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Posted On: 03/23/18 12:00 PM
Hiawatha, Iowa — Last weekend, Prep Hoops headed to Hiawatha, Iowa and got the chance the check out some of the top talent Eastern Iowa has to offer. After several games that culminated in a top-20 showcase, these guys were picked out of a talented group of 60-plus players as the best of the bunch.
Nick Hansel, 2020 G/F (Cedar Rapids Xavier)
We were impressed with Hansel last season at the Future Stars showcase and again at out Prep Hoops Expo inn the fall. So, we’re not surprised he was a again a standout last weekend. Good size and a sweet stroke are highlights of his game. And his handles are improving.
Matthew Jordebreck, 2019 PF (Cedar Rapids Xavier)
Toughness and effort will get you a long was in high school hoops, especially when your 6’6 and have some nice athleticism to pair. Jordebreck possessed all of the above last Saturday, and should see some vital minutes with a Xavier team that will reload next season.
Trey Campbell, 2022 G/F (Cedar Falls)
Just an eight-grader, Campbell is already 6’3 and has some serious length to boot. We’re convinced he’s one of the better middle-school ballers in the state right now. And the future is very bright for this future Cedar Falls Tigers wing.
Alex McAleer, 2020 F (Central Dewitt)
Although we never saw him dominate, it’s already known and was clear that McAleer was one of the best players at the event. His size and wing-span alone make him a threat, and his ability to rebound and put the ball on the deck are big reasons why he’s a top-20 player in Iowa’s 2020 class.
Keegan Murray, 2019 SG (Cedar Rapids Prairie)
Keegan and his brother Kris had just gotten back from a Mexico trip, so maybe their springiness and alertness wasn’t 100 percent on Saturday. And still, they were able to make an impact more than most. Former McDonald’s All-American and Iowa Hawkeyes wing Kenyon Murray is the father, and he’s been talking to several D1 programs about his 6’5 sharpshooting sons.
Caleb Delzell, 2020 F (Camanche)
The 6’6 stretch-four averaged 9.3 points and 6.3 rebounds for Camanche last season as a sophomore, and canned 43 3s in the process. He’s active, confident and boasts some good size with a versatile set of skills. Delzell is certainly one to keep an eye on.
Nick Reid, 2020 SF (Central City)
What a smooth stroke this 6’5 wing possesses. He was one of 1A’s best sophomores last season, while averaging team-bests 18.3 points and 8.3 rebounds per game, and we see why. With that size and that stroke, college coaches may be eager to recruit the Wildcats youngster, soon.