Posted On: 11/5/18 10:18 AM
Cedar Rapids Washington point guard Ross Snitker has flown under the radar a bit as one of Iowa’s most productive floor generals.
He’s a guy who might not light up the scoreboard directly, but certainly will make a major impact on the each game he plays in this season.
The 5-foot-11 point guard gave a detailed description of how he plays.
“My strengths are on the defensive end, and also taking it to the hole. I’m a very feisty player, I love playing defense, love full-court man, getting steals,” said Snitker. “I love to pass and dime. I’m not much of a shooter, I do shoot, but I’d rather pass up a decent shot to get the team a great shot.”
Snitker honed his skill-set this summer while playing with Team Iowa 17U.
“This offseason was a lot of fun, playing with a lot of players I’ve played with for a while but meeting a lot of new players, too,” said Snitker. “It was a really fun time.”
Snitker’s senior season starts this month. And although he sustained an injury midway through the football season, he’s rehabbing now, and will be back in time for the start of the hoops season.
Last season, Snitker led the Warriors in assists and steals, and averaged 7.7 points per game. This winter, he’ll need to ramp it up even more.
“This year I’ll have to be a bigger leader, and like last year, I’ll have to lead the team in assists and steals and keep my team prepared,” said Snitker. “But I‘ll be looking to put some more points on the board, too.”
A football standout, Snitker says he’s got college coaches talking to him for both sports. But he’s still unsure which he wants to pursue.
“I love both sports pretty equally to be honest,” he said. “I could go either way for sure.”
Ross Snitker is ranked by Prep Hoops as a top 175 prospect in his class. To see the full ranking of Iowa’s 2019 class, click here.