2021 high school summer league action kicked off Friday morning at the Iowa Field House. The Millard North Hoopfest hosted 12 high schools, and each school played three games. Here are some observations among the guards at the event. …
2021 high school summer league action kicked off Friday morning at the Iowa Field House. The Millard North Hoopfest hosted 12 high schools, and each school played three games. Here are some observations among the guards at the event.
TK Barnett TK Barnett 5'9" | PG Bellevue West | 2023 AL | Bellevue West
The Bellevue East transfer has already grown comfortable with his new roster. The 2023 point guard pushed the tempo and got two feet in the lane all morning. He has great body control in traffic, allowing him to overcome size and finish at the rim. He provided a spark for the Bellevue West defense with his point of attack defense and active hands.
Daniel Brocaille Daniel Brocaille 6'5" | SF Papillion-La Vista South | 2022 State NE | Papillion La Vista South (pictured above)
Brocaille had the best overall performance over three games of anyone I watched. Without Graham Cassoutt Graham Cassoutt 6'5" | PF Papillion-La Vista South | 2021 State NE this season, Brocaille will be relied upon heavily to create offense. He created shots for teammates all over the floor by attacking defensive gaps and quickly firing the appropriate pass. He rarely forces a shot, and today was no different. He shot a high-percentage from distance both off the catch and dribble. His communication and support of his teammates throughout the day stood out, too.
David Harmon David Harmon 6'3" | CG Millard North | 2022 State NE | Millard North
The 2022 combo guard is relatively unknown, but will have all the opportunity he wants to make an impact for the Mustangs this season. He mixes pace well, and has a steady handle to help get anywhere he needs to go. That handle fuels his passing and scoring prowess because he can progress through moves cleanly and efficiently. He has good size at 6’3″, and uses it to bully his way to the rim when needed.
Neal Mosser Neal Mosser 6'2" | SF Millard North | 2024 State NE | Millard North
It was a slow start offensively for the Mustang sophomore. His shot was not falling and he had a few uncharacteristic turnovers. That didn’t stop him from communicating with teammates, giving multiple efforts on defense, and crashing the boards. Mosser is always good for a few awe-inducing assists each time he steps on the court, too. In their final game against Westside, Mosser came alive from distance. Several of his most impressive makes came in clutch time, where he powered Millard North to a comeback victory. He is comfortable shooting off-the dribble, off movement, and pulling up from almost anywhere on the court.
Landon Pokorski Landon Pokorski 6'2" | PG Gretna | 2024 State NE | Gretna
Pokorski is class of 2024, but at this point it feels like I’m watching a veteran at this level. As a freshman, he was the primary initiator for a successful Gretna team, and he has used that experience to build his confidence and slow down the game. He can score inside and out, depending on what the defense gives him, and today that was paint opportunities. He found success attacking gaps and finishing with strength.