Session 1 of the Prep Hoops Top250 Expo wrapped up on Sunday with 160 of the state’s top prospects in attendance. Here’s a recap of Sunday’s top individual standouts...
Noah CompanNoahCompan6'3" | SFLa Crosse Central | 2022StateWI
- 2022 - SF - La Crosse Central
With all the talent the Red Raiders are losing, look for Compan to emerge as their go-to scorer. An athletic, slashing wing who can shoot it from deep, Compan is a tough matchup at 6-foot-4. Playing with three Division 1 prospects last season, Compan was a little shy and reserved when it came to picking his spots offensively. It was nice to see his confidence really start to grow on Sunday. Compan was sizing up defenders and taking it right to the rack or pull-up for smooth mid-range jumpers. Think Compan is definitely a guy that can play his way into the top 50 with a strong junior season.
Cade FeldhausenCadeFeldhausen6'6" | PFAppleton East | 2022StateWI
- 2022 - PF - Appleton East
2022 small forward Noah CompanNoahCompan6'3" | SFLa Crosse Central | 2022StateWI
woke up the state at @PHTop250.@Noah_Compan @PrepHoops pic.twitter.com/dWL3C2q1dv
— Prep Hoops Wisconsin (@PrepHoops_WI) October 6, 2020
Thought Feldhausen played some of his best ball. Physically, there’s a lot to like about his makeup. Feldhauses is legit 6-7/6-8 with strength and mobility. Thought he might struggle a bit with the open-floor style, but that wasn’t the case. Feldhausen got himself involved and was able to score in transition at times and spot-up on the perimeter for open 3’s. 1-on-1 on the block, Feldhausen has the ability to over-power defenders. He’s a banger that score with force, but also has some soft touch and ability to adjust his release/shot type defending on the coverage.
Nate ForystekNateForystek6'7" | PFBay Port | 2022StateWI
- 2022 - PF - Bay Port
Forystek continues to show a lot of progress. At the beginning of the summer, he was a big body that could move. He needed a clear path to the rim if he was going to score. I don’t see that being the case anymore as Forystek’s confidence continues to rise. He’s got an offensive tackle build, but is very fluid and moves well for his size. Forystek is really starting to attack the rim well off the bounce and making athletic plays around the rim -- using reverse layups, changing directions in the paint, etc. Then of course, you know this is a kid that’s going to protect the rim, dominate the glass, and force opponents to play from the outside the way he can shut down the paint.
Nathan GapinskiNathanGapinski6'6" | PFWatertown | 2022StateWI
- 2022 - PF - Watertown
Still a lot to like here about Gapinski. The junior forward really looks the part as a physical, bouncy 6-foot-6 forward who can slash, get up and down the floor, and do some freaky things around the rim. A heck of an athlete, Gapinski showed a little more in terms of being able to score through and around defenders on Sunday. Skill work and shooting will be a big area of emphasis for Gapinski going forward, but he’s certainly got the right makeup and physical attributes that make him one of the more intriguing players in the class of 2022.
Trey JenkinsTreyJenkins6'4" | SGHuntington Prep | 2021WI
- 2021 - W - Huntington Prep
The former Kenosha Bradford product is a good 3-and-D wing. An excellent catch-and-shoot threat, Jenkins loves to spot up in the corners and drill triples. A plus-length wing, Jenkins can do a little bit as a slasher. Not overly athletic or strong, Jenkins can still hang and finish in traffic and knows how to absorb a bump, re-adjust his release, and finish over a bigger defender. Like Jenkins’ upside defensively as well. He uses his length to play the passing lanes and affect shots from the weak-side.
Jack Jorgensen - 2022 - SG - De Pere
Jorgensen is shooting the ball so well, it’s impossible to ignore. A prospect that’s definitely played his way into the rankings, Jorgensen was lights out on Sunday and probably shot it better from the outside than anyone else in the field. Saw the De Pere standout hit six triples in one half last month. An excellent catch-and-shoot guard, Jorgensen finds the soft spots in the defense and lets it fly. Always moving without the basketball, Jorgensen has good fundamentals -- giving passers a target, keeping his shoulders square to the rim, and planting his feet correctly off the catch.
Cole Kalander - 2021 - F - Holmen
Surely, there were a number of college coaches salivating over Kalander on Sunday. A guy that came on our radar late in the Prep Hoops Circuit, Kalander flashed his very high upside throughout the day. The first thing that stands out about Kalander is his shot blocking. He’s an explosive leaper that’s not afraid to meet players at the rim and send it back with authority. Offensively, you can throw it up anywhere near the rim and he’ll go get it with ease. Kalander showed a little bit in terms of his ability to handle the ball and create his own shot, but he’s still raw and very much a late bloomer. College coaches will want to keep close tabs on his development throughout the 2020-21 season.
