Posted On: 05/15/19 9:48 AM

A solid two-way player with a knack for canning 3s, Cedar Falls guard Jaxon Heth could emerge as a breakout star over the next nine months.

The 5-foot-10 junior is spending his spring playing with the Iowa Mavs’ top 17u squad. He’ll step into a much larger role next season with two-time defending state champs, Cedar Falls.

Whichever team he’s playing with, it’s his ability to play tenacious defense and score the ball that makes him a threat.

“My biggest strength would be shooting the ball, I feel like I can space the floor for my teammates. I love to defend and pick up full-court and harass the other guards, making them feel uncomfortable,” said Heth.

“I’ve been working on my ball-handling a lot and getting into the weight-room, just trying to be the best athlete I can be. And I’m always working on my shot, trying to get that consistent.”

On a stacked Cedar Falls team last winter, Heth played in all 24 games, averaging 3.6 points and one assist per game.

“Winning state is the ultimate goal for every single team and we were able to do that, so that was a lot of fun,” said Heth. “My role was to come off the bench and provide a lot of energy, play with good pace, shoot the ball and then defend.”

Now, he’s hooping with Iowa Mavericks-Cleveland, the organization’s top 17u unit.

“Things have been going really well so far, the biggest role I have is to shoot the ball, but I also play the point with them sometimes,” said Heth. “I really just do a lot of things with that team.”

Recruitment: I’ve been hearing from a couple of D3 and NAIA schools, for the summer I’m looking for getting my name out to anybody,” said Heth. “I’m happy with any type of recruitment that comes my way.”