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Posted On: 08/6/18 2:39 PM
The Ames High Little Cyclones are experiencing an influx of talent coming through the ranks right now, 5-foot-10 point guard Casey Mumm is part of that bunch.
A team that will have two Division I prospects next season, rising senior Japannah Kellogg and freshman-to-be Tamin Lipsey, Mumm says he’ll likely be more of a pass-first guy for Ames next season as a sophomore.
He got some good experience playing that role this past spring and summer with arguably Iowa’s best 15U team, All Iowa Attack.
“I’m more of a pass-first player, especially with my AAU team with Karson (Sharar) and Connor (Drew) and Angelo (Winkel), who can all really score,” said Mumm. “I like to shoot 3s, I need to get better at finishing in the paint around the rim. But I’d say my main strengths are passing and shooting the 3-ball.”
That Attack squad ended the season red-hot, advancing deep into several tournaments this summer, and winning some others.
“We started the season off a little slow, and after the high school break we kicked it up and started playing together and as a team,” said Mumm. “And we really started dominating then,”
Mumm added: “I think I really improved at making that one extra pass and getting my teammates open, and just sharing the ball a little more.”
Between playing with that Attack squad, and now playing with what is sure to be one of the CIML’s toughest outs next season, Ames, Mumm is going to be a guy that racks up a lot of Ws over the next three years.
After playing some with the Little Cyclones’ varsity last season, he’ll be a key piece this season as a sophomore.
“It was a good experience and I really enjoyed my first year of high school ball, and I got a little bit of minutes at the end of the year with the varsity. Mostly, I played with my sophomore team, which was good,” said Mumm.
“This year, we’ll be good, with Tamin and Japannah, and we’re looking to make it to state hopefully.”