Bennett McCormick

Posted On: 07/18/20 7:44 AM

The Prep Hoops Circuit resumed action on Friday with the Midwest Showdown.   Here’s a look at some of the top individual performances from opening night...

Levi BirkholzLeviBirkholz6'2" | SGLakeside Lutheran | 2023StateWI - 2023 - SG - Wisconsin Crusaders

Birkholz was included in our early top 25 player rankings for good reason. An athletic, high energy guard that can also shoot it, Birkholz started getting hot late in the  first half to help the Crusaders go on a huge run and pull away from Minnesota Select.  The 6-foot-2 sophomore catches people by surprise in transition. He may not look the part, but certainly elevates with explosiveness and can play above the rim. Also a strong defender, Birholz played the passing lanes well throughout the day and turned defense into offense.

Ezra Brown - 2023 - PG - Wisconsin Blizzard

Brown can handle the rock and really fools defenders at times. The 5-foot-8 floor general has some of the best ball handling skills on the circuit. He’s got a deadly crossover that leaves defenders in the dust. Brown also knows how to  create shots with those handles as well.  The Appleton West guard has a good-looking stroke and can knock it down even when

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