Midwest Live! (Omaha): Sunday Standouts Part II

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Iowa

Posted On: 04/24/18 12:00 PM

Dante Eldridge, 5’9 PG (Iowa Dynasty 17U)

Easily the best player on the floor during Iowa Dynasty’s narrow loss to Minnesota Heat on Sunday afternoon, this Iowa City West guard just has a knack for getting buckets and good feel for the game. He moved here from Boston two years ago, and didn’t play AAU ball last summer, so his recruitment has yet to rev up. College coaches will want to see him before the summer is up.

 

Jacob Klein, 6′ G (Iowa Dynasty 17U)

Another Iowa City West guy who is showcasing his skills this spring with Iowa Dynasty 17U. Klein is a wiry and athletic guard who can light it up from deep. Also striking, is his effort and effectiveness defensively, especially on the ball.

 

 

Vasko Novakovic, 6’4 G/F (All Iowa Attack Black 16U)

He did not see the floor with the varsity as a sophomore at Waterloo West, and we’re not exactly sure why. What we do know, is that whenever we see the good-sized wing play in the offseason, he plays very well. There’s no reason, skill-wise, that he shouldn’t see the floor and flourish with the Wahawks the next two seasons.

 

 

Mason Storey, 6’1 G (Iowa Cornsharks Select 17U)

Perhaps a bit of an unsung hero during the Cornsharls remarkable beat-down of an athletic and big 43 Hoops (Minneapolis) squad, Storey was certainly vital in the win. His three first half 3s kept the ‘Sharks alive, and he was able to control the ball well and stay hot in the second half to help secure the win.

 

 

Jameson Sexton, 6’2 SG (Minnesota Heat-Lang 16U)

This Minnesota guard got as hot as we saw anyone get last weekend, and he did so when his team needed it most. He hit 3-ball after 3-ball in the second half of a tightly contested title game against All Iowa Attack 16U Black, and within seemingly the blink of an eye the game went from tied to Heat up 10. It was a dizzying display of shooting by the Mound Westonka sophomore.

 

 

Lance Hughes, 6′ PG (Iowa Cornsharks Select 17U)

This is the second Greene Country guard we’re writing about this weekend, so things are looking up for the Rams. Hughes didn’t post big numbers last winter as a junior, but he is certainly a smooth player with some excellent court-vision. He anticipated and zipped a one-hand no-look pass to a teammate through traffic right at the hoop for one of the better passes we saw all weekend.

 

Daveontae Davis, 6’3 G/F (43 Hoops 17U)

A top-75 prospect in Minnesota’s 2019 class, this St. Paul Central wing was everywhere for 43 Hoops against the ‘Sharks on Sunday afternoon. He was shooting it well, and with a big, sturdy frame was able to bully smaller guards inside the arc. He’s got some lift, too — certainly a scholarship-level college hoops prospect.