These four players ranked outside of the top 100 should get you excited

There are a number of players that we really like even more now that we see where they are headed for college. These four players are better than their ranking and picked a program that should highlight their skillset. 

Riley Kugel

Orlando, FL
Class
2022
Position
SG
Height
6' 6"
HoopSeen Rankings
National
NR
College

Kugel brings a winning resume to Starkville and a versatility that should blend well with Kamini Hamilton in this incoming 2022 high school class. Kugel is one of the best blow-up guys from the summer, watching his recruitment grow legs from the spring until the end of the busy July NCAA Live Period events. He considered offers from Houston, Auburn, Miami and Florida Gulf Coast. Why did so many schools pursue him? Well, because he’s a winner, he’s versatile and he’s on the upswing of his player development.

Robert Jennings

DeSoto, TX
Class
2022
Position
PF
Height
6' 6"
HoopSeen Rankings
National
NR
State
NR
College

The Red Raiders have a flavor of physical, athletic and active on both sides of the ball. Jennings, a local player from the Dallas area, fits the mold to a T for the Red Raiders. There is always a high-flying forward in the Big 12 that gives opposing teams trouble. Jennings could be that guy. He’s a high-flying and physical player that thrives in that kind of environment. Hoop heads in Lubbock are going to love the grit that he brings to the lineup. Of all of the true tough guys coming into college hoops from the prep level, Jennings is one of the best in the class. He has the perfect kind of toughness to thrive in the Big 12. He plays unafraid.

Amaree Abram

Los Angeles, CA
Class
2022
Position
SG
Height
6' 3"
HoopSeen Rankings
National
NR
State
NR
College

Talk about a great fit with Abram and Texas A&M. The pairing makes a ton of sense when you look at the way Abram guards in the backcourt. He’s tough in a lot of categories and you can always find him hunting the passing lanes for steals. He’s active and moves his feet like a safety who is just waiting for a pass to snipe out of the air. On offense, Abram is a slashing wing who can live at the foul line. We’ve seen a versatile value from him that continues to get better now that he’s playing big minutes for Southern California Academy. Texas A&M was his biggest offer and the Aggies may have evaluated a good one for their style of play.

AJ Storr

Bradenton, FL
Class
2022
Position
SF
Height
6' 5"
School Team
HoopSeen Rankings
National
NR

St. John's head coach Mike Anderson has a certain style of play that requires highly active, athletic and aggressive players. Not every player can be a guy who can handle the Anderson brand. Storr can. He's wired that way to play in an uptempo, end to end, above the rim style of play. Chalk this up as a recruiting win for both parties. The St. John's fit is so good, in fact, we probably need to include Storr back into our top 100 rankings. 

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