Kyle KruegerKyleKrueger6'8" | PFAshwaubenon | 2021StateWI
- 2021 - PF - Ashwaubenon
Thought Krueger was quietly productive and certainly made enough noise in a gym full of talent to be included here. Krueger is one of those prospects -- if you don’t check him and aren’t cognizant of where he is on the floor, he’ll do damage. The 6-foot-5 forward attacks the offensive glass, moves without the basketball, and makes the hustle plays to earn extra possessions for his team. Like him as a bruiser, but Kreuger has a little small forward in him too. He looked good catching on the wing and getting to the bucket, able to finish with either hand and/or adjust his body to use the rim as extra protection.
Massimo MaltererMassimoMalterer6'0" | CGMadison East | 2022StateWI
- 2022 - G - Madison East
Malterer just has a knack for getting to the rim. The Madison East guard is extremely crafty when he gets into the paint. Malterer was relentless on Sunday, getting downhill, forcing defenders to either foul or let him get all the way to the cup. When neither happened, Malterer was outstanding at finishing through contact or hitting defenders with a nice euro-step. Malterer has a knack for finishing off-balance and put home some crazy lay-ins throughout the expo.
Karson MitchellKarsonMitchell5'10" | PGVerona | 2022StateWI
- 2022 - PG - Verona
Interested to see how Mitchell does during his junior season. He wasn’t on varsity last season, but certainly has proven himself over the summer and again on Sunday. Mitchell is an uptempo guard with burst. He’s got a very quick first-step and knifed through the defense consistently. A transition playmaker, Mitchell excels when he’s got the ball in his hands on the break. Shot selection and consistency needs work, but Mitchell did get his jumper going as the day wore on. Mitchell definitely has a chance to help Verona make a big jump this season.
Maximus NelsonMaximusNelson6'7" | PFAppleton North | 2022StateWI
- 2022 - F - Appleton North
Nelson continues to show improvement and I think he’ll have a strong list of Division 1 offers by this time next year. It’s not a secret he’s a terrific catch-and-shoot big. He’ll excel in the pick n’ pop game and space the floor well. Now, the 6-foot-8 forward is getting more comfortable off the dribble and shooting from 12-18 feet. We also saw over the summer a more advanced back-to-the-basket and face-up game. Developing into a three-level scorer with positional size and strength, Nelson is building off a breakout sophomore season and not being complacent with his success.
Jacquez OverstreetJacquezOverstreet6'2" | SGOshkosh West | 2021StateWI
- 2021 - G - Oshkosh West
A prospect that just doesn’t get his due in the state, Overstreet stood out against some really good competition. Playing next to Karter ThomasKarterThomas6'0" | PGOshkosh West | 2020StateWI
at Oshkosh West, Overstreet gets overlooked. He’s a 6-foot-3 combo guard who can score, make plays for others, and gets the job done defensively. Overstreet put the game in his hands at times and hit some key shots to help his team come out with wins.
Gavin RalphGavinRalph6'4" | SFWauzeka-Steuben | 2021StateWI
- 2021 - SF - Wauzeka-Steuben
Ralph gave a good reminder of what he can do. An athletic slasher, Ralph really excelled in the open floor. The Wauzeka-Steuben standout had a couple of really nice moments where he ripped, attacked from the wing, and finished strong against contact. An all-around wing who can handle the ball, facilitate, rebound, and play above the basket, Ralph impacts the game in a variety of ways. When he’s aggressive, not over-thinking, and just playing, Ralph plays at a different level.
Nate Reiff - 2022 - F - Southwestern
The Top250 Expo always brings out some new sleepers. Reiff definitely snuck up on me on Sunday. The 6-foot-7 forward has a very high upside and did some special things against upper-level competition. Very raw physically, Reiff is a lanky, but skilled post prospect. He’s got some quality go-to moves in the post with some excellent touch around the rim. Reiff can also step away from the basket and shoot from mid or 3-point range. As a sophomore, Reiff averaged about seven points per game in a loaded SWAL Conference last season. He definitely has a chance to take off over the next two years.
Tanner ReschTannerResch5'11" | PGSussex Hamilton | 2021StateWI
- 2021 - G - Sussex Hamilton
Said this before and I’ll say it again, I really don’t care about Resch’s size. He’s too good of a player not to earn a scholarship at the Division 2 level. There have been plenty of undersized off-ball guards land at the D2 level and have success. I don’t believe Resch is all that different. Such a dangerous scorer, Resch pairs his in-the-gym shooting range with blow-by ability on the ball, forcing defenders to pick their poison. He’s a strong guard with better handles than he gets credit for. Although just 5-foot-10, this is a prospect that’s proven for three years he can get to the rim and finish in traffic. Resch’s size certainly makes him susceptible in some ways on the defensive end, but this is not a prospect I’d categorize as a major liability -- if that’s what’s holding programs back here.
