Downtown Players to Watch

Posted On: 05/11/20 2:57 PM

Who are some of the players that PHD learned about during this weekend’s South Dakota Open Period? Here are those names!

Braden Brandiet of Viborg-Hurley (5'9, SG, 2021). Braden's calling card is his jumper.  Players rushing hard at his attempts, defenders in position but hands down not ready for the shot, or wide open without a defender in the way, it doesn't matter, Braden knocks shots down.  Handles the ball all right too but it's his shooting touch that impressed. 

Noah Gilbertson of Vermillion (6'4, PF, 2021).  The 205 pound power forward stepped into a record breaking amount of charges this year putting his frontcourt frame in the perfect position to take contact.  He's also a very good mid-range jump shooter and a quality deep post passer.  Double figure scoring threat that scored 10-11 points a game with 6-7 boards a night.  High percentage finisher and a gutty consistent player. Moves so well into and out of the screen in the high pick and roll game. 

Sam Palmer of Dell Rapids-St Mary (6'2, SG, 2021). Sam is a left handed wing with a solid touch at the arc and he will be a three year starter.  Scored 8-9 a game

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