Posted On: 06/10/21 11:42 PM

Who are the best players from Capital City? The Bismarck schools/teams are loaded with talent in the 2023 class. Below we will look at the top players. 

2023 Bismarck Top Prospects:

#1 Anthony Doppler Anthony Doppler 6'4" | SG Bismarck Century | 2023 State ND |6-4 G| Bismarck Century/ND Phenom - Division-1 potential, All-State talent, big and strong guard, skilled, always improving, will have the Patriots ready to contend for the top spot in the WDA, having a great AAU season. Anthony is a great scorer from all over the court. He is a physical slasher. Doppler is also a high-level shooter with deep range. 

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#2 Ryan Erikson Ryan Erikson 6'8" | C Bismarck Century | 2023 State ND |6-8 F| Bismarck Century/ND Phenon - Division-1 Potential, he will average a double-double next season, will be a top Class A post, very versatile, soft-touch, elite rebounder, patient with good feet. His size, strength, and smarts make him a scary player. Ryan can hurt you inside and he can also pull you away from the basket and score from the mid-range. He is a great passer for a post. 

#7 Anthony Doppler Anthony Doppler 6'4" | SG Bismarck Century | 2023 State ND |6-4 G| Bismarck Century/ND Phenom - Division-1 potential, All-State talent, big and strong guard, skilled, always improving, will have the Patriots ready to contend for the top spot in the WDA, having a great AAU season. Anthony is a great scorer from all over the court. He is a physical slasher. Doppler is also a high-level shooter with deep range.  Photo: Jon Jablonski Life-Images #2 Ryan Erikson Ryan Erikson 6'8" | C Bismarck Century | 2023 State ND |6-8 F| Bismarck Century/ND Phenon - Division-1 Potential, he will average a double-double next season, will be a top Class A post, very versatile, soft-touch, elite rebounder, patient with good feet. His size, strength, and smarts make him a scary player. Ryan can hurt you inside and he can also pull you away from the basket and score from the mid-range. He is a great passer for a post.  #7 William Ware William Ware 6'7" | SF Bismarck Century | 2023 State ND |6-7 F| Bismarck Century/ND Phenom - Unlimited potential, athletic, long, versatile, flexible. I like his athleticism and his ability to guard on the wing and in the paint. College coaches have to be intrigued by his length and athletic attributes. William has unlimited potential. Ware and Erikson will by Twin-Towers and a Dynamic Duo for the Patriots from Century.  #20 Cole Jahner Cole Jahner 6'3" | SG Bismarck | 2023 State ND |6-3 G| Bismarck/ECI - Gritty and tough, shooter from all over, hard-working defender. Jahner has the potential to thrive next year in the Demon system. When you add in his hustle, athleticism, and size, I see a great defender. Cole will also be able to put the ball in the hole for BHS. He will thrive in their fast-paced up-tempo style.  #22 Tyler Birst Tyler Birst 6'0" | PG Bismarck Century | 2023 State ND  |6-0 G| Bismarck Century/ND Phenom - Skilled, high Bball IQ, crafty, contributor, effective decision-maker. Birst will be surrounded by great players at Century, and he is one of them as well. Tyler does the little things well, and do not forget to add in that he makes everyone around him a better player. Another potential great Patriot.  #25 Jay Wanzek Jay Wanzek 6'5" | PF Shiloh Christian | 2023 State ND |6-5 F| Shiloh Christian/ECI - Very physical, confident, carves out space, strong, high-ceiling, experience. Jay knows what it takes to perform in big games. He and the Skyhawks won the Region-5 Championship this year. Wanzek is not afraid of taking a big shot. He should be a stout defender in the paint and a dominant rebounder.  #31 Maddox Doppler Maddox Doppler 6'5" | PF Bismarck St. Mary's | 2023 State ND |6-5 F| Bismarck St. Mary’s/ND Phenom – Long and athletic, tough defender, gritty, knows his role. Maddox is a problematic defender. He does not force his shot, but he hits it consistently when he chooses. His smarts, skills, length, and unselfishness make him an intriguing player. It will be fun to see what Doppler can do for the Saints this year.  #36 Jaxon Kellogg Jaxon Kellogg 6'3" | PG Bismarck Legacy | 2023 State ND |6-3 G| Bismarck Legacy/ND Phenom - Strong and long guard, overwhelms opposing guards, big-time rebounder. Kellog can get up and down the court quickly. Jaxon sees the floor well and he gets the rock into the hot hand. He has great instincts on the defensive side. Kellog has a scary amount of potential, only time will tell.  #57 Jedi Derrick Jedi Derrick 6'3" | SF Bismarck | 2023 State ND |6-3 F| Bismarck/ND Attack - Bright future, shooter, hard worker, athlete. Derrick can be a tough defender for the Demons. Jedi has the potential and quickness to be a threat on offense. It will be interesting to see where he fits in with the Demons next year.  FULL RANKINGS BELOW:  https://www.prephoops.com/dakotas/rankings/north-dakota-rankings/2023-rankings/

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