Player Profile: 2023 Mantas Zilys (Naperville Central)

A fast rising prospect in the 2023 recruiting class is 6’5 wing Mantas Zilys. The lefty is a highlight tape every time he takes the floor.

He is off to an absolute tear in the early season that has seen him post averages of 26 points, 6 rebounds along with 6 assist leading Naperville to a 4-0 record so far.

He’s an athletic wing who can score in a variety of ways.

Whether it’s shooting the three, finishing strong on the break or slashing to the basket, he definitely has a knack to score.

His jump shot is pure and it was falling this weekend. He has above average quickness to put the ball on the floor and penetrate to the hole if he faces defensive pressure. He works effectively off the bounce and uses the pull-up jumper in the midrange area of the floor to complement his forays to the rim, due to his ability to rise up over the outstretched arms of defenders for the jumper.

He is a prospect that not many are familiar with but after the start to the season that will soon be changing. He has a college ready game and will be a player to continue to keep close tabs on as the season is getting started.