If one is good, two must be great, right? Today Loyola secured two commitments from forwards in the class of 2023. Miles and Wesley Rubin are twin brothers who currently play for Simeon High School and Meanstreets EYBL. They will become the first players to suit up for Loyola from Simeon since Donte Ingram did from 2014-2018. Both brothers have outstanding athleticism. They are threats on the fastbreak, they sky for offensive and defensive rebounds, and they are impressive shot blockers. Miles stands at 6’9”, while Wes is 6’8”.
Wesley tends to project more towards a wing player. He has shown off a midrange shot, some ball handling skills, rebounding proficiency, as well as impressive shot blocking ability. Recently he has been working on adding a three point shot to his game. Improving his jump shot and his defensive flexibility are two important keys to seeing Wesley improve at the next level. In addition to a talented player, Wes is also an upstanding teammate. This past January, Wes was awarded the AC Williamson Award at the 90th Pontiac Holiday Tournament. This prestigious award is given to one player in the tournament that displays these five characteristics: sportsmanship, leadership, performance under pressure, exemplary behavior, and hustle and determination. The award is determined by the nine floor officials. Wesley has a great head on his shoulders in addition to huge potential on the basketball floor. We’re excited to see him in Gentile!
Miles tends to project more towards a center in Loyola’s current scheme. Miles currently ranks as the second best player in the state of Illinois by 247Sports. He’s just behind Kenwood’s DaiDai Ames and ahead of guys like Iowa-committed Owen Freeman as well as Cameron Christie. Additionally, he has a 4-star 247Sports composite ranking, and he is ranked as the 124th best recruit, nationally. As mentioned in a previous article of ours, Miles is truly an elite shot blocker. We graded his potential for Defensive Playmaking as an “80 grade” on the BuckScore scale, which would put that skill at a High Major All Conference level. He has two other potential skills we graded out at a 75. They are On-Ball Defense and Athleticism. Those three skills alone could carry him to be an all conference type player in the Atlantic 10.
If you’d like to read more about Miles, you can check out the May edition of the Prospect List. If you want to read more about Wes, he will be included in the June edition of the Prospect List which will come out next week.