Posted On: 04/22/19 4:47 PM
The Fury and Attack have had some great battles over the years. Attack won this game 74-67 in the semis and Prep Hoops goes 5 on 5 running down several players that made a strong impression.
South Dakota Attack Five
- Kayden Verley (5-10, PG, Canton). Verley’s ability to distribute the basketball was made clear in both the quarters, semis, and pretty much all weekend long. Kayden is also a reliable three point shooter and he helped put the Fury away with eight of eight foul shooting down the stretch.
- Kobe Busch (6-4, SG, Huron). Busch spent his entire weekend shooting the ball like a double figure scholarship offer talent. Most knew he could shoot but the percentages that Busch made shots with impressed every fan, 17u coach, college coach, writer, and player in the building. Not only did Busch made perimeter shots but his ability to go at the rim complete as well as his hustle plays also stood out. Scored 18 points on six of seven shooting including four threes and five boards.
- Akoi Akoi (6-5, SF, SF O’Gorman). Akoi’s ability to hit baseline jumpshots and score in transition consistently helped the Attack have several weapons to utilize. Scored 11 in the semi-finals plus three assists.
- Matthew Mors (6’7, SF, Yankton). The Fury didn’t have the right combination of players with size that could move with Mors on the defensive end. Matthew opened the game with a pair of threes followed by four late game transition scores that included three dunks. Mors scored 18 points on 8-13 shooting.
- Alex Van Kalsbeek (6’7, C, Moc-Floyd Valley). Alex spent his winter scoring 17.8 points a game shooting 71.4 percent form the field and 73 percent at the foul line. This weekend he went at a top ten prospect in Minnesota’s junior class inside and used his pivot foot for nine pints on four of five field goal shooting.
Minnesota Fury Five
- Nathan Heise (6’4, PG, Lake City). Nathan’s ability as a point guard was one of the biggest take-a-ways of the weekend. He had 16/5/5 against the athletes from Omaha Elite and then put up 20/4/6 shooting 8 of 17 field goal shooting against the Attack. Can Heise play D1 hoops they ask? Please. That’s an easy yes.
- Brady Williams (6’6, SF, Dover-Eyota). Each game Williams supplied a big key piece of production and it was essential in the role of Fury playing well. His entry passing, Brady’s defense, consistency on the glass, and a couple jumpers each game stood out. Brady scored seven points on five shots with five boards and three assists vs Attack.
- Charlie Katona (6’6, SF, Shakopee). Against the Attack Charlie found his stroke, and then some. Katona scored a game high 25 points making eight of ten shots (two threes included) plus he sunk seven of nine foul shots. The Attack didn’t have a defender that could move their feet with Katona and if they did, they weren’t strong enough to stop Charlie from getting to the rim.
- John Henry (6’6, SF, Eden Prairie). Henry stretches defenses with his three point stroke. John is always a weapon at the arc and he was against against the Attack with three triples. Throw in four more boards as well.
- Jacob Hutson (6’9, C, Edina). Hutson had a rough game against the Attack but in the semis versus Omaha Elite the size of Hutson led to a dozen points on eight attempts.