by Rodger Bohn/@rodgerbohn
Rob Fulford has 5 high-major upperclassmen at Huntington Prep. Andrew Wiggins, Dominic Woodson, Xavier Rathan-Mayes, Moses Kingsley, and Travon Landry have all secured high-major offers, so it was time for Fulford to bring in his next wave of talent. Meet Montaque Gill-Caesar.
The 6’5 slasher from North of the border showed absolutely zero fear going up against his older and more heralded counterparts when we made the journey to Huntington, West Virginia last month. Though Andrew Wiggins was playing on another level that day (he looked like he could have been the #1 pick in this year‘s NBA Draft), his fellow native from North of the border did not back down one bit. Montaque exhibited an explosive first step (especially going right), a reliable pull-up, and the ability to finish against space-eaters Moses Kingsley and Dominic Woodson in the paint. Mix in nice length and some tenacity on the defensive end, and it’s easy to justify the hype about this young Canadian. In the late September afternoon that we stopped by Marshall University’s rec center, we could easily see the makings of a high-major prospect.
Through Huntington’s first week of games Montaque has been a major contributor, especially on the offensive end. His gritty style of play is earning him playing time and the respect of his teammates. When Andrew Wiggins is throwing alley oops to you as a sophomore, you know you’ve made it. Montaque is currently ranked 18th by Scout.com in the class of 2015, holding offers from Ohio State and Baylor.