First Look: Southwest Rebels 2019 – O’Neall


Posted On: 04/2/18 6:00 PM

With the end of the high school season fast approaching, we began our AAU previews at the start of March and now we have begun the look at rosters. Rosters and teams are starting to take shape and we are getting more and more everyday. This one, is a look at Southwest Rebels 2019 coached by Ryan O’Neall.

4 Ben Pirtle 6’0 SG 2019 Sullivan
11 Evan Slover 5’9 PG 2019 Linton Stockton
22 AJ Sipes 6’1 SG 2019 Bloomfield
9 Tucker Hayes 6’0 SG 2019 Linton Stockton
23 Andrew Shelton 6’3 SF 2019 Bloomfield
20 Mitchell Birch 6’0 PG 2019 Bloomfield
34 Jayce Skinner 6’5 PF 2019 Eastern Greene

Roster Breakdown: Unlike the other Southwest Rebels 2019 team, this team is full of guards. They have the potential to run with the ball and fill up the scorebook really fast. Tucker Hayes is one of the best shooters in southern Indiana and on this team he will be able to showcase that. Ben Pirtle and Evan Slover will be able to play really good three and D basketball at the two guard spots.

Guy You Have To Watch: Evan Slover (Linton Stockton)

Slover is a small lead guard but really knows how to use his body to make plays. His jumper is something that he can start to rely on, he just needs to be a little more aggressive in picking his spots. He could take over a game if he wanted to by playing great defense and then making shots on the offensive end. Slover is a guy that you have to see this summer.

Best Bet To End Up Breaking Out: Tucker Hayes (Linton Stockton)

Hayes is a knock down shooter and will be able to stick on a roster at the next level. He can get his shot off without much space and he is a hard worker. Hayes showed the ability to play solid on both ends watching him in this past high school season. This summer he should be close to the number one scoring option on this team which will lead him to garnering some more college looks. He has the ability to fill it up as fast as anyone in the state.

Who Should Be Watching: D3

Most of these guys will be D3 level players and nothing more but a couple could go NAIA. Guys like Hayes and Jayce Skinner could have a season this summer that pushes them apart from the rest of the group. I could see a scenario where these guys all end up getting a few NAIA looks but for the most part they will be looked at the most by D3 teams, not something to be ashamed about.