Unknowns and Undervalued

Posted On: 11/19/19 12:41 AM

Nash Kelly (Wheeler)- Wheeler freshman PG Isaiah Collier is getting lots of early notoriety and deservedly so, but Kelly gives the Wildcats another piece in the backcourt that Coach Larry Thompson can rely on. In what was an ugly offensive game at times, he was a productive and efficient scorer on his way to 14 points against Heritage. Kelly is built well, doesn’t make many mistakes, and is solid as a defender. He provides a calm presence but also seems to be a good leader for a Wheeler team that is pretty youthful. Kelly has a sound, low-maintenance game that should be helpful against almost any opponent.

 

Maclean Hoekwater (The Heritage School)- Hoekwater’s game might not provide a ton of flash or highlights, but he has consistently gotten better over the last year and looked good once again on Friday night. He has a throwback type game, doing the dirty work and banging inside even against bigger opponents. On both ends, he has inside-out capabilities because of his toughness, IQ, and skill. Hoekwater moves well without the ball, understands his role, and doesn’t back down from anyone. The strides he has been making lead you to believe

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