All-Breakout 2016 Many of these players have already been recognized because of outstanding grassroots play, but have not yet had the opportunity to star with their high school teams. We've identified these prospects as guys who could rise to stardom this season; remember…
Many of these players have already been recognized because of outstanding grassroots play, but have not yet had the opportunity to star with their high school teams.
We've identified these prospects as guys who could rise to stardom this season; remember these names.
Gatdoar Keuth, Roosevelt, 6’6 G/F
Keuth started late last season with Roosevelt, but spent most of the season coming off the bench on a senior-laden Roughrider squad. But his game has evolved greatly over the past year, especially on the perimeter. He was dominant at the Drake Team Camp in June, and his great size and versatility will make him one of the more challenging matchups in 4A. He will be the main attraction with the Roughriders this season.
Luke Eastman, Dowling, 6’5 SG
The rangy wing was playing behind Ben Olson last season, and averaged a mere 1.1 points per game on a good Dowling team. This season the Maroons reload, evidenced by Eastman and other great talents that will move into the starting lineup. He will be a critical piece to a Dowling team that should be one of 4A’s best. And after a summer honing his skills with AAU National Champions Martin Brothers, Eastman should be able to star in CIML.
Riley Till, Dubuque Wahlert, 6’6 SG
He started last season on 3A’s best team, but was largely a role player. With Nolan Timp graduating, Till should see his numbers increase exponentially. And like many others on this list, his great size, and shot-making ability will make him a matchup nightmare.
Ryan Stulken, Cedar Rapids Xavier, 6’7 SF
Like Till, Stulken may have starred on any other 3A team in the state, but was playing behind Division I prospect Adam McDermott. Stulken will be launched into the starting lineup this season for a Xavier team that will likely be better than most people think. He spent his summer sharpening his skills with Iowa Pump ‘N Run, and will be a matchup nightmare with his ability to go inside and out.
Y’vez Quinn, Hoover, 5’10 PG
On a guard-heavy Hoover lineup it’s no guarantee that Quinn will even nab a starting spot. But the supremely quick and talented point guard showed glimpses of elite play this offseason with All Iowa Attack, and if given the opportunity could be of the state’s best point guards.