Posted On: 12/7/21 11:33 AM

The first week of High School hoops was filled with great games. I was lucky enough to catch a few of them and keep up with many more. Today I’ll be giving some of my observations on teams and players that caught my attention. 

Silverhawks Soaring Early

Lincoln Southwest went 2-0 this week and picked up some solid wins against Papillion South and Kearney. The usual suspects handled business in Rylan Smith Rylan Smith 6'1" | PG Lincoln Southwest | 2023 State NE and Ben Hunzeker Ben Hunzeker 6'3" | SG Lincoln Southwest | 2022 State NE . Smith was knockdown from three all week and was a consistent triple-double threat with the way he attacked the glass and kept setting up his teammates for easy buckets. Hunzeker got to the hoop at will at times against Kearney and racked up a ton of steals with his incredibly active hands. The player that grabbed the most attention for me from Southwest was Lukas Helms Lukas Helms 6'5" | SF Lincoln Southwest | 2023 State NE . He’s going to be a major X-Factor this year for them and is turning himself into a prospect you need to keep your eye on. On Saturday I watched the 6’5 Junior slice to the hoop consistently and make timely three-pointers. I really like the poise that Helms plays with and if the

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