Iowa’s Top 250 Expo: The Snipers

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Posted On: 10/2/18 12:00 PM

Jack Wetzel, 6’5 SG (Cedar Rapids Kennedy) — 2020

A prospect that has a great all-around skill-set, Wetzel is a guy that hasn’t necessarily been known as a premier shooter in the past, but we think it’s become clear after his showing last weekend, that he is certainly that. He was 41 percent from deep last season as a sophomore, that could very well be bettered this season. 

 

 

Cole Watts, 5’11 SG (Montezuma) — 2021

We saw Watts for the first time in July, when he was sniping with Iowa Intensity 15U at the Hardwood Classic in Kansas. Well, that was no fluke, because he was flashing one of the best strokes at Kingdom Courts on Saturday, too.

 

 

Jack Groeteke, 6’6 G/F (Dowling Catholic) — 2021

A very intriguing prospect from the Des Moines area, Groeteke is very tall, long and has a sweet, sweet stoke from deep. The fact that he’s 6’6 makes him especially dangerous; his shot is not going to be blocked.

 

 

Jake Auer, 6′ G (Valley) — 2020

The Valley guard continues to evolve and impress, and each time we’ve seen him in the past six months, he’s been a standout. His Tigers teammate Aguek Deng may have stole the show with rim-rattling jams, but Auer was dominant in his own right with his lethal jumper. 

 

 

Cole Glasgow, 6′ G (Dallas Center-Grimes) — 2022

It’s very evident that the freshman DC-G guard has spent a lot of time over the years mastering his jumper. His stroke is sweet and the J is pure. He could be an impact player with the Mustangs as early as this season.

 

 

Andrew Gibb, 6’2 SG (St. Edmond) — 2019

If there was one guy who was a shoo-in to make this list before the Expo, it would have been Gibb, and, no surprise, whenever we caught a glimpse of the very lengthy shooting guard, he was making it rain from deep. 

 

 

Will Turner, 6′ PG (Gilbert) — 2019

We think this senior point guard is going to have  monster season with Gilbert this winter, and it’s because of the hard work he’s clearly put in this offseason to continue and sharpen his already stellar set of skills. That jumper was hot on Saturday, that’s just one of a multitude of things he does well. 

 

 

Cory Prather, 6′ SG (Davenport North) — 2019

Prather came all the way from Davenport to showcase his game, and there’s no question about it, his jumper a strong suit. Last season with the Wildcats he struggled a bit from deep. We expect him to excel from the beyond the arc this winter. 

 

 

John Miller, 5’10 G (Davenport Central) — 2021

A grizzled Top 250 Expo vet, Miller is a guy that may not be the biggest or most athletic, but for two years in a row now he’s been a lights out shooter at the event. This might be the year he starts to make his mark at Davenport Central.

 

 

Hosea Treadwell, 6’2 G (Des Moines Hoover) — 2019

The very first bucket of the event came seconds into the first game when Treadwell smoothly and calmly connected on a deep 3-ball, and we couldn’t have been less surprised that the Hoover sniper was the guy to start off the bucket-getting on Saturday.