<
>

On the cusp of the Terrific 25

Here is a look at five players who fell just short of making the ESPNU Terrific 25. It is important to point out, however, that any of these prospects could vault themselves into the rankings.

Alex Foster (Chicago/De La Salle Institute)
PF, 6-foot-8, 205 pounds | College: Undecided

He is a long, athletic forward who can get to the rim and finish between defenders thanks to his excellent body control and length. The young lefty runs the floor well, is an aggressive shot blocker and is an efficient rebounder on both ends. Foster also scores on short jumpers and athletic tip-ins.

Marc Loving (Toledo, Ohio/St. Johns)
SF, 6-7, 200 pounds | College: Undecided

He is long, lean and skilled with great upside. Loving projects as a small forward but could grow out of the position. He is a good shooter with range to 20 feet and has a solid handle for a player his size.

Justin Jackson
(Houston/Homeschool Christian Youth Association)
SF, 6-4, 175 pounds | College: Undecided

He's a true scorer with the talent and skill to put the ball in the hoop in a variety of ways. Jackson has deep range on a jumper that extends past the arc and can create off the dribble for himself or others. He will also post up smaller defenders.

Tyrek Coger
(Raleigh, N.C./Upper Room Christian Academy)
PF, 6-8, 230 pounds | College: Undecided

He is active and aggressive out of the gate. Coger possesses the type of motor that college coaches covet. He is patient for such a young post player and has an advanced skill level with his back to the basket. As he continues to develop, he should blossom into a major target for teams in ACC country.

Noah Vonleh (Georgetown, Mass./Haverhill)
SF, 6-5, 175 pounds | College: Undecided

He's a long, strong swingman with huge hands and feet but appears to still be growing. Vonleh has star qualities with instinctive efficiency in his game. He attacks the rim, is a big-time rebounder and has a rapidly-developing jump shot.

Paul Biancardi, Adam Finkelstein, Joel Francisco, Michael LaPlante, Reggie Rankin and John Stovall contributed to this piece.