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Posted On: 09/17/18 2:52 PM
The Prep Hoops Top 250 Expo has now concluded. After a great event with tremendous basketball talent, it’s time to go back over what prospects really stood out. One of the easiest ways to do that is by consistently shooting the ball at an efficient rate. It is impossible to run an offense without proper spacing. Which is obtained by having quality shooters on the floor. Here is a look at some of the best shooters at the Top 250 Expo that could provide spacing for any collegiate team.
Tayt Birnesser 6’3′ G/W Columbus Grove High School
Birnesser’s shot from the 3-point line was deadly on Sunday, in particularly on spot up poessions. While also flashing the ability to shoot the ball off slight movement and with deadly range. He has the ability to put the ball on the floor as well. The pull up shot should come in time, but the 6’3″, 185 pound Sophomore looks like he will have zero problems transitioning to the college three point line already.
Birnesser is a three sport athlete playing football and baseball as well. As a freshman, Birnesser played on the varsity team and produced well. Showing off the ability to be a 3-point marksman with range similar to Sunday. He will be a player to track from Northwestern Ohio in the upcoming years.
Aidan Noyes 6’5″ W Archbishop Moeller High School
Noyes is a lengthy sophomore that appears to be comfortable pulling up from mid range and showing off his natural touch. His height combined with his elevation on his pull up jump shot, make his attempts hard to contest even for good perimeter defenders. Noyes appears to be a solid complimentary offensive player that can attack closeouts with a one or two dribble pull and knock down spot up three’s on a consistent basis.
Playing on the freshman team last season at Moeller, Noyes appears to be ready for a larger role this upcoming season. Listed in the underclassmen awards, his performance caught a ton of attention on Sunday. Look for Noyes to continue this production and interest moving forward.
Conner Maciag 6’3″ G Pickerington Central High School
Maciag caught fire on Sunday from the 3-point line. With an array of quick and distinct dribble moves, Maciag was able to get his pull up shot off. More importantly, knocking shots down against any defender he faced. He really flourished in transition settings, where he could make plays for his teammates with a creative passing style.
The class of 2020 guard will have an uphill battle for minutes this season with all of the outstanding talent Pickerington Central has returning. Maciag has no shortage of talent either, and definitely deserves collegiate interest from Division 3 schools. This instant offense scorer must find opportunities to get eyes on him if he does not play major high school minutes in his junior season.