Isaiah Hanson (Maranatha Christian Academy) – Gets more out of his body and ability than anybody here. He may be small for his position and he may not wow you athletically but in terms of consistency and production he outplays all the guys who are bigger and/or more athletic. A constant producer who is going to make a school happy when they take a chance.
Austin Huss (Colfax) – Strong combo forward who consistently went at bigs and scored after contact. Wiry frame with room to improve. He was very good in transition including some one hand dunks complete with bellowing screams. The last guy to do workouts on rims in the Augsburg gym during a Northstar event was Logan Doyle and after that event things went well for him, maybe similar things will happen for the Wisconsin senior who looks like a nice D3 prospect, maybe D2. He literally dunked all afternoon.
Jarvis Johnson (DeLaSalle) – The agility testing showed that the elite point guard is as light on his feet as any guard in the combine. Jarvis took less steps than anyone in the event but had one of the best agility times. Simply put, he’s an outstanding athlete. During game action his dribble separation stuff had players on their heels and off balance throughout the event allowing him middle whenever. Hit the trey, dropping amazing dimes, athletic finishes, yeah this kid is big time. No other way to say it, he dominated these guards.
JP Macura (Lakeville North) – JP’s workout numbers were impressive today as he continues a five month run of just about everything he does being something of note. His agility score ranked up there with the best guards. Once game action began JP found ways to produce all over the place. He hit contested treys, ran the floor to dunk, cut off the ball to finish dump-offs, had putbacks, made a pull-up trey off the bounce, and he made a baseline reverse penetrating score. Proved his D1 ability once again.
Sam Neumann (Cretin-Derham Hall) – Sam seems even taller while his jumper looks cleaner. Has a smooth stroke with a good neck release that is 80 percent affective when left open and in the 40-45 percent range when contested. As a true wing he’s so much bigger than opponents allowing him to get consistent looks at the rim over shorter defenders. He also made plays at the rim rebounding, blocking shots, and going up to finish. Towards the end of the combine he was knocking down deep contested treys with regularity drawing gazes to his court from all his peers.
Quashingm Smith-Pugh (St. Paul Johnson) – Schools seem to be afraid of Q because he’s a tweener position wise, but he’s so dominant out here that I say he can outperform many at either of the position he’s between. Plus, he’s every bit of 6-foot-3, I feel like he’s grown some. Type of relentless competitor who found himself getting some shots blocked but just about every time it was swatted he found the carom and then completed the play. His perimeter jumper was on all day and his team dominated which is a regular trait of his.
Andre Wallace (Eden Prairie) – Was just too athletic getting up and down for just about everyone in the gym. Had a couple alley-oops finishes, ran the floor to sky over kids dunking on them excitedly, and he was hitting his jumper. His game has matured so much in the past half year.
Wheeler Baker (Osseo) – Has to be one of the most annoying players to guard because if he gets to the angle on you he’s going to keep you on his hip, be in control and lean in to score. Lives in the paint and knows how to finish over recovering help and big men contesting. Can also lull you to sleep with six dribbles and then explode for a pull-up or lane attack.
Kolin Bartlett (St. Peter) – Looks more skilled than at the end of the high school year. His face-up ability definitely looks improved as he attacked with one dribble right, made contact, and hammered home. Kolin has wide shoulders that look like he’s going to be able to carry good weight without losing agility.
Ryan Bruggeman (Pelican Rapids) – Playing with a lot of scorers Ryan sat back and dished to all his weapons orchestrating a devastating attack that won games by 30 just about every time. Had a couple transition bounces passes that were simply special.
Kobe Critchley (Roseville) – Dealt with a lot of active, athletic guards who tried to consistently force turnovers but they could never get him to make a mistake. Made some crafty buckets turning the corner and dropped perfect assists to running teammates. Is one of the more fun players to watch because his feel as a passer and his creative playmaking.
Dominique Galloway (Columbia Heights) – Opened eyes with his ability as a slasher including a couple dunks in transition. Seems to have the motor and the attack skill to put up good numbers for Coach Braziel next year. Scored big numbers game after game after game. Get ready north metro, the Hylanders have another 20 point per game guy.
