Posted On: 04/29/19 10:04 AM
Hard Work Live came to a close with a great day of hoops. See which prospects separated themselves from the rest.
Marshawn Robinson- ABC Lions (17U)
As a freshman playing up on 17U, Marshawn Robinson looked like he belonged. Robinson is a great two-way player who does not lack any grit. The 2022 Waukesha South standout will be a player to keep an eye on as he improves. Bottom line: This kid has the potential to be one of the most improved players in Wisconsin next year.
Alex Vankalsbeek- South Dakota Attack (17U)
Alex Vankalsbeek did everything well around the rim on Sunday. Standing at 6’7″, Vankalsbeek dunked, blocked shots, and rebounded with dominance. With multiple college programs in attendance for his games, don’t be surprised if scholarships start to pile up for the 2020 center.
Kobe Busch- South Dakota Attack (17U)
It is no question that Kobe Busch was one of the best shooters in the gym on Sunday. Busch can and will fire from beyond the arc in just about any situation. Not only does he have one of the prettiest jump shots in high school basketball, but it is extremely effective. Busch made seven threes in SD Attack’s final win of the weekend.
Keaton Ferris- Wisconsin Crusaders (17U)
Keaton Ferris wasn’t able to find his stroke from deep on the final day at Hark Work Live, but he still was able to impact the game. While being hounded by the long and athletic RWA defenders, Ferris was able to dribble out of trouble multiple times and find an open teammate. Many Crusaders were beneficiaries of Ferris’ phenomenal court vision.
Josh Rogers- Minnesota Fury (17U)
Josh Rogers dropped 24 points and led his team to a win over ABC Young Lions in one of the first games of the day. Rogers has a smooth shot from outside and is also very good at getting to the rim and finishing. Rogers’ ability to score at all three levels makes him very difficult for opposing defenders to slow down.
Mason Steele- BBA Force (17U)
I caught one of Mason Steele’s games on Sunday and I liked what I saw. Steele is 6’7″, but does not just rely on his size. The Stevens High School center has some serious skill. Steele is very agile on the block and has a handful of unique post moves.
Trendon Tisdale- NLU (17U)
In NLU’s loss to Illinois Vipers, Trendon Tisdale did not have his best shooting performance. In fact, he didn’t shoot the ball well at all. Despite his poor shooting numbers, Tisdale remained one of the more impressive prospects in the gym. The 6’1″ guard is lightning quick and never stopped hustling and being aggressive. While he could excise some things from his game, he has a promising future.