Posted On: 04/30/18 2:47 PM
Hoover’s got a chance to, again, be really good next season (shocker, right?), and Hosea Treadwell will be vital to the team’s success.
The 6-foot-2 guard has been with the Huskies’ varsity since his freshman season, and after missing his entire sophomore campaign because of an ACL injury, Treadwell came back strong last season as a junior.
Treadwell is known for his ability to hit a deep ball, he’s one of the Iowa’s most confident shooters, and can hit from well beyond the arc. Now, he’s working to enhance his body, and further improve his jumper.
“I’ve just been working on my explosiveness, my legs, getting stronger in the weight-room, upper-body and my arms and stuff,” said Treadwell.
“And I want to get my jump-shot more pure.”
As a junior, Treadwell helped lead the Huskies to a 19-win season, and averaged 12 points and four rebounds while doing so.
“I had the role to score, I feel like I could have scored more, but it is what it is. I’m just going to get into the lab try and get better now,” said Treadwell.
Next year, he’ll lead a stable of guards that will make up one of the better backcourts in the state; one that includes Adam Jackson, Kenny Quinn and Manny Austin.
“For the first time, I’m going to be the leader of the team, so we’re going to see how that goes,” said Treadwell. “I’m just going to try and lead my team as far as we can go.”
But first, he’ll spend the rest of his spring and summer with Kingdom Hoops-Mosley 17U. One of the better teams in the Midwest.
“We have a lot of talent on this team, and my role is to get everyone involved, make the right play, hit the shots when they’re open,” said Treadwell “We’re trying to win a bunch of games and compete with every team, no matter what their name is.”
On a team that is likely to make deep runs at each event they attend, Treadwell will certainly get the chance to play in front of plenty of college coaches this offseason.
He’s hoping that leads to a spike in recruitment.
“The goal for me is to get a D1 offer, multiple if I can. Air Force has been recruiting me, Wayne State has, Grand View has sent me letters. That’s about it,” said Treadwell.
“I’m just excited to go wherever basketball takes me.”
Hosea Treadwell is ranked by Prep Hoops as a top 50 prospect in his class. To see the full ranking of Iowa’s 2019 class, click here.