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Posted On: 06/17/16 9:33 PM
2018 Isaac Prewitt, Des Moines Christian (6’2 SG)
It’s clear that he’s ready to take on a Robin role to Ben Juhl’s Batman, and Prewitt was firing away often in the Lions’ early two point loss to Roosevelt. He’s a great shooter and has a knack for making the right play. When he shoots the opponent holds its breath.
2017 Ben Juhl, Des Moines Christian (6′ G)
It was very clear in this game — and throughout the day — that Juhl is a cut-above-the rest. He’s got a great feel for the game, and can be categorized as an elite shooter. His handle is tight enough to be an effective point guard, but he may be more impactful as an off-guard looking for spots to shoot. He’ got takeover capability and no lead is safe when he’s on the floor.
2017 Mhiyu Thomas, Roosevelt (6’4 F)
A strong, big, and skilled wing, Thomas is well-built but still quick, and can score from dribble-drive or from banging in the paint. After the game he said he considers himself a power forward, but he’s more of a slashing small forward, who can play in the post at this level if need be.
2018 Cade Moritz, Roosevelt (6’7 C)
When I walked into the gym, the first thing that caught my attention was seeing Cade Moritz — a Norwalk player — on the floor for Roosevelt. He dominated the game against Des Moines Christian, scoring 20 points and impacting the game on both ends of the floor. He and his father confirmed after the game that he has indeed transferred to Roosevelt.
2019 Jamie Spinks, Roosevelt (6’2 G)
The incoming sophomore was very impressive today, making big plays on both sides of the ball, but especially on the defensive end. He’s got some good size and great length, that coupled with a high motor make him a guy who will fill-up the stat sheet for the Riders next season.
2018 Marco Balderas, South Hamilton (5’8 PG)
Balderas is one of those guys that gets better and better with each passing month. It’s evident that he works hard to improve his game, and what was most striking today was his great passing and elite vision — he’s definitely become one of the best passers in the state. He’s also got skills defensively — he swiped several steals today — and was connecting well from deep.
2017 Collin Hill, South Hamilton (6’4 SF)
Whenever the (made-up) word Lebron’ing is used to describe your playing style, you must be doing something right. Hill was borderline dominant during the Hawks’ win over Dallas Center-Grimes. All 20 of his points came from bruising drives to the rim or from a nice assist from his point guard Balderas. His jumper may not be going in right now, but his strength, athleticism and high-motor make him one of 2017’s best.