Landon Pokorski Landon Pokorski 6'2" | PG Gretna | 2024 State NE Gretna Pokorski doesn’t have the flash and sizzle that some other lead guards play with, but few are better at creating advantages for their team than the Gretna…
Landon Pokorski Landon Pokorski 6'2" | PG Gretna | 2024 State NE Gretna
Pokorski doesn’t have the flash and sizzle that some other lead guards play with, but few are better at creating advantages for their team than the Gretna sophomore. He has a quick first step, and he takes sharp angles on his drives which force help defense immediately. He is always expecting the rotation and is ready to kick it out to the open shooter. On Sunday night, he showed off his range as well as his strength at the rim.
Neal Mosser Neal Mosser 6'2" | SF Millard North | 2024 State NE Millard North
Another fantastic 2024 playmaker in attendance was Mosser, who has possibly the best passing vision in the state regardless of class. At 6’3″ and with impactful length, he is able capitalize on that vision in ways most players cannot. If you have read my articles or are familiar with hoops in this state, you already know about his shooting prowess. What impressed me the most today, aside from his playmaking, was his improved ability to defend in space. At times this summer, he was overpowered at the point of attack, but that was not the case at the PHTop250. I will be keeping a close eye on his development on that end this winter.
Brody Travis Brody Travis 6'2" | SG DC West | 2022 State NE DC West
Travis was excellent on both ends Sunday night. He struggled shooting early on, so he did work on the glass and on the defensive end. By the second game he found his rhythm, and was draining shots from all over the court. His off the dribble game really stood out to me, as it’s something I haven’t seen much from him previously. If he can leverage the threat of his shooting and turn it into good looks at the rim, his ceiling raises significantly.
Jacob Martin Jacob Martin 6'0" | PG Millard North | 2023 State NE Omaha South (pictured)
Martin picked up right where he left off this summer by endlessly attacking the rim. He makes it look easy, too. He has a great handle, but he doesn’t overdribble. He is shifty, but he does not waste time dancing side-to-side. One dribble move, maybe two, is enough for him to beat most defenders, and when he has a crease he attacks it immediately. At the rim, he makes finishing around size look way easier than it actually is. He has the touch necessary to finish at tough angles, in addition to elite foul-drawing ability.
T’andre Perkins T’andre Perkins 6'5" | SF Omaha North | 2023 State NE Omaha South
It was not the best I have seen Perkins play. His shot came and went. He played a little loose with the ball at times. Even so, he was so clearly one of the five best players at the event that he had to be put on this list. He was the best athlete in attendance, the best defender I saw all night, and still showcased his versatile offensive game despite the inconsistency. I am extremely excited to see how the talent-laden Omaha South roster comes together this season.