Photo: Dordt Basketball Dordt Basketball

Posted On: 01/13/21 11:06 AM

Last night Sioux Falls Christian knocked off Dell Rapids in a Class A/Dak XII battle of top five teams.  Who were the top prospects and why?  PHD runs you through the list. 

One.  Xavier Van BeekXavierVan Beek6'0" | SGSioux Falls Christian | 2021StateSD (6’0 Sr Guard) of SF Christian (Dordt Commit).  The player that likely grabbed my attention the most last night was Xavier Van BeekXavierVan Beek6'0" | SGSioux Falls Christian | 2021StateSD.  He didn’t have his best shooting game (5 of 13 from the field) but I really liked how he used his quickness and size advantage versus the Dell Rapids shorter guards.  On the defensive end Van Beek and his teammates directed his teammates to the help very well leading to a lot of contested misses near the rim.  Sure the Dell Rapids players were quicker at times and they were blitzing to the rim quick in the possession, but Van Beek was able to force his players to tougher angles that included the help.  Back the other way, Van Beek was able to get a dribble or two into the paint to create shots for others (had four assists) or get to his seven scoring possessions for 14 points.  

Two.  Tyler PrinsTylerPrins6'3" | SFSioux Falls Christian | 2021StateSD (6’3 Sr Wing)

Dakotas All Access Pass

Subscribe to Prep Hoops Dakotas to get access to all premium articles and prospect rankings for as little as $2 per week with an annual subscription!