The story of Michael Wynn is one worth hearing. He moved from New York nearly two years ago and has emerged over that span as one of the top players in North Carolina from the Class of 2018. When Wynn first arrived here, he was somewhat of an unknown since his reputation had only carried weight in New York. The 2016 National Showcase with Liberty Heights would change that notion, as he burst onto the scene and never looked back.
The 6-foot-6 wing reestablished himself as an elite player and has made huge strides since then. Since joining Liberty Heights, he has been their most polished and productive player on both sides of the ball. Wynn committed to East Carolina in October, but ultimately decided to reopen his recruitment after a coaching change. Which should make for an interesting journey, since he certainly possesses the highest level of ability, however, he was already set to be a dominant mid-level player and could still explore similar options.
Currently, Wynn sits at the eleventh spot in our 2018 rankings, but he truly has a chance to climb this list once he inks with a college program. He checks all the boxes in terms of leadership, physicality, and skill. Wynn already has a great next-level frame and has rounded out his game exceptionally well. He’s now capable of playing with or without the ball while defending the best opposing wing. Few players have been able to take the strides that Wynn has, especially in the last 18 months, but he is virtually unstoppable now that he’s armed with a consistent jumper. There should be an influx of Power Five schools trying to sign Wynn in the coming months, considering how much program-altering potential he has.