Posted On: 01/7/22 3:11 PM

The Wells Fargo Advisors Shootout returns after a COVID-related hiatus last year, with seven games taking place at Coe College in Cedar Rapids on Saturday, January 8. Below we preview each of the seven games. (Stats and records are current as of 10:30 am on Friday.)

 

10:30 am: Central City (2-8) vs. Columbus (3-6)

We kick things off with a pair of programs that have struggled in recent years, but that seem to be headed in the right direction. Central City has just one senior on the roster, and he rarely plays, and they are led in scoring by a freshman and a pair of sophomores. The freshman, Matthew Klostermann (10.4 points a game) also leads the team in assists, dishing out 3.7 helpers a night. Mekhi Benton (15.0) and Aiden Klostermann (10.4) are the other headliners for the Wildcats.

Five of the top six scorers for Columbus are sophomores or juniors, so the Wildcats in blue will have a lot of experience returning next year. Junior Grant Watson (14.6, 39.1 3P%) has been the team’s headliner, leading them in scoring and rebounding, while Marco Martinez (6.9), Oscar Alcala (5.6), and Timothy Hills (5.4) have been solid

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