Posted On: 08/15/19 11:26 AM
The Hard Work Region on the Prep Hoops Circuit included some of the top talent in the Midwest led by MVP Chucky Hepburn and his Team Factory squad.
Team Factory and the Minnesota Heat twice met in title games this year and it was two of the three losses that the Minnesota Heat (40-3) had on the season. The Heat was powered by bigs Andrew Morgan and Will Tschetter up front. While Team Factory and the Heat were the Hard Work headliners, Team Flyght was right behind them in terms of consistent success in the region.
The All-Hard Work Region First Team
James Dent of Capital City Teamwork/All-In. Dent was dynamic not on just one PHC team, but two! Early in the spring he continued his momentum from Springfield Southeast with huge scoring games for Capital City Teamwork. That continued as the circuit went along with All-In. Rangy two guard that is elite perimeter shooter and scorer! – Scott Burgess
Chucky Hepburn of Team Factory. Chucky Hepburn proved himself as one of the nation’s elite 2021 point guards on the Prep Hoops and UA Rise Circuits all year. His teams simply won and were led by Hepburn in an efficient 20 and 10 a game kind of way. Hepburn saved his best performances for the biggest games while earning high major options along the way.
Nate Johnson of Team Flyght. Team Flyght won 10 of 12 games on the Prep Hoops Circuit and finished with the third highest power score. Johnson is a 6-foot-3 guard that was automatic with his pull-up jumper throughout the PH Circuit events. Strong guard that moved players but then has great lift to get into his look. Has a couple D1 offers so far.
Andrew Morgan of Minnesota Heat. Andrew has a very real claim as one of the Midwest’s best rebounders, few can match his boards per 36 minutes played. Morgan is also stronger than most and has fantastic agility. Big Ten level talent, ranked as a top 150 player nationally. Already is accumulating the low and mid major offers but the high major options will come soon, he’s that good.
Will Tschetter of Minnesota Heat. Pound for pound few players compete with the same level of fire that Will does. Every low post opportunity is a fight. Led the Heat to 40 wins in 43 games doing it with a team high scoring total. Will is being recruited at the mid major and low major levels at the moment but that will change.
The All-Hard Work Region Second Team
Greg Brown of Team Factory. Running the floor, moving off the ball in transition, completing in traffic, that was big wing Greg Brown of Team Factory. Brown was often the third double figure scoring player in the championship rotation.
Frankie Fidler of Team Factory. Fidler’s three point stroke and position play for Team Factory was a consistent reason for their success. Hepburn set a lot of players up and Fidler was consistently the catch and hit option in the corner. Just offered by the D2 level.
Jaiden Lee of T-Wolves. He has a long and lanky frame at 6’4”. Plus shooter with a quick release. His ball handling made major strides which allowed him to score in a wider variety of ways.- Scott Burgess.
John Lovelace of ABC Young Lions. The Young Lions put together a fantastic 14-3 record on the circuit and one of the biggest stock raisers in Wisconsin – John Lovelace – was the player leading the way.
Aaron McQueen of Illinois Jaguars. McQueen was a huge reason for the Jaguars success on the PHC. He is a tough and gritty power forward that was so active on the interior. – Scott Burgess
Cade Meyer of Wisconsin Playground Warriors. The Playground Warriors were in three Circuit events and competed in a balanced way for their 10-3 record. D1 offered Cade Meyer was the best of the group with his high major type of potential.
The All-Hard Work Region Third Team
AJ Braun of Team Flyght. Braun is the second Flyght player with D1 offers to his name and consistent production game after game.
Ryan Dufault of Minnesota Heat. The General led the Heat with grit, consistency of production, and leadership.
David Joplin of Wisconsin Playground Warriors. Often unguardable deep in the post for a squad that dominated in the paint.
Darrell Reed of Young & Reckless. July dominant on the boards and throwing down monster dunks! (SB)
Odin Lium of HIT. Effortless scorer that got buckets from all three levels. Lium has so much upside on the wing. (SB)
Joshua Streit of WOTN. WOTN won 33 of 43 games and Streit – a top 6-7 guy in this class – was the catalyst.
The All-Hard Work Region Fourth Team
Ola Ajiboye of Team RWA. Long and rangy power forward that rebounds well (SB)
Paul Bruns of South Dakota Attack. If we had PH Circuit efficiency, scoring leaders Paul would rank high.
Broden Lien of West Central United. Lien was one of Minnesota’s breakout players this 16u season
Trey Longstreet of Minnesota Heat. Football and Basketball scholarship level talent
Grayson Stalboeger of Minnesota Magic. Gave the Magic regular numbers leading the Eastview 2021 trio (Shannon & Spann too).