Posted On: 05/12/20 5:59 PM

What five juniors stood out the most during last weekend’s South Dakota Open Period? We run you through those names and why they stood out now!

***I added a 6th who deserved to be on the list as well. 

Paul Bruns of Dakota Valley (6’4 SG). Weekend one of “is Paul Bruns a nationally ranked talent?” answered the question with a resounding “Yes!”. The confidence with which Bruns scored 35 points against a top five level team was headline worthy. Play him with a guard, Bruns is too big and often more skilled than the smaller player. Play him with a guy his size and Paul is usually more agile and that player cannot defend him at the arc. Paul is a high percentage shooter making 48 percent of his attempts overall and 42 percent at the arc and that is known. But the way Bruns moves the defense with his footwork and hands allowing him to get space to catch and create is matured as if Bruns is a junior in college. Paul is outstanding moving off the ball. 

Jakob Dobney of Vermillion (6’0 PG). In an important playoff game Jakob Dobney was at his absolute best. His 18

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