Posted On: 01/4/22 10:42 AM

It’s a big night for high school basketball in Wisconsin, as some of the top teams will square off. I’ll be taking a look at some of those big name matchups, as well as a couple of under-the-radar games to keep an eye on across the state.

Pewaukee (5-1) vs Wisconsin Lutheran (7-1)

It’s a battle for the top spot in Division 2, and arguably bragging rights for #1 in the state as Pewaukee hosts Wisconsin Lutheran. Pewaukee is led by a talented starting five including a pair of Division 1 recruits in Milan Momcilovic Milan Momcilovic 6'8" | SF Pewaukee | 2023 State #44 Nation WI and Nick Janowski Nick Janowski 6'3" | CG Pewaukee | 2024 State WI . A blend of skill, size, and experience makes Pewaukee difficult to beat. Wisconsin Lutheran counters with a talented lineup of their own, led by sophomore Kon Knueppel Kon Knueppel 6'5" | SG Wisconsin Lutheran | 2024 State WI at 18.4 ppg. He’s one of the best shooters in the state, but his all around game at 6’4-6’5 has also drawn the attention of D1 schools across the Midwest. Add in Jamiir Allen Jamiir Allen 6'0" | CG Wisconsin Lutheran | 2023 State WI as a ball handler and guys like Landon Key Landon Key 6'3" | SF Wisconsin Lutheran | 2023 State WI and Jordan Glenn Jordan Glenn 5'11" | PG Wisconsin Lutheran | 2022 State WI on the wings, and this is a dangerous team. Don’t forget that star junior Milan Momcilovic Milan Momcilovic 6'8" | SF Pewaukee | 2023 State #44 Nation WI and Nick Janowski Nick Janowski 6'3" | CG Pewaukee | 2024 State WI . A blend of skill, size, and experience makes Pewaukee difficult to beat. Wisconsin Lutheran counters with a talented lineup of their own, led by sophomore Kon Knueppel Kon Knueppel 6'5" | SG Wisconsin Lutheran | 2024 State WI at 18.4 ppg. He’s one of the best shooters in the state, but his all around game at 6’4-6’5 has also drawn the attention of D1 schools across the Midwest. Add in Jamiir Allen Jamiir Allen 6'0" | CG Wisconsin Lutheran | 2023 State WI as a ball handler and guys like Landon Key Landon Key 6'3" | SF Wisconsin Lutheran | 2023 State WI and Jordan Glenn Jordan Glenn 5'11" | PG Wisconsin Lutheran | 2022 State WI on the wings, and this is a dangerous team. Don’t forget that star junior Prentice Young Prentice Young 6'4" | PG Wisconsin Lutheran | 2023 State #155 Nation WI Jr. has also returned to the floor for Wisconsin Lutheran. Sussex Hamilton (6-3) at Wauwatosa East (2-2) These two battled for an exciting season opener last year, and although they both lost a lot of talent, there’s plenty of prospects to keep an eye on tonight. Tosa East is led by nationally ranked Leon Bond Leon Bond 6'5" | PF Wauwatosa East | 2022 State #62 Nation WI , one of the most explosive players in the state who adds in a lethal mid-range game. He leads the way with 20.3 ppg while senior Aidan Blackmon Aidan Blackmon 6'0" Wauwatosa East | 2022 WI also averages in double figures. Sussex Hamilton features junior guard Luther Smith Luther Smith 5'10" | SG Sussex Hamilton | 2023 State WI , a player who can take over a game in an instant. Once he sees a couple of shots fall, there’s no telling how much he’ll score. Sophomore Aidan Konop Aidan Konop 6'1" | SG Sussex Hamilton | 2024 State WI is a scrappy defender and also averages 13 ppg, while Dylan Hibicke Dylan Hibicke 6'6" | SF Sussex Hamilton | 2022 State WI gives them some size at 6’5. Middleton (7-1) vs Milton (8-2) Middleton is off to an impressive start at 7-1, and face one of their toughest tests yet in Milton. They’re led by 6’5 junior Gavyn Hurley Gavyn Hurley 6'4" | CG Middleton | 2023 State WI who’s having a monster season at 20.1 ppg. He’s a high IQ player with good positional size who does a bit of everything on the floor. This is a battle tested team whose only loss came in the final seconds to Neenah. Milton features unsigned senior PG Jack Campion Jack Campion 5'10" | PG Milton | 2022 State WI , one of the most productive players in the senior glass. His shifty handle, non-stop motor, and incredible passing vision have him averaging 17.4 points and 6.9 assists per contest. Brogan McIntyre Brogan McIntyre 6'6" | SF Milton | 2023 State WI is a strong and athletic 6’6 forward for this team that provides an additional scoring punch and can guard a variety of spots. Oshkosh North (9-1) at Kaukauna (4-5) Looking for talented underclassmen? This game has you covered. Sophomore Stevie Clark Stevie Clark 6'6" | SF Oshkosh North | 2024 State WI is having a big year for Oshkosh North averaging 22.1 points per game. The skilled lefty has size and shooting touch that make him a difficult matchup. This game also features two of the state’s top freshmen going head to head. 6’6 Xzayvion Mitchell puts up 20.3 points and 9.3 rebounds per game for Oshkosh North, while 6’6 Amari Allen Amari Allen 6'5" | SF Kaukauna | 2025 WI is scoring 22.7 a game for Kaukauna. Don’t let Kaukauna’s record fool you, as they’re a talented team coming off two straight wins, and feature Division 1 signed point guard Chris Morgan. Kimberly (3-3) at Neenah (8-1) Yes, Kimberly is just 3-3 on the year, but this is a team that can beat anyone in the state on any given night. Jackson Paveletzke Jackson Paveletzke 6'1" | CG Kimberly | 2022 State WI is having a monster year scoring 33.8 a game including 50 against De Pere. He’s a quick and highly skilled player who can torch you with his shooting ability. Owen Pawlikowski Owen Pawlikowski 6'3" | SG Kimberly | 2022 State WI adds in some strength and athleticism on the wing, and will be able to guard most spots on the floor while also scoring 15 a game. Neenah doesn’t have a high number scorer, but is led by point guard Chevalier Emery Jr Chevalier Emery Jr 6'1" | PG Neenah | 2022 State WI . He’s a tough as nails defender who plays with as much grit as anyone in the state. He can score when he needs to but is also a talented facilitator. JJ Paider JJ Paider 6'7" Neenah | 2022 WI is emerging as a walking double-double inside at 6’7 while Carter Thomas Carter Thomas 6'5" | PF Neenah | 2022 State WI provides an additional scoring punch on the wing.

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