KyJuan Stays Hot Last weekend Minot point guard KyJuan Johnson joined ECI for the weekend and promptly led the team to the SPTS semi-finals in Sioux Falls. Johnson's defense, transition push, and high percentage finishing were all key reasons to…
KyJuan Stays Hot
Last weekend Minot point guard KyJuan Johnson joined ECI for the weekend and promptly led the team to the SPTS semi-finals in Sioux Falls. Johnson's defense, transition push, and high percentage finishing were all key reasons to ECI's success.
Four days later KyJuan was back with the Dakota Phenom and his play remained at a high level. He knocked out four of his five treys and 7 of 10 shots overall to score 20 points. Johnson also had four rebounds and four assists as the Phenom destroyed their opponent 77-35 in a run away.
It's been a big half year for Johnson who increased his role with every game during the high school season and ultimately helped Minot win a state title. Now Johnson has helped two Grassroots squads win games.
Big Numbers for De’Sean
De'Sean Allen-Eikens has a bit of pressure on him as colleges continue to show more and more interest. The Dakota programs are starting to come around more and more led by UND who offered, schools like Northern Iowa have showed up at the gym, and now Colorado has stepped forward wanting to see De'Sean play and visit later in the year.
De'Sean's Vegas started off in a massive way. He first played with the Phenom 15U team this morning and put up 31 points and 17 rebounds recording one of the most massive double-doubles we've see. He also had two dunks and three treys.
Allen-Eikens, who looks like he's grown another inch and is in fantastic shape, also played with the 16U squad shooting 6 of 14 from the floor scoring 15 points with eight boards and six assists. It was a nice start to De'Sean's Vegas week.
- Aanen Moody was outstanding in the 16s blowout victory making 8 of 13 shots and 7 of 9 from the foul line. He went for 26 points plus five steals.
- The 17U squad was beaten badly by a team from Oregon and there weren't that many highlights overall. Oregon was up 11-2 and never really looked back. The Phenom has their top five Dakota players and the two Montana talents.
- Hayden Sadowsky had a few bright spots for the 17U squad attacking the retreating defense to score some tough shots at the rim. Hayden moved better than I had expected in his attack.
- Minot State had a pair of coaches watching the 17U team.