Jake Johnson (St. Francis) – At 6-foot-6, long, and agile, Johnson moved as well as any big here and then some. He crossed over to the corner and then exploded baseline for a nasty one hand slam that was executed with a physical touch. Jake’s length and agility is going to get him huge numbers at St. Francis and if this kid grew a little bit we could be talking D1 looks next year.
Grant Kellogg (Minnetonka) – Was just too mature as a lead guard for any of the underclassmen to stop from getting middle. Constantly found himself in the paint getting to the foul line or pulling up. Also hit more than half of his open jumpers. Confidently led his group with conviction as he basically toyed with most of the guards who were smaller than he.
Kharie Kirkland (Tartan) – Was very loose today showing his big smile and creatively making plays for his teammates. I absolutely love how he gets a d-board and turns to fly the other way with wings running on each side. Always makes the right decision turning a bad shot into a transition score the other direction.
Nick Machemehl (Lester Prairie) – His pull-up game is so good and it can be scored with range. He’s quick with the ball and intelligent in his attack. Nick can beat quicker guards to the spot because his feel is usually better than their defensive effort and understanding. Also a gamer, was fine in the workout drills but once the refs were brought in most guards couldn’t stay with him. Played with a great team and they worked outstanding together resulting in constant lay-ins and treys that Nick was often a part of.
Cole Murray (Rogers) – This is a sophomore who could do some really good things for the Royal Blue. Showed agility around the basket at a listed 6-foot-7 plus he has some skill away from the basket as well. He’s a lefty who look like he could be moved around to play three positions. He’s also gone at the rim to finish with regular flushes. Spent most of his game action time working out of the post but also had some beautiful finishes against retreating defenders in transition.
Dan Becken (Centennial) – This 6-foot-6 three man has D3 stud written all over him. He’s got great size for a three man and the jumper to go with it. Seems to be a catch and shoot guy but not limited to just that. There is mid-range ability as well. A nice complimentary option. Knocked down just about every shot the trainers asked him to attempt off the bounce during drills.
Sean Burns (Robbinsdale Armstrong) –Burns is another big wing although he’s definitely a three who could even play some four. A sophomore to be Burns could go either way as a strong man power forward type who doubles as a potential football prospect or he could use agility and become a slashing three man. Has the potential to be very good. Loved how he absorbed contact and finished around the basket anyway.
Cyrus Moore-Brown (Robbinsdale Armstrong) – A senior to be who had a great combine. Cyrus is an agile combo guard who showed a burst going left off screens scoring with not only elbow pull-ups but the agility to take care of business above the rim. Guards couldn’t keep him in front.
Dalontray Nins (Como Park) – A 6-foot-3 wing who seems to have a lot of potential. Little was provided about age and such but there is a lot of natural ability with him. He’s a big guard with strength, a decent touch, and he covers a ton of ground quickly with each dribble. Certainly raw but with some work this is a kid we could hear more about.
Cameron Ross (Mpls Southwest) – A 6-foot-3 scoring guard with a nice frame. Gets separation facing and using his dribble as opposed to his first step. Has decent scoring range and decent handles. Type of kid who has the range to play a little two, decent enough size to play a high school four, but generally is a small forward.
Luke Sandquist (Watertown-Mayer) – There is a lot of numbers at Watertown-Mayer that need to be replaced with Nate Kratch gone but Sandquist should be able to give near double-double totals as many in his league won’t be able to stop him around the cup. Strong kid with reasonable agility as an undersized big. Also made some contested baseline jumpers.
Kyle Sorenson (Caledonia) – Six-foot-5 sophomore prospect with confident range and some playmaking ability from the wing. Young for his sophomore age so there is a ton of room for growth. Good physical size to be a catch and shoot guy and if he grows as expected this could be a 6-foot-7 prospect of the future. Only 14 years old. Ran the floor for numerous buckets as well.
Robert Ben (Spring Lake Park) – Ben’s workout numbers read like a scholarship football recruit and his effort was even better. The 6-foot-3 worker consistently impressed in everything.
Quinton Garvis (Mpls Washburn) – Love his no nonsense, gritty way of going about the game. Doesn’t waste time with unnecessary motions or chatter, he simply produces what is asked.
