Posted On: 04/11/18 12:00 PM
Teams from all over the Midwest converged on Ames last weekend at the All Iowa Attack-hosted Super 16. Adidas squad Omaha Sports Academy took home 16U and 17U titles, while host squad All Iowa Attack Red took home the 15U title. There was certainly plenty of talent showcased on Championship Sunday, here’s some of the best forwards we saw.
6’7 PF, 2021
It was when he took control of the 15U title game, precisely when his team needed him the most, that was the best part of the day for Winkel. And this is a guy who had several slams, more than any other player we saw. He’s a very, very good rebounder, and will corral anything within range; he was scoring adeptly and often from his slew of o-boards.
6’6 PF, 2021
A tough and strong big-man, Drew is working to develop an ability to put the ball on the deck and shoot an outside J, but for now, he’s best as a gritty force in the paint. It was plain to see why he was able to have such a breakout freshman season with 3A Ballard this past winter.
6’6 F, 2020
He was the best player of a loaded 16U Attack squad during a finals loss to OSA adidas. McCullough is one of the more versatile threats in the 2020 class; he’s the tallest guy on his team, and he plays the big-man role well. The tall and rangy forward was blocking shots and controlling the glass all day. He’s a capable wing, too — certainly an intriguing college prospect.
6’4 SF, 2020
Angelo’s older brother, Cade is more of a small forward, and was spotted doing a little bit of everything for his Attack squad on Sunday. He’s a capable 3-point threat, and sees the floor well; his passing is certainly a strong suit. The brother duo (along with 2019 TJ Schnurr and others) has a great shot to help lead Bishop Garrigan to a 1A state tourney next season.
6’7 F, 2019
He picked up right where he left off at the state tournament last month. And it was a reverse jam as time was fleeting out in overtime that gave his Attack squad a one point lead. OSA would go on to hit a game-winning bucket just seconds later, but Samake almost had the coolest game-winner we’ve ever seen.
This Issa Samake reverse jam + foul just gave Attack 17U the lead over OSA adidas late in OT pic.twitter.com/3QnZFRUAZi
— TJ Rushing (@TjRushing) April 8, 2018
6’5 F, 2019
A combo-forward, Crile put in three deep balls in the first half against Iowa Elite. And was later showcasing some good ol fashioned back-to-the-basket post moves. He had a decent junior season at 3A Fairfield last season; and could be a guy who averages a double-double (points, rebounds) next season, in addition to being the team’s best 3-point threat.
6’4 F, 2019
Like his Pump N Run teammate, Crile, Zeglen was showcasing an inside/outside game of his own. He canned a pair of 3-balls in the first half against Iowa Elite 17U, and was scoring adeptly from inside the arc, too. We’ll look for him to have a much-increased role for Mount Pleasant next year as a senior.