Posted On: 08/3/20 8:05 PM
Prospects standouts from Sunday’s action at the Prep Hoops Midwest Collision…
Ethan HeckEthanHeck6'3" | SGWest De Pere | 2023StateWI – 2023 – SG – Wisconsin Crusaders
Heck looked really good shooting the ball in a loss to Wisconsin Playground Club. The West De Pere standout knocked down some timely shots to keep the Crusaders within striking distance. Heck has nice positional size at 6-foot-3 and intriguing rise and fire ability. Heck is smooth in the catch and shoot and shows no hesitation firing off one-dribble jumpers even with a hand in his face.
Greg GallowayGregGalloway6'2" | SFOconomowoc | 2022StateWI – 2022 – SF – JH1 Elite
Galloway had a very nice performance for JH1 Elite in their 16U title win over the Wisconsin Blizzard. The Oconomowoc product is undersized, but plays with a lot strength. If defenders aren’t careful or don’t square him up, Galloway will drop his shoulder and bully them out of the way. Galloway handles more of the point duties in high school, but has translated well off the ball with JH1. He’s a strong 3-point shooter that spaces the floor. Maybe not one of the marquee players on the roster, but Galloway has had a very strong and consistent summer.
Matt ImigMattImig6'0" | CGAshwaubenon | 2022StateWI – 2022 – G – JH1 Elite
Imig had 16 points in the 16U title game to help lift JH1 Elite to victory. The Ashwaubenon sniper got his team off to a great start with a flurry of points as JH1 got the lead early and never looked back. The 6-foot guard is a sniper, but isn’t limited to just standing on the 3-point line. Imig has good command on the ball and loves taking advantage of defenders who fly out at him. Imig has a quick first step and can get to the cup before the help-side defense arrives. He’s also a nice transition threat that will go coast-to-coast consistently. Imig is kind of comparable to Tanner ReschTannerResch5'11" | PGSussex Hamilton | 2021StateWI, but a little bigger, which will give him a chance to play his way to the Division 2 level as a sharpshooting combo guard.
Arhman LewisArhmanLewis5'9" | PGMadison La Follette | 2023StateWI – 2023 – PG – Movement Hoops Elite
Lewis was instrumental in Sunday’s win over WOTN. A speedy guard that can get into tight spaces with the basketball, Lewis was making defenders chase him all over the floor. Once Movement Hoops got a lead, they put the ball in Lewis’ hands and let him work. The Madison La Follette guard pulled defenders out to near the halfcourt line and forced them to defend in space. If defenders backed off too much, Lewis has in-the-gym range as a shooter. When he gets to the cup, Lewis is fearless against contact and finished off-balance with either hand.
Jeremy LorenzJeremyLorenz6'4" | PFBrillion | 2023StateWI – 2023 – F – Wisconsin Crusaders
A prospect that’s flying under the radar in the 2023 class, Lorenz has a chance to rise a ton over the next year. The 6-foot-6 combo forward has a nice blend of length and strength. Lorenz is also a good athlete with some intriguing bounce. He causes a lot of problems for opposing defenses with his ability to handle the ball in the half court and in transition. If Lorenz incorporates a consistent jump shot or a back-to-the-basket game, I can see him being in the Top 25 by next summer.
Maximus NelsonMaximusNelson6'7" | PFAppleton North | 2022StateWI – 2022 – F – Wisconsin Playground Club
Nelson hit some shots to help PGC rally in the second half against the Wisconsin Blizzard. Despite the loss, Nelson showed some intriguing scoring ability. The 6-foot-8 forward is a sniper from 3-point range. He can move without the ball or free himself up in the pick n’ pop game. Nelson has gotten a lot better in the in-between game as well. He’ll catch in the high post and look to shoot over the top from 12-16 feet or attack off the dribble.
Demerius ShakurDemeriusShakur6'2" | CGMartin Luther | 2023StateWI – 2023 – PG – Wisconsin Playground Club
Shakur is coming for a top five spot in this class…and quickly. PGC was shorthanded, but Shakur was still able to run the show effectively. Put Shakur in the pick n’ roll or weave action and he’ll make something happen. Loved Shakur’s ability to break his man down, get into the paint, and deliver on-time and on-target passes to his bigs. Shakur plays with a lot of developing post prospects with a ton of length. He was still able to bounce it through traffic and get the ball to where only they could catch it with nice touch. A plus-length guard who can finish at the rim and shoot it from the outside, Shakur is comfortable taking over the scoring load when needed as well.
Nate StrevelerNateStreveler6'3" | SGStevens Point | 2022StateWI – 2022 – SG – Wisconsin Blizzard
Streveler has been one of the most efficient scorers on the circuit. The Stevens Point standout generates a lot of rhythm looks and can also live at the free throw line. Really like the way he moves without the ball. Streveler is very effective curling off screens and getting his momentum going towards the basket. Streveler had 21 points in a win over PGC in the 16U semifinals. Nothing necessarily flashy about his game, but he’s consistently effective aad just continues to produce big this summer.
Kade Van AstenKadeVan Asten6'5" | SFLittle Chute | 2022StateWI – 2022 – SF – Wisconsin Blizzard
Van Asten had a very productive day and helped the Blizzard knock off Wisconsin Playground Club and certainly had nothing to be ashamed of in the title game loss to JH1 Elite, where he had a game-high 19 points. A two-way player, Van Asten had some big plays on both ends of the floor on Sunday. Defensively, he just got in people’s way and was a disruptor, especially around the rim. When his teammates were beaten off the dribble, Van Asten was there to block or alter the shot. The 6-foot-5 junior also battled and won a lot of contested rebounds. Offensively, Van Asten is a prototypical swingman who will slash and knock down his open 3’s within the flow of the offense.
Landon Van CalsterLandonVan Calster6'6" | SFFreedom | 2022StateWI – 2022 – SF – Team 1848
Thought Van Calster really started to break out on Sunday. A high-upside prospect, Van Calster is a big mismatch problem as a 6-foot-6 small forward who can shoot and handle the ball. He showed a little bit of everything, shooting 3’s off the dribble or hunting triples off screens, breaking down forwards and getting to the cup, and also dishing out some beautiful assists on the dribble drive as well. Van Calster is also an underrated defender. It can be subtle at times, but he uses his length very well on that end of the floor to contest shots and affect the passing lanes.
Ethan Wall – 2023 – PF – Team 1848
Thought Wall had a subtle, but major impact on Team 1848 in their win over the Wisconsin Blizzard in the 15U championship game. Wall is an enforcer on the interior. He plays solid post defense and forces opponents to play from the outside. He lives up to his name, walls up, and is disciplined/doesn’t leave his feet. When he gets caught on a switch, the 6-foot-4 forward can defend on the perimeter as well. Offensively, Wall scores with power and has good hands in traffic. If he misses, Wall gets off the ground again quickly and clean up his own mess.