Posted On: 09/11/18 8:21 PM
To start our season previews, we will first be looking at the best returning duos and trios in each class. To start, we kick it off with Part I of the top returning senior duos. This list is in no particular order, be on the lookout for Part II.
Dawand Jones and Jalen Windham (Ben Davis)
These two guys have been improving every year since they entered the program. Jones is a 6’9 center who has really taken off in the last few months in terms of development and is poised for a breakout year. He has five offers to his name and hopes to utilize his scoring and rebounding ability to impact the team this year. Windham has one of the best frames in the state, and elite shooting ability from deep. These two compliment each other as they can beat you from anywhere. Windham has seven offers to date with that list expected to grow through the year.
Simon Banks and Spencer Reist (Brebeuf)
Banks and Reist are going to be the scoring behind Brebeuf’s offense this year. Banks is a guard who has the ability to score the ball in so many different ways. He can take it to the basket or can hit it from deep. Banks has started to bring intense aggressiveness to his game as well. Reist is a guy who can throw it in from anywhere, especially from behind the arc. He is getting better at driving the ball, but is a true threat from deep.
Craig Young and Demarea Dial (Fort Wayne Wayne)
Young and Dial play two different spots on the floor. Young is a wing who mostly plays on the inside due to his strength. He has a nice mid range jumper and eventually he will start to move out away from the basket. Dial is a guard who loves to run with the ball and create in the open floor. He has a lot of skill, he just needs to polish it up for his stock to take off.
Noah Smith and Aaron Etherington (HSE)
Etherington and Smith compliment each other very well when they play together. Smith is a defensive stalwart and he is starting to put it together on the offensive end. His jumper is starting to connect a little bit more and once that happens, it will open up a lot for him. Etherington is a wing who is able to create for himself and make shots. He should start being a little more aggressive this year which will push his scoring totals even higher.
Hank Pulver and Sawyer Stoltz (Huntington North)
Pulver and Stoltz are a great forward duo for Huntington North as they are similar types of players. Both can shoot it from the outside and are starting to be able to drive with the ball off the perimeter. Both have strength which help them on defense as well as being very long. This is one of the best forward duos in the state and they will cause havoc against undersized teams throughout the year.