Posted On: 04/22/18 1:00 PM
COUNCIL BlUFFS — Team Iowa Red, Iowa Pump ‘N Run and Kingdom Hoops were all in action Saturday at the Iowa West Fieldhouse, playing in Day 2 of Midwest Live!, where PHIA was to take in all the play. For Part I of our notes, click here. Here’s Part II:
2019 G Imanuel Rowland, 6’2, Team Iowa Red (Cedar Rapids): Very quick with the ball and possesses a smooth, clean release on his 3-point shot.
2019 G Logan Rashid, 5’7, Iowa Pump ‘N Run Gold (Fort Madison): One of the day’s top performers, Rashid was ultra-aggressive, pushing the pace very time he got a rebound or an outlet pass. While he was playing fast, he wasn’t rushed. He was good getting to the rim, but also showed the ability to pull up and deliver on his jumper off the bounce.
2019 F Noah Guillaume, 6’8, Iowa Pump ‘N Run Gold (Mount Vernon): Meticulous and fundamental with his footwork, Guillaume was very effective near the rim.
2019 G Will Turner, 6’0, Kingdom Hoops – Mosley (Ames): The Little Cyclone is a really strong shooter, especially of the catch. He’s a plus-ballhandler as well, playing fast but in control. Defensively, he was really good on the ball, locking up his opponent.
2019 F Nathan Johnson (2018), 6’7, Kingdom Hoops – Mosley (Waukee): The senior did most of his damage in transition, getting out in the open court and throwing down dunks. He’s slated to attend Hargrave Military Academy in the fall.
2019 F Aguek Deng, 6’7, Kingdom Hoops – Mosley (WDM Valley): Long and athletic, Deng knows how to block shots and run the floor well. He didn’t get a lot of opportunities offensively, but when his teammates served him up alley-oops, he flushed them.
2019 PG Derek Emelifeonwu, 6’3, Kingdom Hoops – Mosley (WDM Valley): The Australian transplant has plenty of game. His true talent looks to be as a floor general – getting his teammates going and involved. He’s got nice handles and a solid 3-point shot.
2019 PG Hosea Treadwell, 6’3, Kingdom Hoops – Mosley (DM Hoover): Treadwell is a steady 3-point shooter thanks to his smooth, consistent and repeatable jump-shooting stroke.
2019 PG Adam Jackson, 5’9, Kingdom Hoops – Stinson (DM Hoover): Jackson was offensively dominant as any player Saturday. He’s incredibly quick, deceptively strong and has great body control – both as he’s driving to the hoop and in the air making adjustments around the rim. He got to the rim at will and typically finished well. He got tons of buckets, though one critique would be he could create for teammates more frequently.
2019 G/F Arturo Montes, 6’4, Kingdom Hoops – Stinson (Ankeny): Montes was very active, involved all over the court. He pulled down offensive rebounds, got out in the open court and played with active hands defensively. High-IQ player as well that utilized head fakes very well.
2019 PG Marcus Edwards, 5’7, Kingdom Hoops – Stinson (DM Hoover): A real quick-twitch player that got into the teeth of the defense and had the vision to find teammates for easy baskets.
2020 G Matt Ockey, 5’11, Kingdom Hoops Elite 1 (Gilbert): The Gilbert Tiger did well defensively, clogging up passing lanes and helping off the ball. Offensively, he connected from distance frequently.
2020 G Jared Mattley, 6’1, Kingdom Hoops Elite 1 (Papillion, Neb.): Mattley had a fantastic day. His ability to shoot off the dribble was as good as I’ve seen from a 16U player in some time. He could pull up, shoot off a nifty crossover and finish at the rim. Strong handles, too.
2020 Antonio Alzheimer, 6’0, Kingdom Hoops Elite 1 (Des Moines): Was at his best in transition in the open court, displaying superior ballhandling and decision-making skills.