The North Dakota Phenom will be in Sioux Falls this weekend playing in the Spring Jam. Who will the Phenom have when they play their games? PHD breaks it down.
The Schedule. The Phenom (coached by Alex Quist) has an eight game schedule that reads like this: Spring Jam (Sioux Falls this weekend), Prep Hoops Proving Grounds in the Twin Cities next weekend, the Prep Hoops Battle at the Lakes in the Twin Cities the second weekend in May, the Fury Shootout in the Twin Cities the third weekend in May, the Minnesota Showcase in Mankato in June, the Great Plains Alliance in St. Cloud at the end of June, the Summer Slam in Sioux Falls in July, and the D1 Summer Classic in July also in the Twin Cities.
The Team Goals. The Phenom hopes to see this group be patient offensively and grind defensively. The Phenom have a lot of guys who can make open shots so this team will need to play well together and move the ball to those shooters to have a chance at being successful with the schedule that they will play.
Jared Kallenbach – a 5-foot-11 point guard – Jamestown’s starting point guard this past season and helped lead them to a state tournament berth.
Ben Schmidt – a 6-foot combo guard – Started at the off guard spot and gave Saint Mary’s about 8 a game, while helping lead SMCHS to a state tournament berth.
Trapper Jacobs – a 6-foot-2 combo guard – All State guard for TLMM that averaged 24 points, 7 boards, and 4 assists, including a 50 point game this season. Team lost in regionals to a talented Shiloh Christian squad. Shoots the ball at a pretty high level.
Braden Zuroff – a 6-foot-1 shooting guard – Athletic guard for Glen Ullin – Hebron.
Mason Hedberg – a 6-foot-2 shooting guard – 17 points per game on the Class B runner up Bishop Ryan team.
Carter Moser – a 6-foot-3 wing from Jamestown – Scrappy defensive wing player. Missed this past season.
Kiir Mabor – a 6-foot-3 wing from Fargo South – All Conference player in the EDC that is a very athletic guard. Averaged 14.5 points and 4.5 rebounds a game making about half of his field goal attempts
Kody Schlengvogt – a 6-foot-4 power forward from Rolla – a 4 man who passes the ball well out of the high post.
Kobe Poitra – a 6-foot-4 2020 forward from Mandan – Did not see varsity minutes behind Mandan’s post rotation of Camren Steckler, Trae Steckler, and Elijah Klein, but may burst on to the season next year.
The Phenom have two other players battling injury that they hope to get back in June but right now that is uncertain.