Seth Johnson (St. Croix Prep) – Talk about a battler Johnson has one of the meanest elbow turns into short hooks that I’ve seen. Most of what he does is physical and at a 100 miles per hour with 100 percent effort.
Alec Leabo (Champlin Park) – Impressed with his tenacity and effort. Worked extremely well with Critchley and made intelligent decisions with the basketball. Also hit a handful of treys and passed the ball extremely well.
Jake Lindquist (Chisago Lakes) – Tough little guard who backed down from nobody. Worked his way deep in the paint despite being smaller and not as quick as many opponents. Definitely played with more heart and desire though.
Riley Sharbono (Marshall) – Knocked down treys and played aggressive defensively. His all around effort was effort was quite encouraging.
Ethan White (Robbinsdale Cooper) – Little but supplies all sorts of harassing ball pressure. He’s like a mosquito buzzing in your face that you are powerless to do anything about.
Carter Anderson (Superior) – Senior who has a nice pull-up game either stopping and popping or using his one hand floater.
Dennis Austin (Apple Valley) – high IQ player who can finish with either hand in the paint. Pump fakes galore.
Isaiah Coddon (Woodbury) – Should be able to offer complimentary scoring to the Royals line-up. Finished well above the rim during the training sessions and has some range. Wouldn’t be surprised at all if he had a big winter.
Will Culliton (Breck) – Had his moments knocking down corner treys. Looks to have grown some. Every day he looks more and more like a solid shooting wing prospect.
Jayson Edwards (Benilde-St. Margaret’s) – Transferred to BSM and looks to have the ability to offer them scoring at the guard position as well as ball pressure D.
Dustin Fronk (Apple Valley) – Played the role of primary ball handler during scrimmage action showing a better handle and a more confident handle. Spent more time attacking today and had good results.
Michael Gutierrez (St. Croix Prep) – This young man could be the next small school player putting up double figure numbers in the metro. You give him space he’s hitting his jumper.
Ian Higgins-Spar (Minnetonka) – Aggressive little guard who brought a lot of spirit in a 5-foot-6 frame. Scored three or four times a game and had a lot of sneaky steals.
Wyatt Johnson (Como Park) – Tough guard with decent handles and some shooting range.
Elliott Kane (Maple Grove) – Had trouble with his shot from deep but showed the ability to separate and he scored some in the paint as well.
Jake Knupp (East Ridge) - Knocked down shooter and had one of the top two speeds for the shuttle test and the conditioning test.
Cory Maxon (Minnesota Transitions) – Steady performer from MTS who played a good role for his squad.
Stevie Moman (Cretin-Derham Hall) – Wing with a textbook shooting stroke. Looks like he could play some at either position in the future.
Roger Moore (Concordia Academy) – Lead guard with some handles, hard to steal it from him as he calculates each pass.
Cole Northwick (Rosemount) – A true shooting guard in the fact that he sits in the corner and waits to be deadly. Also plays with a high IQ and when he fills out Rosemount will have an outside weapon.
Paul Olson (Rogers) – The run of size at Rogers is not over. The 6-foot-6 combo big is hard to move in the paint. Simply put, he’s a space eater.
Spencer Radtke (Lester Prairie) – A four man at his school Spencer worked with the small forwards and got in some good work at the combine. Did a nice job assimilating to a position he doesn’t play plus knocked down a handful of treys.
Tavaris Robinson (Spring Lake Park) – Love his stop and go game. A jittery quick guard whose almost impossible to corral.
Kent Schollmeier (St. Croix Prep) – Long forward who is a defensive pest in the paint. One of several St. Croix Prep guys to show up and turn some heads.
Bremiah Snyder (Minnetonka) – Almost legendary for his excessive toughness and vocal sparring Bremiah knows how to play D and hit a couple treys today. Now grown to 6-foot-3.
Robert Tobroxen (Apple Valley) – Spent much of the day making hustle plays which included offensive rebounds and defensive recoveries. Best known for his shooting touch which is there too but I was really caught off guard with his rebounding efforts.
Evan Van Erp (Wadena Deer Creek) – Shooter with court knowledge. Knows how to play.
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