Steve Prohm was able to makes a big splash in his 2020 recruiting class last night. The Cyclones head coach received an official commitment from talented four-star forward Dudley Blackwell after his announcement last night.
Dudley Blackwell is an incredibly athletic 6’5” forward who currently plays his high school ball for Huntington Prep in West Virginia. Blackwell chose the Cyclones over other top schools like Marquette, Ohio State and Florida State.
He relies on his elite level athleticism to make highlight level plays flying to the rim. Blackwell also has a very smooth shooting stroke where has consistently knocked down jumpers from beyond the arc, and his athleticism lets him show versatility on the defensive end. Dudley has shown flashes of being one of the most talented players in the entire country, and has had an opportunity with the U.S. National Team. When he begins working with coach Prohm and his staff, I expect his consistency to improve and he has a serious chance to outperform his class ranking in a big way.
Blackwell is originally from Somerset Academy Charter in Florida, where he averaged 15.8 points, 6.5 rebounds and 1.8 assists per contest last season as a junior. He transferred to Huntington Prep for his senior season, in order to find his true potential as a player. The historic prep school has produced multiple NBA players such as Andrew Wiggins, Miles Bridges, and Gorgui Dieng. Blackwell should be in line for a monster senior season and then he will have the chance to contribute for the Cyclones right away in the 2020-21 season.