Grassroots Preview: Iowa Wolves


Posted On: 04/4/16 12:00 PM

Program Director: Charles Young


16U Elite

Johnathan Herrick, 6’6 SF, Boone

Cade Mortiz, 6’8 PF, Norwalk

Luke Appel, 6’5 SG, Marshalltown

Matt Chitty, 6’4 F, Nevada

Sebit Kallio, 6’2 G, Des Moines Roosevelt

Tyler Cooney, Dallas Center-Grimes

Marco Balderas, 5’7 PG, South Hamilton

Sam Knoshaug, Des Moines Roosevelt

Caleb Lomica, 6’6 C, North Polk

Will Turner, 5’8 G, Gilbert


Notes: This will be Charles Young’s only elite team this offseason, but he’s packing a lot of punch into this one roster. A key addition was elite shot-blocker Caleb Lomica, he’s playing up a level — just a freshman last season — but with supreme length and lean strength he’ll be a difference-maker in the post defensively. John Herrick will anchor the wing, providing more immense length and size — another burgeoning wing is the rangy and slithery Sebit Kallio. Luke Appel should be able to provide some sharpshooting for the team, and slick point guard Marco Balderas will make sure his guys are being fed. Watch out for this Wolves squad.



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