Posted On: 04/22/18 12:00 PM

PrepHoopsIllinois recently caught up with Metea Valley small forward Ethan Helwig who is a top 25 prospect in the 2019 class.  The wing is a thin kid that has some length.  Plays well in the open floor scoring in transition. .  Acceleration with the ball in his hands.  Needs to add more strength to consistently finish better in the paint.  Low-major prospect.

How was his high school season?

“We had some ups and downs throughout the whole season.  We ended up being 7-1 at home which is really good.  Our conference is known as being one of the best in the state.  We beat Wheaton South at home.  All together it was a great experience.  I got to play with four great seniors which made it fun.”

What improved the most as a junior?

“I think my attitude got better.  I used to whine for calls, but my coach has been talking about how he would take me out every time I do that.  I averaged 17 points and 6 rebounds during the season.”

When looking at his game what are his strengths?

“I can shoot the ball pretty well.  That is my strongest point of my game.  I can go to the rim.”

Nothing significant on the recruiting trail right now for Helwig.  Expect that to pick up as he plays with the Illinois Stars 17U this spring.