Iowa Top 250 Expo: New Names We Learned

Featured
Iowa

Posted On: 10/4/18 12:00 PM

Junior Bodden, 6′ G/F (Aplington-Parkersburg) — 2019

Just 6-feet tall, we were definitely a bit shocked when we saw the ultra-athletic guard get up and put down a two hand slam with relative ease. He got well above the rim, and could provide plenty of highlight reel jams for the Falcons this winter. 

 

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

Glasgow was best when showing off his pretty outside jumper. But he was also showing an all-around guard skill-set. He’ll post some big numbers at DC-G over the next four years. 

 

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

With his size and stroke from deep, Groeteke was one of the more striking players at the event. Once he adds some weight and continues to develop the rest of his game, big things could be coming. 

 

Chett Helming, 6’5 SF (Lake Mills) — 2020

It was a very impressive outing for Helming, who was not only showing off a refined set of skills, but some nice athleticism, too. He’ll can 3-balls and get up for some jams. Defensively, his length was causing fits. 

 

Carter Jannsen, 6’5 SF (Cedar Falls) — 2021

Yet another Cecar Falls prospect coming up through the ranks, Jannsen was without a doubt one of the more physically striking prospects at the event, he’s tall and big, and uses that to bully smaller opponents. He can shoot it and handle it, too. 

 

Brayden Kindhard, 6′ G (Cedar Rapids Jefferson) — 2022

A freshman who clearly spent a lot of time throughout his middle school years developing his handles and jumper. Kindhart was shaking and baking and is an intriguing prospect coming through the J-Hawks’ system. 

 

Gil Taiber, 6’6 F (Cedar Falls) — 2020

We keep finding Cedar Falls guys that are bound to be impact players. On a team that won the 4A state title last season, we’re not surprised there’s guys waiting in the wings; we are surprised at how many of them there are. 

 

Jacob Townsend, 6’3 (Pleasant Valley) — 2021

Townsend is a sophomore but could be a guy that makes an impact with the Spartans varsity this season. He was not only one of the bigger young guards at Kingdom Courts on Saturday, but also had a well-rounded skill-set to boot. 

 

LC (Trey) Lewis, 5’6 PG (Johnston)

Court-vision, passing ability and defensive instincts are what make this small but heady Johnston freshman one of the state’s more intriguing young prospects. Even if he doesn’t grow to be 6-foot plus, his innate abilities will make  him a very dangerous guard for the Dragons.

 

Aaron Bartels, 6’2 G (Newton)

Garrett Sturtz averaged 34.2 points per game last season for Newton, Aaron Bartels was the next leading scorer on the team with 8.9. He was flashing some nice slashing skills at the Expo, he takes it strong to the rack, finishes creatively at the rim and has a smooth stroke from deep.