The Class of 2022 is filled with great verstile bigs across the state of Nebraska. I was able to hand pick just a few of the top bigs that performed at a high level during their sophomore campaign. A few of these guys have made game-winning plays, capped over the 500 mark on points, and guys that have played and contributed in the NSAA State Tournament.
#1 | 6’7" F | Jasen GreenJasenGreen6'7" | SFMillard North | 2022State#86NationNE
— Millard North - Jasen GreenJasenGreen6'7" | SFMillard North | 2022State#86NationNE
has a very solid inside game. He is the #1 player for the Class or 2022. Although he was playing with top players like Hunter SallisHunterSallis6'5" | CGMillard North | 2021State#36NationNE
and Max MurrellMaxMurrell6'9" | PFMillard North | 2020State#80NationNE
, he was still able to put up good numbers. Green averaged 11 points and 4.8 rebounds and 1.3 blocks per-game last season. One of Greens best game came off a 71–65 win in the Metro Holiday Championship Game. He finished off the night with 18 points 4 rebounds 4 assists and 3 steals. Green currently holds an offer from Nebraska. You should not be surprise if his numbers nearly double with 6’9" Max MurrellMaxMurrell6'9" | PFMillard North | 2020State#80NationNE
heading to Stanford.
#2 | 6’8" F | Isaac TraudtIsaacTraudt6'8" | SFGrand Island | 2022StateNE
— Grand Island - Isaac TraudtIsaacTraudt6'8" | SFGrand Island | 2022StateNE
is the #2 player in his class. Isaac is a 6’8 forward that has the ability to bring up the ball and create shots from himself. Issac had his breakout year this past season. He averaged 16.7 points and 6.2 rebounds per-contest. One of Isaac’s memorable game was when Grand Island visited Creighton Prep. Isaac went for a career-high 33 points and 8 rebound. To cap of a career night for Isaac, he hit the game winning three-pointer at the buzzer. Isaac has received offers from Kansas State, Idaho, Nebraska-Omaha, Northern Colorado, and Wyoming.
#3 | 6’5" F | Brett MahonyBrettMahony6'4" | PFKearney Catholic | 2022StateNE
— Kearney Catholic - Brett MahonyBrettMahony6'4" | PFKearney Catholic | 2022StateNE
has had a very dominant high school career thus far. He has been a two-year starter averaging 16.8 points and 7.2 rebounds along with 1.6 steals per-game. Brett’s able to drive to basket and finish strong with contact. He is a rebound machine and has well over 350 rebounds during his two seasons at Kearney Catholic. I was able to ask Brett for his most memorable game, and he stated, “It was winning our district final against Bishop Neumann. Everyone on my team wanted to get revenge from the year before”. Brett looks to be on pace to reach 1,000 career points next season as he is currently sitting at 821 points.
#11 | 6’6" F | Lam KuangLamKuang6'5" | PFOmaha Bryan | 2022StateNE
— Omaha Bryan - Lam KuangLamKuang6'5" | PFOmaha Bryan | 2022StateNE
is also another forward that is capable of creating their own shot. Lam has a verity of ways he can score. Lam has the ability to take other bigs off the dribble, he can stretch the floor and knock down shots. One game I have in mind was on the road against Elkhorn South. Lam was unstoppable on the offensive side, shooting 10–16FG, 4–8 3FG, 3–3FT. He finished with 27 points and with the game-winning layup plus free throw. He finished the season averaging 12.5 points and 4.5 rebounds for Bryan.
#13 | 6’5" F | Kyle IngwersonKyleIngwerson6'5" | SFPapillion-LaVista | 2022StateNE
— Papillion- LaVista - Kyle IngwersonKyleIngwerson6'5" | SFPapillion-LaVista | 2022StateNE
was one half of the dynamic duo for the Mornarchs averaging 10.9 points per-game last season. He helped carried the Monarchs to a 16–9 record and to the District Champioship game agianst Westside. Kyle was able to do it all, attack the rim, pull up jumper, facilitate, and defend at a high level. Kyle most memorable game was beating Omaha Central in the Metro Holiday Tournament handing the Eagles their first loss of the season. He will be looking to have another big year for the Monarchs next season.