It is getting to be that time of year where it is fun and interesting to make predictions for the upcoming basketball season. Today we are looking at Class-A in North Dakota for the WDA. WDA PRESEASON ALL-CONFERENCE PLAYER OF…
It is getting to be that time of year where it is fun and interesting to make predictions for the upcoming basketball season. Today we are looking at Class-A in North Dakota for the WDA.
WDA PRESEASON ALL-CONFERENCE
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
(2022) |6-5 SF| Bismarck/D1 Minnesota
The UND commit is easily the most gifted player in the WDA. I predict that he scores over 30 ppg. Besides scoring, Trey can set up teammates and handle the rock. He is also a sneaky and clever defender. When the Demons put on the pressure, expect Eaglestaff to create problems with his length, athleticism, and anticipation. Trey is set up for a fantastic senior season at Bismarck.
(2023) |6-0 G| Dickinson/ND Attack
He can go off for 30+ points on any given night. Alex is a gifted and electric player on the offensive end. He is quick and smooth with the ball in his hands. Dvorak is as good as anyone at creating his own shot. Look for Alex to put up huge numbers and to have the Midgets fighting for a top 4 spot in the WDA.
(2023) |6-4 SG| Bismarck Century/ND Phenom
When I watched him this summer he was the best player at the NDSU team camp. He also impressed many this summer in AAU ball. Doppler is an elite scorer and shooter. He is a big, strong, and athletic guard. Anthony can light it up from outside, slash for layups, and post up smaller guards. Look for Doppler to be the 2nd best offensive player behind Eaglestaff.
(2023) |6-3 G/F| Minot/ND Attack
He will be an elite defender this season. Minot could have the two best defenders in the WDA. Darik can lock up on the ball and also play solid team-D. He had a phenomenal showing this summer with ND Attack. Darik has become a real threat from beyond the arc. He has become more consistent and has extended his range. Dissette is another great cutter from Minot and he can finish above the rim. Minot will be ready to compete for a top spot in the WDA.
(2022) |6-3 SG| Minot/ECI
Wentz was one of the best players on his ECI team this summer. He is a timely scorer and a serious threat from beyond the arc. Wentz is great at attacking off the bounce and an even better cutter. Minot plays tough team defense and one of those reasons is because of Wentz. Look for Eric to be a top defender in the WDA. Get ready for a big senior season from Wentz.
(2023) |6-8 C| Bismarck Century/ND Phenom
This big man can do it all. He will be a double-double player. Ryan had a great summer with ND Phenom and he showed that he can compete with top talent. I was very impressed with his passing, footwork, and soft shooting touch. Erikson looks like he will be a top big man in the WDA this season.
(2022) |6-3 F| Mandan/ND Phenom
- Walking double-double
- Gritty and tough
- Does the little things that make the team better
(2022) |6-2 SG| Bismarck St. Mary’s/ND Phenom
- Excellent spot-up 3-point shooter
- Effective in transition
- Crafty/creative finisher
(2024) |6-1 G| Bismarck Century/ECI
- All-around skilled
- Great pull-up game
- Improved finishing
(2022) |6-1 SG| Bismarck St. Mary’s/ND Phenom
- Silky smooth shooting stroke
- Great in transition/playmaker
- Will knock down a ton of triples
(2022) |6-5 F| Bismarck Legacy/ND Phenom
- Top-notch rim protector
- Athletic rebounder
- Spectacular dunker
(2022) |6-1 SG| Jamestown/ND Phenom
(2022) |5-8 SG| Dickinson/ND Attack
(2022) |6-1 SF| Bismarck
(2022) |6-1 PG| Bismarck St. Mary’s/ND Phenom
(2023) |6-3 SF| Turtle Mountain/ND Attack
(2023) |6-2 G| Williston/ECI
(2022) |6-8 PF| Jamestown
(2023) |6-7 PF| Bismarck Century/ND Phenom