The NIAA boys state tournament ran from Thurs February 24th through Saturday, February 26th. This year the tournament is split between two sites. Reno will host 5A and 2A while Las Vegas will host 4A, 3A, and 1A from the…
The NIAA boys state tournament ran from Thurs February 24th through Saturday, February 26th. This year the tournament is split between two sites. Reno will host 5A and 2A while Las Vegas will host 4A, 3A, and 1A from the Cox Pavillion. Without a doubt, single-elimination championship games hold more weight, so the players that performed under these conditions are definitely due for a boost. In this article, we take a look at some of the Stockrisers from the event.
5’10 SF GV Christian 2023 (featured image) – Killoran proved to be the type of player any winning team needs. The undersized forward was spoken highly of by his teammates, and he backed up that praise with his play on the floor. Killoran, did a little bit of everything for the 1A Champs including defending, rebounding, and playmaking.
5’10 PG Boulder City 2024 – Rose performed fearlessly on the big stage. The guard was a sniper, knocking down several long-range jumpers. His shooting already makes him a prospect to keep an eye on, but the sophomore guard also showed some ball skills. Several times Rose pumpfaked his man, using 1 or 2 dribbles to get off his shot.
Isaiah Trotter 6’5 PF Somerset Losee 2025 – Trotter didn’t really blow me away on the stat sheet, but I liked his size and fluidity. He runs the floor well and even showed a bit of agility. When you factor in the fact that he’s playing for one of the better skill development coaches, and alongside another defensive anchor, the future could be bright for the freshman.
5’5 PG 2025 (#27PHN 2025) – Despite the semifinal loss, Jackson retains his dawg status. I thought he did a good job of at least making it tough on the Spring Valley Ballhandlers. As much as there’s talk about his defense, he doesn’t get enough credit for his improved shooting. He proved that this weekend, knocking down 3 trey’s in the Semis against Spring Valley.
5’9 PG Mojave 2023 (#19PHN 2023) – Mctyer goes to show how much depth is actually at Mojave. The talented PG came in and splashed some timely 3’s for the Rattlers in the Championship game. His ability to serve as a ballhandler and shooter was just another weapon for the 4A state champs.
5’9 PG Spring Valley 2024 (#19PHN 2024) – I thought Cosby shot the ball well during the tournament. His floor spacing provided the Grizzles with another dimension. He also showed some good instincts on the defensive end, SV played mostly zone, however, Cosby still managed to get his share of tips and deflections, helping the Grizzles reach the title game.