Posted On: 04/27/18 10:56 AM

Every Child’s Important (ECI) out of North Dakota will make the short trip to the Prep Hoops Proving Grounds LIVE event in Minneapolis this weekend. The tournament field is loaded with talent, especially at the 15U level.

The biggest strengths for ECI is they can really shoot the ball. When this group gets hot from three-point range, look out. Running the fast break in transition is also a strength of ECI.

Ian Ely 2021 GuardРHe is a deadeye three-point shooter. Ely really leads this team on the floor vocally. Defensively, Ely gives opponents headaches.

Jacob Hilgeman 2021 Guard– Hilgeman is the go-to lockdown defender for ECI. On offense, he penetrates the paint well with strong finishes around the bucket.

Will Obioha 2021 Post– Obioha is a very athletic big. He cleans up the glass very well and is paint presence on offense. The great motor of Obioha will get coaches attention. He can face up his opponents and score the basketball.

“This team is playing together for their first year but has a lot of talent,” said Lucas Moorman. “They are still learning to play together. The majority of these kids played JV or varsity at their respective schools.”

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