Nine 2023 Forwards to Watch for This Travel Season
The high school season has come to an end, and it's time to fire up the travel basketball for the spring and summer. Here are nine 2023 forwards to keep an eye on over the coming weeks and months:
Atlanta All-Stars Frontcourt
The Atlanta All-Stars have the luxury of having three high level Division I prospects in their frontcourt, making it one of the best frontcourts in the southeast if not further. At 6-foot-8, Brigham Rogers brings a great skill set, tons of toughness, & an alpha dog mentality. Spencer Elliott had a great HS season at St. Pius and has started to really garner a lot of attention from college programs with his size at 6-foot-9 and perimeter abilities. Calhoun forward Dylan Faulkner (Pictured) is a productive, high energy guy that has a blossoming skill set. All three of these guys will see their fair share of college recruitment in the coming months and will be very popular names among Division I circles.
Lorick added another state championship to his resume earlier this month, and showed that his game has progressed since the first one. He's rounding out his skill set with some abilities on the perimeter and still plays with the same activity level and defensive abilities that caught our eye over a year ago. His size and versatility should make him a player to watch for this travel season.
Domas could be one of the most popular prospects on the circuit in the south this season. He's got elite level size at 6-foot-10 with great mobility and a skill set to match. He can put the ball on the floor from the perimeter and make plays for himself and others. He also has the ability to score the ball on the block and is a great finisher around the rim and in the paint.
Sherman is another player who capped off his high school season with a state championship, and he made a statement in the process. He's a very versatile combo-forward who can play inside out and do a little bit of everything. He's a great athlete who can make high level, electric finishes above the rim, and he's also one of the best rebounders in the Peach.
Williams was somewhat limited during the high school season, but when he started his play he made a great impression. He's got great size and strength and a lot of skills on the interior, great hands, and sneaky athleticism and quickness for a player his size. He's a walking double-double and his combination of size, strength, and skill level on the interior will make him a player to watch for this travel season.
Moodie missed a majority of the season due to injury, but at the end of the year we were reminded of his abilities and potential. He's a very impressive athlete with tons of mobility and has shown the ability to make big time finishes above the rim as well as be a high-level rim protector on the defensive end of the floor. He can be versatile and guard multiple positions as well, which makes him a player to look for moving forward.
It was hard not to be impressed with what Hoover did this season at Kings Ridge, including a great effort in the state championship game. He can play inside-out as one of these versatile, modern hybrid forwards and has tons of physical tools and athleticism. He's a great finisher around the rim and can also step out and knock down shots from the perimeter. He adds a ton of value defensively as a multi-positional defender, rim protector, rebounder, and makes all the extra effort plays you love to see.