Hardwood Classic (Kansas): Friday Standouts

Grassroots
Iowa

Posted On: 07/21/18 6:52 AM

Jake Hull, 6’4 SF (Iowa Intensity 16U)

What a performance this Grinnell small forward put together against Victory Ministry. We could tell from the start that he was onto something, Hull looked like a man among boys out there; grabbing all the rebounds and getting to the rim at will. Well, his long-ball was working, too, and he ended up with 41 points and eight 3-balls in a loss. It was the best individual performance we’ve seen this offseason.

 

AJ Wilkins, 5’11 G (Iowa Intensity 15U)

Another Grinnell standout, the rising sophomore did not miss a shot in the second half against BBA Force. He scored 15 points in that second half helping to keep the Kansas squad at bay.

 

 

Cole Watts, 5’11 G (Iowa Intensity 15U)

It was evident very early on that this active and well built rising sophomore was a key player for Intensity’s 15U unit. He’s a capable 3-point shooter and can score at the rim. Defensibly, he’s got good instincts.

 

 

Nathan Johnson, 6’6 SF (Kingdom Hoops-Mosley 17U)

The re-classed 2019 is having a strong July, and he was again one of the top players for Kingdom Hoops yesterday. The Mosley squad had a tough draw with two EYBL teams in their pool, but held their own against both. Johnson scored a team-high 16 points against Howard Pulley EYBL, including two 3-balls.

 

 

Michael Barkey, 6’1 G (Iowa Cornsharks 17U)

Wow, this kid was putting on a show in Kansas yesterday. We recently put together a top 10 dunkers in Iowa article and he could have easily made that list. He’s got some serious bounce and pairs it with immense length, when he jumps, he floats. That makes for some pretty effortless two-hand slams. He told me after the game that he graduated early and will play at Quakerdale Prep next season.

 

 

Arlo Stump, 5’8 G (Victory Ministry 16U)

He was the smallest guy on his team but he produced the most. Stump was aggressive out of the gate and was scoring at the rim in bunches against Iowa Intensity 16U. The second half he had more of an outside game going, that’s when the Missouri guard canned three of his four total 3-balls.

 

 

Rio Bingley, 5’8 G (KC Spurs White 17U)

He might be the smallest guy we’ve seen dunk this entire offseason. A 5-foot-8 guard, Bingley got an opportunity at the end of a blowout against Iowa Cornsharks to throw one down, and he rose up and got it done. If that wasn’t impressive enough, the smallest guy on the floor, Bingley, a Missouri guard, scored a game-high 15 points in a blowout win.

 

 

Courtland Scol, 6′ G (MOKAN Select 17U)

This Missouri guard is a bulldog, and he was showing time and again that he’s not afraid to take it to the rack and absorb some contact. All of his points came at or near the rim, and he was often finishing through the contact and getting to the line at will.