Following the Thanksgiving break, there’s a slew of quality, high-profile matchups occurring across the state. Madison East vs. Milwaukee King (Bulldog Shootout) If you like fast-paced, up and down basketball, this is probably the game for you. The Purgolders…
Following the Thanksgiving break, there’s a slew of quality, high-profile matchups occurring across the state.
Madison East vs. Milwaukee King (Bulldog Shootout)
If you like fast-paced, up and down basketball, this is probably the game for you.
The Purgolders did not play last season due to covid. They’ll unleash Cleavon Easton, who’s perhaps the top freshmen in the state. Senior guardis a sleeper that was supposed to break out a year ago. Also keep an eye on freshman Chris Davis Jr., whose father was a star at East back in the day.
The Generals will counter with a terrific frontcourt. Senioris one of the top glue guys in the state. Junior has some of the best upside in the 2023 class and picked up some Division 1 offers over the summer due to the freaky things he can do above the rim. Like East, King will also be playing for the first time in two years.
Menasha at Oshkosh North (Oshkosh North Tournament)
The Spartans will be fueled by youth this season. Sophomore wing(11.9 ppg) is coming off a terrific first year in the program. North will also feature one of the top freshmen in the state, , who appear to be a Division 1 talent. Senior guard (8.5 ppg) might be the straw that stirs the drink and has steadily been improving over the last year.
Menasha has a terrific backcourt in(18.1 ppg) and (14.0 ppg). These two athletic seniors provide a lot of matchup problems. The Bluejays are coming off a 10-10 season, but won three of their last four and were one play away from reaching sectionals.
Racine Case at Verona (Bulldog Shootout)
Intriguing non-conference matchup here.
Case is coming off a 4-9 season, but was likely damaged by a covid-shortened season and didn’t start until January. The Eagles have a very nice 1-2 punch in seniors(16.5 ppg) and (14.8 ppg). If sophomore makes the jump he’s capable of, Case has the talent and depth to make a run at state. Also keep an eye on junior , who quietly averaged better than 12 points per game last season.
Verona has a lot back from last season’s squad. Junior guard(8.7 ppg) is expected to be their go-to player in 2021-22. The Wildcats should have a very strong backcourt. Seniors (4.8 ppg) and (7.9 ppg) have paid their dues are two under the radar two-way prospects. Like Case, Verona also dealt with a covid-shortened campaign a year ago.
Others: New Berlin West vs. Racine St. Catherine’s (Bulldog Shootout)