June 2021 High School Wiretap

Chet Holmgren Named Gatorade National Player Of The Year

Jun 10, 2021 1:19 AM

Chet Holmgren was announced as the Gatorade National Player of the Year for the 2020-21 season.

Holmgren, the No. 1 prospect in the 2021 ESPN Top 100 class, is committed to Gonzaga.

Holmgren averaged 20.8 points and 12.6 rebounds for Minnehaha Academy in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

The 7-footer is also projected as a top-3 pick in ESPN's 2022 mock draft.


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Tags: Chet Holmgren, High School, High School Rankings

No. 2 Ranked Jaden Hardy Signs With G League Ignite

Jun 9, 2021 1:38 PM

Jaden Hardy, the nation’s top guard among high school prospects, has signed with NBA G League Ignite.

The five-star recruit is the No. 2 player in the Class of 2021, according to ESPN.

“I would like to thank God for blessing me. I would like to thank my family and friends for their love and support. I am so excited and fired up that I am turning pro and playing for the NBA G League Ignite,” Hardy said.

In the 2019-20 season, Hardy averaged 30.4 points, 9.1 rebounds and 8.4 assists as a junior at Coronado High School in Henderson, Nev., earning the Nevada Gatorade Player of the Year and the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s Boys Athlete of the Year awards. Hardy was unable to play a normal season as a senior due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but he was still named a 2021 McDonald’s High School All-American and selected to the 2021 USA Nike Hoops Summit Team.

A Detroit native, Hardy participated in three minicamps with the USA Basketball Men’s Junior National Team in 2019.

Hardy is the second top-10 recruit from the class of 2021 to sign with Ignite this year, joining power forward Michael Foster Jr. (ESPN No. 7). Hardy, Foster and Scoot Henderson (ESPN No. 7, class of 2022) will help lead a mix of top young standouts and NBA and NBA G League veterans looking to continue Ignite’s success from its inaugural year.

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Jean Montero Signs With Overtime Elite

Jun 5, 2021 6:17 PM

Jean Montero has signed with Overtime Elite, becoming the first international prospect to join the new league.

Montero, from the Dominican Republic, is currently ranked No. 17 in ESPN's 2022 mock draft.

Montero will join on loan from Spanish ACB team Gran Canaria.

The guard joins the likes of five-star prospects Amen and Ausar Thompson in the league.

The league is expected to begin training camp in September. 

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Tags: Jean Montero, High School, High School Recruiting