Moorhead, MN– Yesterday afternoon was the opening day for Concordia’s “Cobber Fall Development League”. They hooped down in Olson Forum which is a nice venue with plenty of room for players to move about. There were players from both ND…
Moorhead, MN– Yesterday afternoon was the opening day for Concordia’s “Cobber Fall Development League”. They hooped down in Olson Forum which is a nice venue with plenty of room for players to move about. There were players from both ND and MN participating. Concordia had a great setup. For the first half of the afternoon, the players worked on skill development. During the second half, they played two games. This was great as I could see all of the players at the same time with the ball in their hands. I was impressed with how hard the players worked. It was a great afternoon of hoops!
Aidan Prince Aidan Prince 6'1" | SG Fargo North | 2024 ND (2024) |6-1 G| Fargo North
He stood out to me because of his overall quickness. When making a move or transitioning from one stance to the other, Prince was better than most. In the games, he was very fast going up and down the court. I like how he used short bursts of speed to get past defenders. Aidan also has smooth handles.
Bode Hoeg Bode Hoeg 6'2" | PG Fargo North | 2024 State ND (2024) |6-0 G| Fargo North/ECI
During the skills portion, it was easy to see that Bode is advanced skills-wise. His ball-handling and footwork were some of the best I saw yesterday. In the games, I saw that Bode is a quick and sneaky defender with a nose for the ball. I like the looks of his jump shot. When catching-and-shooting, Bode has quick and proper footwork that is followed by smooth shooting mechanics. At one point Hoeg showed a hesitation move that almost broke his defender’s ankle. His change of speed hesitation was maybe the best move I saw all day. Bode is very skilled with all the tools to be a great PG.
Devon Berg (2024) |5-11 G| Detroit Lakes/Lakes Basketball
During the skill work, it was evident that Berg has refined ball skills and footwork. It was also quite clear that Devon has a smooth pull-up jumper. In the games, I liked the way Berg moved without the ball and reacted to the defense. He looked good shooting the ball from deep. I like the looks of his release and follow-through. I imagine this young Laker will get some serious burn on varsity for DL.
Isaac Fitz Isaac Fitz 5'10" | PG West Fargo | 2023 ND (2023) |5-11 G| West Fargo/ECI
I liked his handles and moves in the skill portion on Sunday. You can tell that Fitz puts in his time when it comes to ball-handling. He has a nice and soft jump-shot as well. In the games, I like the demeanor that he played with. Isaac is a nice all-around player. On defense, he looks to be a hardworking player. It will be interesting to see if he gets varsity minutes for West Fargo this season.
Sam Kobbervig Sam Kobbervig 6'2" | SG Central Cass | 2023 State ND (2023) |6-1 G| Central Cass /Master Basketball Academy
Right away I noticed that Kobbervig is bigger, stronger, and more explosive compared to the spring. He also appeared to be playing with a new sense of confidence. I really liked his body control when finishing. Kobbervig would use his body to shield the basketball when going up for a shot. He finished with his left-hand multiple times in traffic. Sam’s jumper looks as good as ever. I am predicting Kobbervig to be an All-Region type player this season.
Tyler Kraft Tyler Kraft 6'3" | SG Fargo Shanley | 2022 State ND (2022) |6-3 SG| Fargo Shanley/Next Level Basketball Academy
He looks much stronger compared to early in the summer. Kraft must be working hard in the weight room. He was advanced in the skills training compared to many others. When doing the skills work, I was impressed with him in the finishing drills. Kraft can finish in many ways, all the while staying athletic and getting to the rim. His pull-up jumper continues to look great. In the games, Tyler was getting to the rim very effectively. Kraft is going to be a vicious guard this winter on the offensive end. He is a great shooter and his slashing/finishing looks to be ever-improving. Look out for Shanley.