21 || PF | Denison-Schleswig
A springy, 6-8 forward with great size, length and athleticism, Biliew is the type of rim-running, rim protector that college programs covet. He’s remarkably efficient, rebounds at a high level, blocked 71 shots and has shown an ability to step out and knock down an occasional 3. If he can keep expanding his range and become a consistent 3-point shooter, he could have a great collegiate career.
A strong, physical wing, Haag is a plus-athlete with the ability to be a high-impact player on both ends of the floor. When he’s locked in and engaged, few players in the state are better perimeter defenders. He also has the ability to fill it up from all three levels when he gets it rolling. His perimeter jumper has improved steadily over the last few years, and he’s strong when he’s attacking the rim.
A talented scoring guard with in-the-gym range, Schockemoehl can fill it up in a hurry. He’s 6-4 with good length, a quick release and the ability to create his own shot. He had originally committed to play at Loras, but has since re-opened his recruitment and is looking at an array of JuCo options.
A long, rangy, 6-5 wing, Phillips has the ability to be a great defender at the next level. He’s a good athlete with outstanding length, good lateral movement and the ability to defend multiple positions. As he continues to add strength, he could even bump down into the paint and defend bigger bodies on occasion. His offensive game is still a work in progress, but he has a lot of tools to work with.
A quick lead guard with good hands and a solid perimeter stroke, Smith is an impact player on both ends of the floor. Despite being just 5-11, he does a great job contesting shots on the perimeter, closing out hard and fast with a hand up, and he can really bother opposing ball handlers with his lateral quickness. He’s a capable 3-point shooter who also has the ball handling and quickness to beat his man off the bounce and get to the rim.
An athletic, slashing 6-2 wing, Soenksen also has in-the-gym range and had a green light for the Indians. He really improved his shot selection and efficiency as a senior, making 62 3-pointers at just under a 42% clip. He’s a fantastic athlete with good lateral movement, and he can be a strong defender, particularly on the ball, when he’s engaged.
The leader of one of Waterloo West’s best teams in the last 50 years, Walker is a lightning quick lead guard who excels when he’s playing downhill and using his quick first step and great ball handling to get by defenders to finish at the rim or find an open teammate. He’s a great perimeter defender who likes to pick opposing ball handlers up full court and really make them work. He’s a quick-twitch athlete who could become a great college lead guard if he can clean up the turnovers and improve his perimeter stroke.
28 || PG | Indianola
Nobody made a bigger leap in the final 2020 rankings than Indianola’s point guard, who led 4A in both assists and steals. His 174 assists were 52 more than any other player in 4A had, and his 76 steals were 16 more than the next closest player. The 6-0 lead guard also led the Indians in scoring. He plays under control, has an excellent feel for the game and is highly efficient.
29 || SG | Indianola
The other key piece in Indianola’s backcourt, Johnson is a long, 6-3 wing who is a knockdown shooter from 3. He moves well off the ball, and shoots it really well off the dribble and the catch. He buried 76 3-pointers on the year at a 41.5% clip. With his length, he has the ability to impact the game on the defensive end of the floor and defend multiple positions as well.
Carr was a four-year varsity player for Glenwood, a solid lead guard with the ability to score from all three levels, facilitate and create some chaos on the defensive end of the floor. The 6-0 guard won’t play basketball at the next level, instead choosing to play football at Grand View.