Top 250 Expos: MVP

High School
Dakotas

Posted On: 10/6/18 1:17 PM

2019/2020: Dylan Pourier (Stevens high school)

2021/2022: Kobe Busch (Huron high school)

One guy used his quickness to slice and dice through the defense and one guy showed tremendous vertical ability on both defense and offense as well as great shooting. Both guys stood out on their teams during the Expo at the Elmen Center in Sioux Falls.

We knew 6’5 Huron guard Kobe Busch was very versatile on both sides of the ball, but I don’t think we knew he was that dominant on the offensive and defensive sides. 

After the first game, he was already in the running for MVP. He was throwing down some dunks in the pregame as well as stepping back and hit some jumpers. He brought the ball up and kept his eyes up looking for the cutter.  People started to sag off on him to help on the drive so he would just step back and drain a long ball. On defense, he went straight up when contesting the shot down low without bringing his hands over.  At the end of the first game of the day, he split through a double team with a spin move to lay it up at the buzzer. 

Throughout the day Busch continued to show his athleticism and his great open court passing while running off a rebound or just after a made basket. He showed his speed chasing down the other team and blocking a fast break layup. 

He set the table in the first game and didn’t let up even after a full day of games. Yankton’s Matthew Mors is the talk of Class AA, but don’t be surprised if you start to hear Buch’s name up with him this next season. 

Dylan Pourier might be wearing different colors this next season, but he will still be the same dynamic guard he was last season. He averaged 12 points last season at Douglas and showed his scoring ability at the Expo as well. 

He will be playing for Rapid City Stevens this upcoming season and will bring his ability to drive and finish at the rim to Stevens who also has another dynamic player in Dawson Paulson. 

Pourier was obnoxious on the defensive side picking up at half court sometimes or during fast breaks. He made life hard for the ball handler to do anything on offense. He has an unbelievable quick first step which allows him to get great drives to the basket and then finishes strong at the rim with a couple and-ones last Sunday.  When he doesn’t have the ball he fans out to open spot ready to shoot if they kick it out to him. If you thought Rapid City Stevens was good last year just wait to this season when they add Pourier to the lineup, it might not be as easy for Yankton to repeat as people think. 

Runner-Up

2019/2020: Gabe Person (Sioux Falls Washington)

2021/2022: Grayson Haman (Fargo Davies)