arterio was set to transfer and play for West Coast powerhouse Prolific Prep (CA) last summer but decided to make his way back home to Texas and play for Kimball for his junior campaign. The Cougars of iSchool Lewisville will be a top-25 program coming into the 2021-2022 high school season and will be playing one of the toughest schedules as they did last season. The addition of Morris gives iSchool Lewisville to have one of the best duos coming into next year's high school season and Morris and George will be must-see TV. 

2023 PG Layden Blocker 

Layden Blocker might not be a super nationally known name just yet but he is considered to be one of the best prospects in the 2023 class. Blocker, who runs with Nike EYBL Brad Beal Elite (MO) 16U, will be transferring to national powerhouse Sunrise Christian (KS) for his junior season. The athletic 6-foot-2 point guard averaged 20.0 PPG, 5.0 RPG, 3.0 APG, and 2.0 SPG during the 2020-2021 high school season for Little Rock Christian Academy (AR). Sunrise Christian is coming off one of their best season's making it to the GEICO Nationals championship game and finishing with a 20-4 overall record. The Buffaloes will lose a few major key guys but have added a couple addition to next season's roster. Layden Blocker will be sharing the point guard duties next season with 2022 PG Willie Lightfoot, who is expected to return to Sunrise Christina for his senior season .

2022 SG Jameel Brown 

Former Purdue commit, 2022 SG Jameel Brown, recently announced he will be attending Pennsylvania powerhouse, Westtown School (PA) for his senior season and joining his AAU teammate 2022 C Dereck Lively II. The 6-foot-4 guard averaged 21.7 PPG during his junior year this past season at the Haveford School (PA) making the All-State Non-PIAA first team. Jameel will give the Moose of Westtown School another scoring option on the wing. Brown is an incredible three point shot maker and has high level athleticism. After re-opening his recruitment after de-committing from Purdue, Jameel holds offers currently from Notre Dame, Pittsburgh, Virginia, St. Joes, Auburn, Marquette, and others in the mix. 

2022 PG Cruz Davis (Oregon State)

One of the nation's most underrated point guards in the loaded 2022 class has just recently announced his transfer news to the West Coast. Davis, who played at iSchool Lewisville (TX) during the 2020-2021 high school season, will play at Southern Cal Academy (CA) for the 2021-2022 high school season. The Oregon State commit was a big piece for the Cougars of iSchool Lewisville last season as they played one of the toughest schedules in the country. Cruz will be making his debut in one of the country's toughest high school leagues next season, the Grind Session. The 6-foot-3 will be joining a Southern Cal Academy team that is already expected to bring some key prospects back to the roster. Prospects like 2022 F Jaylen Thompson, 2022 SG Oziyah Sellers, and 2022 SG Ben Shtoldberg . 

Others:
2022 G Judah Mintz (Oak Hill Academy)
2022 SG Lamar Washington (AZ Compass Prep)
2022 SG Tyrone Barbee (Lake Norman Christian)
2023 PG Chase Clemmons (Legacy Early College)
2022 F Bobi Klintman (Sunrise Christian)
2022 PG Braxton Jones (Roselle Catholic)
2022 F Brenen Lorient (Calvary Christian)

2023 F Coen Carr (Legacy Early College)
2023 C Maya Bote (Combine Academy)

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