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Posted On: 10/10/18 4:47 PM
Every year the Colorado Chaos holds an event where top prospects are able to put their talent on display for college coaches, the Rocky Mountain Fall Showcase. It’s a showcase that has a freshman game all the way to Seniors competing for bragging rights and also to showcase what they have in front of college coaches. Here are the top players from the 2021 class.
Skylar Wilson- Eaglecrest
Skylar flat out put on a show Saturday afternoon, the surprise standout looked comfortable playing amongst the top players in his class and showed that he belongs. He surely looked the part as one of the best in the class and had 20 points on the day. He showed that he can knock down the 3-ball as well as finish in the paint. He had three big dunks and turned heads. Alongside Ty Robinson teams will have their hands full trying to stop one of the stronger backcourts in the state.
Garrett should see a huge jump in minutes this upcoming season with Thunder Ridge losing key guards to graduation and just the overall work and maturation of his game. He is poised and under control and in the game he played at a high level which impacted the game. He doesn’t shoot many shots but he generates so much offense as he is best with the ball in his hands and it appears to be comfortable. He constantly had his head on a swivel and found the holes in the defense. When he penetrates he has some of the best court vision at this age and understands the right place to be where he either makes the right pass or attacks.
Luke Hladky– Gillette
Luke may have been the surprise standout of the day as far as he controlled the game and made the defense play to his game. He controlled everything without having to do too much and generated so much attention with his movement. He showed pure playmaking abilities from any where on the floor as well as being able to shoot from all 3 levels. He shot exceptionally well from the 3 ball as he knocked down six 3-pointers of them on his way to 23 points for the game.
Christian Mickelson– Cheyenne East
Even at his young age Christian has seemed to just let it out as far as shooting goes and gets the shots he wants to take. His light will be green as there isnt a shot he can’t make. While most of his shots came in transition he ran the lanes perfectly which resulted in the defense over playing his side that turned into easy layups. This was the second time we’ve gotten to see him play and I was just as impressed as I was at Prep Hoops Expo in September.
Jordan Whitaker– Smoky Hill
Jordan’s performance went over looked only because it looked too easy for him. All of his points come easy and he’s one of the players that it looks as if he’s coasting and the scoreboard tells a different story. He had a solid 21 points and may have only missed 3 shots total which showed his efficiency. When he got the ball he was quick and to the point — one dribble pull-ups and kick out 3’s were where most of his points came from. Jordan should generate some instant offense coming off the bench for Smoky Hill this season.
Christian Baker– Mountain Vista
If you didn’t know the name Christian Baker you soon will. He is a long wing player that can handle the ball and create for himself. He had a game high 25 points and basically got what he wanted in the paint in Saturday, He also showed he’s good in the ow post, high post or beyond the arc even– it didn’t matter. The defense didn’t have an answer him for him all game and that’s how it should be for a few years.
Lovelle Marble–Denver East
Lovelle had a really slow start to the game at times looked like he was out of place. Which all changed as the game went on. He ended up turning it around completely as he went for 20 big points, 12 of which came in the 4th quarter. HE looked good as players started to go at which each other a little more and get comfortable. Usually he is attacking the basket and looking to get players involved. On Saturday he showed he can put the ball in the basket from all 3 levels of the floor as he showed he is a good shooter as well.
Aaron Jacob– Chaparral
Aaron Jacob Iooked as if he could have been a starter on just about any varsity team in the state last season, he was just as good as any freshmen in the state and showed that at times he did get into games. He is a gamer. He just built on that with his play on Saturday as he showed a high basketball IQ, great court awareness and strong defense. With Ronnie DeGrey gone Aaron should see a huge jump in minutes and should mix well with guard Kobe Sanders and be one of the primary big men. This will be his coming out year on a Chap team that will have to come together.
Garrett was easily my favorite player in this game, with this being my first time seeing him play I was waiting to see what he would do next. He played with his back to the basketball with great control and patience and also was able to stretch the defense out and shoot the 3. On defense he is aggressive and and used his length to his advantage. He looks as if he will be a do-it-all player on a loaded team and with younger players like this Legend might be onto something.