Angelo RizzoAngeloRizzo6'3" | SGJanesville Craig | 2021StateWI
- 2021 - SG - Janesville Craig
Rizzo will definitely climb up the rankings after Sunday’s performance. Not sure any prospect scored the ball as well as he did. Rizzo is a knockdown shooter with size (6-4) and confidence. He’s got a very high release, which it makes it tough for defenders to get him out of rhythm. Rizzo knows where his spots are on the floor and knows how to set up defenders so he can rise and fire off the bounce. One of the better defenders in the state too, Rizzo always brings it on that end. As seen over the summer, he’ll guard anybody and any position. He wants the smoke and wants to shut down the opposition’s best player. If I’m a D3 program, I’d be thrilled about this potential addition.
Carter ThomasCarterThomas6'5" | PFNeenah | 2022StateWI
- 2022 - F - Neenah
Thomas was the most consistent player I saw on Sunday. In all three games, thought his impact was extremely positive. He’s more of an undersized power-forward, but at 6-foot-5, is starting to expand his game to the perimeter, which will make him a lot more attractive as a prospect if he can develop into a wing. Thomas took the ball off the bounce and lived at the rim on Sunday. He’s still a little awkward there, but the results don’t lie. Thomas has terrific body control to adjust his shot in mid-air or take a bump at the rim. We saw him shoot it a little bit from the outside as well. The one thing you can always count on Thomas for is the dirty work. He’s an outstanding post defender, rebounder, and just works his butt off. You never have to ask him to do the things that don’t require talent.
Marcus TomashekMarcusTomashek5'11" | CGAshwaubenon | 2022StateWI
- 2022 - SG - Ashwaubenon
Defenders had a hard time making Tomashek uncomfortable on Sunday. Once the Ashwaubenon product got hot, there was no slowing him down. Tomashek won’t wow anybody athletically, but if defenders don’t close out with a hand high, Tomashek is going to make them pay. An effortless 3-point shooter with good size (6-4), Tomashek sees right over the top and can step into his shot off the dribble or off the catch. Throughout the summer, Tomashek feasted from beyond the arc and plays so well off his teammates. There’s little doubt over the next two years, Tomashek is going to be among the state’s top 3-point shooters.
Jalen WomackJalenWomack6'2" | CGMenasha | 2022StateWI
- 2022 - G - Menasha
In terms of where he’s ranked within the state and how he performed on Sunday, there may not have been a player that helped his cause more than Womack. The 6-foot-1 combo guard was electric throughout the day. He scored in isolation at well, putting the ball in the hole from all three levels. Using a dangerous hesitation dribble, Womack had defenders guessing and leaving their feet all day. Womack operates as a downhill, dribble-drive threat, can score off-balance, and made a lot of difficult attempts look easy. Womack made his mark over the summer as more of a facilitator. He was really effective at surveying the floor, making the extra pass, and setting up his teammates. Also a standout defender, Womack brought the intensity on that end and made plenty of noise with his on-ball defense.
2022 guard Jalen WomackJalenWomack6'2" | CGMenasha | 2022StateWI
balled out at @PHTop250.@Ja1enW0mack @PrepHoops pic.twitter.com/10sgoXycZk
— Prep Hoops Wisconsin (@PrepHoops_WI) October 6, 2020
Casey VerhagenCaseyVerhagen6'1" | PGSheboygan Lutheran | 2022StateWI
- 2022 - PG - Sheboygan Lutheran
Give this kid a team and he’ll run it effectively. One of the best floor generals in the state, Verhagen just has that point guard gene and ability to get the best out of his teammates. A prospect that puts constant pressure on the defense with his dribble-drive ability, Verhagen has a natural feel of how defenses are going to rotate, which allows him to make the right basketball play. Verhagen uses that IQ on the defensive end as well. The Sheboygan Lutheran standout jumps passing lanes as well as any guard in his class and is always good for a few easy buckets that come off steals. Verhagen also has some serious sauce with the basketball when he gets coast-to-coast. The 6-foot-1 junior left defenders helpless with a few behind-the-back or spin moves. His ability to do some of those things at top-end speed with extremely impressive on Sunday.
Landon Van CalsterLandonVan Calster6'6" | SFFreedom | 2022StateWI
- 2022 - SF - Freedom
Van Calster is a tough matchup problem. The 6-foot-6 small forward has unique size for the position and with his ability to catch and shoot on the perimeter as well as take defenders off the dribble, there’s not many defenders capable of taking everything away from him. Van Calster seems to have really worked on his handle since July. He attacked well throughout the day, was able to get past defenders en route to the rim, and played lower to the ground despite his length.