Posted On: 01/30/17 12:56 PM
The junior point guard went nuts in three games last week for Bulldogs. His crown jewel was a 41 point, seven 3-pointer performance in a narrow loss to Paton-Churdan. But he stayed hot; during the three-game week he averaged 26 points on 52 percent shooting (56 3FG%), 6.7 rebounds, 6 assists and 3.3 steals per game.
His stock continues to rise, and after a strong summer with Iowa Pump ‘N Run last summer, he’s put together a sensational sophomore season. It came to a boil last week in three Tigers wins when the 6-foot-3 sophomore averaged 30 points, 7.3 rebounds, 3 assists and 2.7 steals. Dude dropped 40 points on Cardinal, Eldon on Tuesday night.
We knew Rasmussen could ball, and he’s been splendid while leading the Cyclones the past two seasons. Last week, in two more Harlan triumphs, he was especially splendid, averaging 28 points, 4.5 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 steals in the wins.
There’s a reason why this lengthy 6-foot-7 forward will be walking on with Division I South Dakota State next season; he’s very good. Last week encapsulated what Dentlinger is capable of, utter dominance on both sides of the ball. He averaged 20.7 points on 69 percent shooting, 14 rebounds and 3.3 blocks per game.
Though North Polk has been a bit underwhelming this season, it appears its heating up at the right time. The Comets won two games last week, and have won three out of their last four after a 0-7 start. It’s no coincidence that Lomica has started to heat up as the winning has started; in the two wins last week he averaged 16.5 points on a remarkable 82 percent shooting, 9 rebounds and 4 blocks per game.