Hayden Stromsodt

Posted On: 01/12/21 11:00 PM

The Mid-America Center hosted the 15th annual MAC Shootout this weekend, pitting several teams along the Iowa-Nebraska border against one another. These were the best big men who participated in the Shootout:

Noah Sandbothe - Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln

Sandbothe was an excellent balance of size and versatility in their 74–72 defeat against Bellevue West. He has good mobility, which he used to wiggle through traffic and fight for rebounds. He was even comfortable out on the perimeter and with the ball in his hands. On one occasion, he jabbed and drove the ball from the three-point line, past Even Inselman for a layup. He has good feel on the court, too. His off-ball movement was rewarded with a few catch and shoot three-point opportunities that he knocked down.

William Kyle IIIWilliamKyle III6'7" | CBellevue West | 2022StateNE - Bellevue West

The best shot-blocker in attendance at the MAC Shootout was the junior, William Kyle. He finished with 3 blocks in addition to his 11 points (a perfect 5/5 from the field) and 4 assists. Sandbothe had a solid game, but the reason he didn’t score more than 11 points was due to Kyle’s rim protection. He slides his feet well enough to handle

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