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Posted On: 09/10/18 7:40 PM
The Top 250 Expo this weekend in Burnsville was a success in the fact that it solidified our thoughts on many known prospects and uncovered new players that colleges will be on the lookout for during their winter campaigns. Here are some of the top guard performances at the event.
James Sommer (G, 6-3, 2020, Cristo Rey Jesuit) – Sommer kicked off gameplay Sunday morning by displaying how easy it is for him to get to comfortable shots all over the floor. His elevation was crisp, the stroke was smooth, and he ventured into the lane for contact scores too. Poised for a big scoring year at CRJ.
Gavin Vosika (PG, 5-9, 2020, BOLD) – The walking triple-double from western MN was silently effective in all facets—slicing to the rim, knocking down open shots from the arc, and distributing to open teammates.
Domenik Block (SG, 6-2, 2019, Park of Cottage Grove) – Block was his usual physical self, playing with effort all day and doing the little things that a lot of others wouldn’t be so inclined to do (rebound every possession, sit in a stance and defend, fight for willful scores in the paint).
Zac Centers (SG, 6-2, 2019, Mahtomedi) – Centers is a smooth two-guard with good size who knows himself and where his most efficient spots are. Rarely did I see him take a shot that wasn’t a good one within his rhythm.
Michael Gravelle (PG, 5-8, 2020, St. Cloud Apollo) – The fiery lead guard from SCA has always played against bigger and older competition with a bulldog mentality and Sunday was no different, staying aggressive with his dribble and creating looks with separation.
Tait Nelson (PG, 5-9, 2020, St. Anthony) – It’s a patience and read game from Nelson every time he runs an offense. I love his probing ability to find advantages within the halfcourt. He also played off the ball and knocked down a couple long jumpers spotting up. Promising stuff.
Sam Nissen (PG, 6-1, 2019, Prior Lake) – He has pro-level open shot-making ability, I am not kidding you. Leave Sam open from deep and it’s going in, his muscle memory from downtown is second to none and I have no problem saying he’s one of the best three shooters in Minnesota.
Miles Vinson (PG, 6-0, 2019, Osseo) – Miles hit a couple jumpers that were just plain difficult on Sunday and he looked totally comfortable taking them. Off the bounce, hand in the face, fadeaway, it didn’t matter his location; the shots went in. Productive day for the Osseo guard.
Tommy Chatman (G, 6-4, 2019, Park Center) – Another day of hoops, another day for Tommy Chatman to prove again he’s a top NSIC prospect at both guard spots. His athleticism combines with his elite playmaking ability to get a win over a defender on a majority of possessions. His shot selection is effortless as if it’s been a trained instinct from early on. He’ll be the focal point of the uber-talented Park Center guard group and is a tough matchup with his versatility offensively.