Posted On: 01/9/17 4:14 PM
Each week countless impressive performances occur around the state; we’re using this weekly article to highlight them. We’ll scan twitter and quikstats nightly for triple-doubles, 40-point games, and other eye-opening individual outputs and showcase 10 of them per week right here.
Hilmer is a frequent nominee for this list, and we’re guessing he’s probably made it more than anyone in the state the past two seasons. Those 16 assists are a season high in Iowa, we won’t be surprised if Hilmer tops it before the season ends, though.
This youngster makes the list not only because he had a great shooting performance, but because it was his first-ever varsity experience. He attempted 12 shots in the game, all from beyond the arc, and connected on nine of them.
There’s been a representative from Grand View Christian on this list seemingly every week, and this time it’s 6’5 power forward Montes. He’s a big-bodied post, who can hit a mid-range and whose dad played on the Mexican National Team. The future is bright for this sophomore.
Sweers is averaging 20 points and 8.9 rebounds per game, and he leads his team in points, rebounds, steals, blocks and assists. So ya , he’s having a great senior season — and this was his best game so far.
Any time a guy records a triple a double, he’s likely to be on this list. We didn’t know much about the 6’1 junior before this game, but he certainly has our attention now.
What a special line from a player that is getting more ink than almost anyone else this season. There’s not many guys out there that can shoot like Weiland does from deep while being a shot-blocking menace. Oh, and the 18 rebounds are nice too.
He’s having a nice season, averaging 15.9 points per game on some fantastic shooting percentages. But he really kicked it up a notch last Saturday night in a win over Nodaway Valley. The 45 points is the the seventh highest scoring output in Iowa this season.
We saw him play on Friday at Norwalk and came away quite impressed. Then, on Saturday, he erupted for 33 points and 17 rebounds. He’s a tall and long wing with some nice skill – look for him to make a high debut in the 2018 rankings next month.
Just a freshman, Foster has offers from Iowa, Creighton and Iowa State. We saw him Friday night and he showed flashes of brilliance, then on Saturday he swatted 11 shots – a season-high in Iowa. His wing-span is tremendous; Foster will block hundreds of more shots before his high school career is done.
There’s a handful of guys that are becoming mainstays on these lists, and Arkema is one of them. Often when we see guys score 35 or more points, they’ll have a low assists numbers – so the fact that Arkema dished out nine of them, is most impressive.