Kings of the Court: Saturday Standouts

Grassroots
Iowa

Posted On: 05/20/18 7:53 AM

Trey Hutcheson, 6’5 SG (Martin Brothers 17U)

The best player we saw today at the tourney, Hutcheson is always a threat to score in bunches. He’s a refined shooter with great length and good enough size to guard several positions. Defensively, he blocked a shot by pinning it against the backboard. The Linn-Mar wing picked up an offer from D1 Air Force on Saturday.

 

 

Cole Henry, 6’9 PF (Martin Brothers 17U)

The Oskaloosa combo-forward had a big day, and his already stellar game continues to improve. He’s got some nice life for a guy his size, and his baseline dunk where he came from side of the rim and slammed one home on the other side was the best jam of the day. It was an impressive flush. He ended the 20 point mercy-rule beat-down of Iowa Mavericks-Gosnell with a pretty 3-ball.

 

 

Ben Sernett, 6’1 SG (Iowa Mavericks-Schlabaugh 16U)

Cedar Falls won a Class 4A state title last season, and the more we’re out and about this offseason, the more it seems the Tigers will be sticking around the top for awhile. Sernett canned six 3-balls in our viewing of him, and proved to be a heady guard that could blow-by and get to the rack when opponents were aggressively closing out on him.

 

 

Nick Pepin, 5’10 PG (Martin Brothers 16U)

This Iowa City West point guard was sensational during Martin Brothers’ win over Minnesota Heat-Moberg, scoring a game-high 14 and controlling tempo throughout. Pepin plays with a high-motor and has plenty of skill to pair. He can score by the deep ball or at the rim, and can be a pest defensively.

 

 

Dylan Decklever, 6’2 G (Iowa Mavericks-Schlabaugh 16U)

A guy that we first say earlier this spring at the FutureStars Showcase, Decklever could have a breakout season at Linn-Mar next winter as a junior. His passing skills are top-notch, and his defensive instincts are a strength. Offensively, he flashed a pretty hesitation move to get an open look at the rim. The ceiling is high for this Class of 2020 prospect.

 

 

Derek Krogmann, 6’6 PF (Martin Brothers 17U)

He scores in bunches almost every time we see him, and that spans three years now. The lengthy lefty is hard to stop at the rim, and despite being a tad undersized for a big-man, the length and the left-handed approach paired with a super quick release at the rim make a recipe for tons of buckets. He flashed a nice mid-range game , too.

 

 

Willie Guy, 5’10 G (Iowa Mavericks-Gosnell 17U)

Perhaps nobody impressed us more today than this well-built and athletic combo-guard. We knew he was a sniper, Guy canned 63 3s last season, that was the fourth-most in Class 4A. Today, though, he was aggressively attacking the rim, especially early in his team’s game against Martin Bros, and was doing so very effectively. He’s supremely quick, strong and a versatile offensive threat.

 

 

Trayvon Williams, 6’3 G (Kingdom Hoops-Mosley 17U)

When he goes into attack mode he can be virtually unstoppable, and that’w what he was for a stretch against Martin Brothers. When he’s coming at you, his speed and athleticism are almost always overwhelming for the opponent, and he’ll get to the rim in a hurry, that’s where all of his buckets came from on Saturday in our viewing if him. He scored a team-high 16 points against MB. Williams is one of the state’s best perimeter defenders, too.