Posted On: 05/10/21 3:00 PM

Sunday action started early at Prep Hoops Battle at the Lakes. Four really strong matchups were played and I was happy to be right there to catch all the action. 


Ben VanderWal Ben VanderWal 6'5" | SF Timothy Christian | 2022 State IL      Breakaway    2022

Ben had another good start Sunday morning. He scored on all three levels. He really surprised me with mid-range touch in the lane. He hit a couple of shots when MN Fury guys ran him off the three point line. VanderWal stayed consistent the whole weekend battling on the boards and making sound plays if the first options were denied. Ben is a high academic D1 kid who will get many schools attention when the live period hits.


Nick Katona     Minnesota Fury Wilde 2022

Katona is a high energy forward who made big plays Sunday morning. In the matchup with Breakaway he kept plays alive by crashing the offensive boards hard and taking advantage of the height difference Fury had. Nick had strong takes to the rim. A few times he used spin move in the lane for finishes.  When the lanes were packed he made some mid-range and three point shots. Katona scored from all three levels and

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