61 | Alex McAleer Alex McAleer 6'6" | SF DeWitt Central | 2020 State IA | SF | Central DeWitt McAleer is a long, athletic 6-5 wing with some solid long-term potential. He handles the ball well, sees the floor…
61 || SF | Central DeWitt
McAleer is a long, athletic 6-5 wing with some solid long-term potential. He handles the ball well, sees the floor and is a willing passer who can also get to the bucket. He has a tendency to disappear for stretches, and needs to become more assertive, because he’s too talented to disappear the way he does at times. He has the size, length, athleticism and versatility to make an impact on both ends of the floor.
62 || CG | Waterloo West
The 6-3 wing ranked second on the Wahawks in scoring this season, averaging 10.8 points a game. He’s an efficient scoring guard who is at his best when he’s playing downhill and using his size and quickness to score at the bucket, but he showcased a much improved jumper this year, shooting just under 44% from behind the arc.
63 || PF | North Linn
Miller is an undersized power forward at just 6-2, but he plays much bigger than his listed size, and is a phenomenal rebounder who does a great job boxing out, getting great position and using his soft hands to corral every rebound in his area. He runs the floor well, has a silky jumper and has really improved as an all-around scoring threat. Despite being named our 2A Player of the Year, Miller won’t play basketball at the next level. Instead, he’ll attend Iowa State and focus on his school work.
64 || SF | Center Point-Urbana
A playmaking forward that the Stormin’ Pointers were able to play through on the offensive end, Tupa is long and a great passer. He has the ability to score from all three levels, but is at his best when he’s posting up smaller defenders and either scoring or finding open shooters on the opposite wing.
65 || SG | Des Moines North
Athletic wing who does a majority of his damage by getting to the bucket where he finishes above the rim. He competes on the glass on both ends of the floor and can handle the ball a bit. He’ll need to continue working on his jumper, but he has the size, length and athleticism to make an impact on both ends of the floor. He’s headed to Grand View next season.
66 || PG | Ankeny
The 5-10 guard played his best this season when it counted the most, averaging 12.7 points and shooting 69% from behind the arc at State, helping lead the Hawks to the 4A title. He plays with an overwhelming amount of confidence and swagger. He can facilitate a bit and is a quick-footed defender. His future, however, is on the gridiron. He’ll play receiver at Minnesota State Moorhead.
67 || PG | Gilbert
The 5-11 lead guard can do a bit of everything on the floor. He’s quick with the ball in his hands and has the ability to score from all three levels. He also using that quickness to harass opposing ball handlers on the defensive end. A skilled guard who averaged 18.5 points a game, Ockey is a scorer first, but has the ability to facilitate as well.
68 || PG | Iowa City West
A quick lefty guard with good range, Pepin is equally adept facilitating or scoring. His shooting percentages took a dip this year as open looks were a little more difficult to come by, but he showed as a junior that he can shoot it at a high clip when he gets good looks at the bucket.
69 || SG | Sioux City North
North didn’t have much success this season, but Reed was not the issue. He averaged 18.3 points on 46.1% shooting, while leading the team in rebounding and blocks as well. A versatile wing who can score inside and out, has the length and athleticism to defend multiple positions, and he rebounds at a high level as well.
70 || SF | Mount Vernon
Erickson is a springy 6-3 wing who knows what he’s good at and doesn’t play outside himself. He’s not a great shooter (just 1-9 from 3 on the year), but he excels at attacking the rim and finishing, sometimes even at really odd angles. He has good length, can defend multiple positions and is an efficient scorer.