Arizona's 2017 class of prospects are preparing to take center stage on the recruiting trail this spring, and many of Arizona's top prospects are looking to make a name for themselves with strong performances on the aau/club circuit. One player that has already emerged this spring is Poston Butte High School's 6-foot-8 junior forward Tyson Beringer.
I recently saw Beringer perform in the Arizona's Finest Top 20 Showcase event, and came away very impressed with this young man's potential for the future. Beringer is a very athletic shotblocker and rebounder that should make a nice splash this spring, with the right club program. Beringer is currently undeclared as to who he will play with this spring, but this young man has potential to make some noise with college coaches this club season.
Beringer is coming off a very good showing this high school season - averaging 9.5 points, 8.1 rebounds and 2.6 blocks per/game this high school season. Beringer would also help lead his team to this year's Division-III state playoffs, before losing on the road to Holbrook High School.
Beringer is a post talent in a 2017 class that lacks a lot of post prospects, so his value come become immense to college coaches looking for post help. Beringer is a very athletic forward prospect that is able to guard several positions on the floor. He is an excellent shotblocker with nice length of body and very good timing - keeping basketballs in play for his team. He is also a very good finisher that plays well above the rim and finishes strong at the basket. He runs the floor hard and finishes well in transition. He also has very good hands and feet.
Beringer is still raw offensively and needs to continue to develop as an offensive threat in the post, but he currently has a good jump hook and is developing a good mid-range jump shot, which makes him a threat to score away from the basket. Also, as Beringer continues to get stronger physically and add some weight to his thin frame, he will only see his overall play develop over time.
I look forward to continuing to watch Beringer develop over the next 6-12 months, and believe that this young man is definitely a very good sleeper prospect in Arizona's 2017 class - one to watch.