2022 PG Trey Pettigrew photo by Rivals
The 2021-2022 high school season is approaching but at a very slow pace. We are only in the month of June and we have a few more months before we can get things up and running once again back to normal since before the COVID-19 pandemic.
This month college coaches are able to hit the road like old times and the June high school live periods are back beginning later this month. We have had a plethora of top prospects announce their transfers for the 2021-2022 high school season.
A bunch of top-25 programs and more have received new additions for next season. Below we give you an updated list of names that have announced their new destinations for next season.
Sunrise Christian (KS)
The Buffaloes of Sunrise Christian have revamped most of their roster throughout this offseason after making their first ever GEICO Nationals championship appearance this past season back in April. Sunrise will lose key seniors from their 2020-2021 high school season team and have added multiple prospects for next season to replace those seniors. We know that they have already acquired 2023 PG Layden Blocker and 2022 F Bobi Klintman but they have recently added names like 2022 F Mark Mitchell, 2022 F Cameron Corhen, and 2022 F Jermone Beya over the last couple weeks. Mitchell, who is coming from Bishop Miege (KS) where he averaged 18.0 PPG and 7.0 RPG, Corhen, who is coming from John Paul III (TX), and Beya, who is coming from Teays Valley (WV), will give Sunrise Christian some elite depth at the front court spots this upcoming season and are currently ranked 3rd in our preseason top-25 national rankings.
AZ Compass Prep (AZ)
AZ Compass Prep had an elite breakout season last year during 2020-2021 and have opened many eyes nationally. The Dragons plan on staying the course coming into the 2021-2022 high school season. They already have a few key players returning to their roster for next season and we should know by now that they are expected to add 2023 SG Marquis "Mookie" Cook and 2022 SG Lamar Washington, both coming from Jefferson (OR), to their roster for next season. Last week, AZ Compass Prep added two more highly known prospects to their 2021-2022 high school season roster. UCLA commit 2022 PG Dylan Andrews and 2022 F Max Allen were the recent new additions. Both Andrews and Allen are coming from their California schools and will be major contributors next season for the Dragons as they look to defend their Grind Session title. AZ Compass Prep currently ranks in the top-10 in our preseason top-25 national rankings.
La Lumiere (IN)
La Lumiere had a sort of "down" year due to the COVID-19 outbreak effecting their schedule during the 2020-2021 high school season but still managed to appear in the GEICO Nationals field. The Lakers went 12-10 just a year ago and will be bringing back literally all of their scoring production on their roster. La Lumiere is arguably the number one ranked team as of now sitting at number two in our preseason top-25 national rankings right behind Montverde Academy (FL). La Lumiere just recently added 2023 PG Aden Holloway, who is coming from Covenant Day School (NC), to their 2021-2022 high school season roster. Holloway is a 6-foot-1 scoring point guard who will just add much more depth to an already loaded roster and will bring instant offense to next year's La Lumiere team. The Lakers certainly has high chances to capture another GEICO Nationals title.
Kenwood Academy (IL)
One of the best programs coming out of the Chicago area next season will be without a doubt Kenwood Academy High School, a program that features highly rated 2023 F J.J. Taylor. The Broncos are a top-25 worthy program coming into the 2021-2022 high school season with all they return to their roster. They have recently added 2022 PG Trey Pettigrew, who is originally from the Chicago area. Pettigrew first transferred last season to Hillcrest Prep (AZ) before finishing his junior season with Eduprize (AZ). He averaged 18.0 PPG, 5.0 APG, and 2.0 SPG in his time with Eduprize last season. Trey gives the Broncos another scoring option and elite point guard on their roster for next season. Kenwood Academy is expected to play a national schedule for the 2021-2022 high school season.
Montverde Academy (FL)
The rich always get richer. National powerhouse Montverde Academy (FL) has added some fire power to their 2021-2022 high school season roster over the last few months. Before June, the Eagles secured new additions like Kentucky commit 2022 PG Skyy Clark 2024 PG ZZ Clark, who are both coming from Ensworth (TN), and 2023 F Kwame Evans Jr., who is coming from Baltimore Poly (MD). The defending national champions already have a solid roster expected to return for next season and now have recently added 2023 F Omaha Biliew, who is coming from Waukee (IA) where he averaged 10.9 PPG, 7.8 RPG, and 3.0 BPG during his sophomore season. Montverde Academy is loaded once again and should begin the 2021-2022 high school season ranked as the number one team in the country.
Prolific Prep (CA)
Prolific Prep made their second straight GEICO Nationals appearance last season and finished the 2020-2021 high school season ranked in the top-10 nationally once again. Next year's squad currently ranks at number eight in our preseason top-25 national rankings coming into the 2021-2022 season. The Crew lose a couple key contributors from last year but have added two key additions this month so far in their offseason. 2022 SG M.J. Rice, who is coming from powerhouse Oak Hill Academy (VA) where he led the team in scoring at 19.5 PPG, was the first addition for Prolific Prep this offseason. 2022 PG Richard Isaacs, who is coming from Wasatch Academy (UT), was the most recent acquire for the Crew. Both Rice and Isaacs give Prolific Prep much needed depth in their backcourt.
2022 PG Koren Johnson (Wasatch Academy, UT)
2023 PG T'John Brown (iSchool Lewisville, TX)
2023 PG Bryson Warren (Link Academy, MO)
2022 PG Chase Cormier (Milton, GA)
2023 PG Trey Green (Link Academy, MO)
2024 G Malachi Palmer (St. Frances Academy, GA)