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Posted On: 01/17/18 8:05 AM
A number of players across the Gem state have been filling up the stat sheets resulting in double-doubles while leading their teams to wins. Many of these players are some of the top in their respective classes as well, as PHID just recently updated our class by class rankings. Zeroing in on which players are most often registering double-doubles highlights prospects who are carrying their team and doing everything they can literally in order to find success.
Whether it be points and rebounds, or points and assists, there are a slew of guards, wings and post players that have caught our eye as double-double machines this season. In fact, a good place to look would be our weekly POTW candidates released every Sunday, as a number of our listed players each week have tallied double-doubles and earned POTW recognition as a result.
Below is a list of players who can or have had double-double success thus far this season. Look for these studs to continue their strong play and to put up even stronger numbers as the season intensifies this upcoming month.
Top Double-Double Machines
Max Rice, Bishop Kelly, 6’3, Guard
Michael Lycklama of the Idaho Statesman just released a look at the top statistical categories in 5A SIC and 4A SIC, it is of no surprise that Max Rice leads the 4A SIC in both scoring and rebounds so far this season. Rice currently is averaging 25.6 points and 10.1 rebounds per contest. In terms of scoring, Rice is roughly 6.0 points ahead of anyone, and 2.0 rebounds clear in that category. Rice has had to do some heavy lifting this season as Bishop Kelly has had to fight in order to find wins. BK is currently 5-6 and has dropped their last two games, they will need everything Rice can give down the stretch and we don’t doubt that he will provide his team with as much fire power as needed.
Austin Bolt, Borah, 6’4, Forward
Austin Bolt and his undefeated Borah Lions continue to amaze us as they keep stockpiling the wins and Bolt keeps chalking up impressive double-double performances. In fact, the last few times Bolt has been in our POTW conversation, the skilled big man for Borah has averaged a double-double. A 2020 prospect with room to grow his game even further, there is no ceiling on this young prospect as of right now. Most recent, Bolt finished with 18 points, 14 rebounds and 2 steals in his team’s win over Capital. It’s almost like a broken record with this talented player in terms of logging double-doubles.
Currently, Bolt is averaging 11.6 points and 12.6 rebounds per game. He leads all 5A SIC players in rebounds and it seems he can’t be stopped in the paint this season. We look forward to many more double-double performances from Bolt this season and for seasons to come.
Jake Pfennigs, Post Falls, 6’7, Forward
This Oregon State committed baseball prospect goes all out every time he laces them up on the basketball court it seems as he consistently leads Post Falls in scoring and rebounds on a game by game basis. Jake Pfennigs impressed a lot of people at the Tarkanian Classic in Las Vegas back in December as he averaged 23.6 points and 11.3 rebounds during his team’s three games and was named to the All-Tournament team as a result.
His long frame helps Pfennigs get into position and snatch away rebounds with ease and he will undoubtedly continue his monster lines as Post Falls progresses more into the season.
Kevin Wiest, Twin Falls Christian Academy, 6’0, Senior
In 12 games played, Kevin Wiest is averaging 22.1 points and 10.8 rebounds per game for TFCA. With numbers like his, the high impact guard has to crack our list here for double-double machines. Despite playing against the smaller competition in which Wiest does, it is still impressive to see this kind of output. A tremendous senior season thus far and we expect Wiest to keep it going.
Slade Dill, Dietrich, 6’6, Forward
When it comes to double-doubles there is perhaps no more consistent player in the state than Slade Dill. Just last week he was again putting up consecutive double-doubles in wins over Castleford and and nail biter 55-54 win over Declo. The win past Declo avenged his team’s only loss this season as his father Wayne Dill has coached the Blue Devils to a great start thus far. Look for Dill to keep being the leader in both points and rebounds, while sometimes going crazy with blocks as he continues his excellent senior year.
Garrett White, North Idaho Christian, 6’4, Guard/Forward
It’s difficult to quantify exactly what Garrett White is doing for North Idaho Christian as his numbers are absolutely insane this season. Regardless, one can’t ignore his output and he cracks this list of walking double-double machines. White has had ridiculous games including a number of double-double performances and in fact is a triple-double threat as well on any given night. In 13 games he is averaging a blistering 27.3 points per contest. Anytime you look up a box score for NIC you’ll be sure to see the senior 6’4 wing stuffing the sheet.
Any Given Moment Double-Double Players
Brayden Parker, Preston, 6’8, Center
Michael Ure, Ririe, 6’6, Forward
Amoro Lado, Vallivue, 6’2, Guard
Garrett Hawkes, North Fremont, 6’2, Guard
Michael Davis, Columbia, 6’4, Guard/Forward
Jalen Galloway, Mountain View, 6’6, Forward
Kong Ajang, Genesis Prep, Forward
Paul Yenor, Ambrose, 6’2, Guard