Posted On: 02/11/21 12:00 PM

High school hoops are finally back and man does it feel good. I got the chance to check out Rockford vs Gull Lake on Tuesday, and Catholic Central vs South Christian on Wednesday. Below are some of my observations from the first two games I’ve attended this season.

Rockford 67, Gull Lake 50
Sam KristSamKrist6'5" | PFRockford | 2021StateMI, 6’5", G, Rockford 2021"

Sam had an efficient 16 points in Rockford’s season opener. The US Naval commit scored off the dribble drive, from the perimeter, and in the mid-range via isolation sets. His offensive package has significantly diversified from a year ago and will be a problem for Rockford’s opponents all season. He also used his length to disrupt Gull Lake’s offensive flow throughout the game.

Nick HeinenNickHeinen6'2" | SGRockford | 2022StateMI, 6’2", G, Rockford 2022"

Nick came out of the gates ready to play, cashing in three three-pointers in the first quarter, and would eventually finish with 19 points, leading the Rams in scoring. Nick has a smooth looking jumper and can get it off in a hurry. Nick also excelled in transition, penetrating the lane and finding his teammates for open looks.

Calvin Kibbe, 6’2", G, Rockford 2022"

Calvin only scored two points on

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