Posted On: 08/31/21 11:19 PM

Collin Nick Collin Nick 6'5" | C Lincoln High | 2023 State NE - #13

Lincoln High will have several options to protect the rim this season, with Nick being most physical presence. He is incredibly difficult to move in the post, and he stays disciplined when contesting shots. He has solid touch around the rim, and that touch extends out toward the perimeter at a decent clip.

Aiden Welch Aiden Welch 6'5" | C Lincoln Southwest | 2023 State NE - #17

Welch brings mobility to the PF/C position. It allows him to rotate quickly and effectively guard two in the paint. His long arms help him contest shots that appear to be out of his radius, and he can get himself back into plays even when beat initially. The Lincoln Southwest big brings energy and effort to every possession.

Xavier Howard Xavier Howard 6'6" | C Bellevue East | 2023 State NE - #91 (pictured)

The Bellevue East big is raw right now, but the physical tools are there. He is long, mobile, and has solid hands. He must improve his leverage in order to become a consistent threat inside, as he is thin and struggles to stay in an athletic position. He will have a big role for the Chieftains this winter, and I am intrigued to see what he does with it.

Collin Nick Collin Nick 6'5" | C Lincoln High | 2023 State NE - #13 Lincoln High will have several options to protect the rim this season, with Nick being most physical presence. He is incredibly difficult to move in the post, and he stays disciplined when contesting shots. He has solid touch around the rim, and that touch extends out toward the perimeter at a decent clip. Aiden Welch Aiden Welch 6'5" | C Lincoln Southwest | 2023 State NE - #17 Welch brings mobility to the PF/C position. It allows him to rotate quickly and effectively guard two in the paint. His long arms help him contest shots that appear to be out of his radius, and he can get himself back into plays even when beat initially. The Lincoln Southwest big brings energy and effort to every possession. Xavier Howard Xavier Howard 6'6" | C Bellevue East | 2023 State NE - #91 (pictured) The Bellevue East big is raw right now, but the physical tools are there. He is long, mobile, and has solid hands. He must improve his leverage in order to become a consistent threat inside, as he is thin and struggles to stay in an athletic position. He will have a big role for the Chieftains this winter, and I am intrigued to see what he does with it. Mat Tut Mat Tut C Omaha Bryan | 2023 State NE - #96 I only saw Tut play in a few games this summer, but he showed good touch and scoring knack. He has good body control and footwork, which helps him navigate traffic when scoring and rebounding. Tut played in only a handful of games for Omaha Bryan last season, and did not receive many minutes. Look for that to change in his junior year. Hudson Ames Hudson Ames C Bellevue West | 2023 State NE - #99 Ames provided rim protection and rebounding for EYCE Elite this summer. I got a chance to see him for the first time, and I came away impressed with his shot-blocking ability. 

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