Posted On: 06/8/21 6:00 AM

We spent Monday in Carbondale at the Pure Sweat Combine in Marion.  The event ran by Justin Barrington featured some of the top prospects from Southern Illinois.  We examine the players at the event in Pure Sweat Combine: Monday Evaluations!


Justin King Justin King 6'4" | PG Mascoutah | 2022 State IL (Mascoutah – 2022)

The top prospect in the gym played like it throughout the day.  Showed well in the drills portion including his much improved consistency on his jumper.  Once the games started he lit the gym up.  At 6’4” King has great size and length at the lead guard spot.  Creative ball handler off the bounce that got to the rim where he finished well with both hands.  Slick ball handler in traffic that lost it a few times on the gather, but not much else you can knock him on during this outing.  Passed it very well especially when getting in the teeth of the defense finding his big men and shooters.  Looked the part of a mid-major recruit.


Saxton Hoepker Saxton Hoepker 6'6" | SF Nashville | 2022 State IL (Nashville – 2022)

Without question the biggest stock riser of the day was Hoepker.  We have seen the Bears quite a few times this spring and Hoepker hasn’t shown

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