In this article, we are checking out shooting guards for the Who’s Next Combine. This event is happening on 6/22/2022 from 1:00-5:00 at the Rustad Recreation Center in West Fargo. Look below for info on the SG’s that will be…
In this article, we are checking out shooting guards for the Who’s Next Combine. This event is happening on 6/22/2022 from 1:00-5:00 at the Rustad Recreation Center in West Fargo. Look below for info on the SG’s that will be in attendance.
What will the players be doing?
- Individual skill development
- POWER Measurements
- Mini-games, 1on1, 2on2, 4on4
- Live 5on5 games
College coaches in attendance? So far, this is who has confirmed: MSUM, Northern State, St. Cloud State, UMary, Crookston, Valley City State, Mayville State, and Concordia. (Expect more to be added)
Reis Rowekamp Reis Rowekamp 6'4" | SG Grand Forks Red River | 2023 State ND (2023) 6’4 Grand Forks Red River
The college coaches will want to take a close look at Rowekamp. His body/strength seems to be college-ready and he is an intriguing athlete. Reis can shoot the cover off the ball. That is what he did last Friday at the Metro Tournament. Rowekamp is masterful at spacing, drifting, reacting, and getting open for clean looks. His size and athleticism also help create separation. I like his footwork and hands. Tomorrow I would like to see him attack off the bounce a bit more and get to the rack for easy scoring opportunities. He does have a very nice pull-up J off 1 or 2 dribbles. I saw him pass well the other day and I would like to see more of that. He and Kraft are great at feeding off each other. I am expecting a big day from Rowekamp at the Combine.
Ayden Klein Ayden Klein 5'11" | SG MOC-Floyd Valley | 2023 State IA (2023) 5’10 MOC-Floyd Valley
He plays high school ball in Iowa but plays AAU hoops with the Pentagon Schoolers. Klein has had some impressive performances this spring on the Prep Hoops Circuit. Ayden plays fearless and he does not avoid contact. He gives 110% energy all game long. I like his aggressiveness. He can also knock down the 3-ball consistently. I am interested to see if Ayden continues his strong play from this spring and keeps it going in West Fargo. A couple of his Schooler teammates will also be in attendance. It would be fun to see them on the same team and how well they could play together. I would also like to see him go up against Muirhead and/or Benz in the paint and see how that turns out. I have seen Klein finish against BIGs all spring, it would be fun to see him do it against his Schooler teammates as well.
Jack Rosendahl Jack Rosendahl 6'2" | CG Thief River Falls | 2023 MN (2023) 6’2 Thief River Falls
He was an All-Conference player in the high school season. Jack plays the PG position in school ball but mainly plays as a SG in AAU. It is fair to say that Jack is a combo-guard. Rosendahl is a talented shooter from beyond the arc. He has been the best perimeter shooter for his West Central United team this spring/summer. Jack has gotten hot and has carried his squad at times. He looks really good when attacking closeouts, getting into the heart of the D, and finishing and/or making clean passes for buckets. Wait until you see Jack’s jumper, it is easy to see that this kid is a shooter. It is going to be fun and see if he can perform against some tough competition from the ND boys.
Trey Hatfield Trey Hatfield 6'5" | SG Oak Grove | 2023 State ND (2023) 6’5 Oak Grove
He is coming back from an injury and this will be his first event since early May. Hatfield is really long and he is an excellent spot-up shooter. I am expecting Hatfield to surprise some people at the Combine. If people have not watched him before, they will be impressed with his wingspan and his shooting stroke. His length causes problems on defense with deflections and blocked shots. I am looking forward to seeing him up against some of the top class A players from North Dakota. As a class B player from Oak Grove, I am very interested to see how he holds up against the “big school” players. It is likely that Hatfield puts on a shooting display!
Dalton Lamp Dalton Lamp 6'1" | SG Jamestown | 2024 State ND (2024) 6’1 Jamestown
He has had a very good spring in AAU hoops. Dalton can score the rock, that’s for sure. I have seen him go off from beyond the arc and take over. I really like his pull-up jumper as well. He is a better athlete than people think and he handles the ball well. Lamp will be looking to take the next step in high school ball by being a top guard in the WDA. Can he do it? Yes. I would like to see him play tough defense on the perimeter and keep his man in front. Dalton is excellent at creating his own looks, I would like to see him score off cuts and/or use screens effectively. He has the potential to be a very potent offensive weapon. The Combine will be a good measuring stick for Dalton when he goes up against the top 2023 players.
Dylan Zimmerman Dylan Zimmerman 6'5" | SG Moorhead | 2024 State MN (2024) 6’5 Moorhead
He was injured this spring and he is slowly coming back and getting into playing form. Zimmerman can shoot it with the best of them. He shot it amazingly well all winter and he helped the Spuds get to the Big Dance in Minneapolis. Dylan is not just a shooter, he can attack off the bounce and get good looks. He can also get up and play above the rim. Get ready for some impressive dunks from Zimmerman at Rustad. If he is fully healthy, Dylan has the chance to be the top shooter in the gym. If his defender gives him a breath of fresh air, Dylan can get his shot off. He is also great in transition and thrives in the open court. I am excited to see what Zimmerman brings to the court.
Daniel Yorke Daniel Yorke 6'1" | SG Fargo Davies | 2024 State ND (2024) 6’1 Fargo Davies
He is another player that has been excellent this spring/summer. I have watched Yorke a few times as of late and Dan has been a standout. He overwhelms most defenders with his athleticism, quickness, and slashing ability. His jumper from mid-paint has really impressed me. Last week I saw Yorke cashing in triples, I am looking forward to seeing if he can keep that hot shooting from beyond the arc going. He has stood out by getting deep penetration and dishing to open teammates. I love when he gets that deep penetration and finishes off two feet. Yorke is on the brink of being a super scary player. Dan has always been good at creating TO’s, I want to see him do that but also keep his man out of the paint. He is ready to form the “Big 3” for Davies next season alongside Klabo & Brown. The Combine will be a chance for him to prove that he is ready for the big stage.
Jaxson Miller Jaxson Miller 5'9" | SG West Fargo Sheyenne | 2024 State ND (2024) 5’9 West Fargo Sheyenne
The Mustangs lost a ton of talent to graduation. Sheyenne will be looking for players to step up this next year, the Combine will be a good chance for Miller to show that he is ready to take the next step. There are plenty of talented EDC players at this event, so we should have a good idea if he is ready to compete at a high level in the EDC. Jaxson is a quick kid that plays with non-stop energy. He will not back down on defense and he does well in fast-paced play
Drew Hofstad Drew Hofstad 6'1" | SG Devils Lake | 2024 State ND (2024) 6’1 Devils Lake
I want to see Hofstad go up against Yorke and Kraft and see how that goes. Hofstad should be playing heavy minutes in the EDC this winter and he will see top-end guards like this on a game-by-game basis. Hofstad is a serious shooting threat from 3-point land. I am expecting him to be solid from beyond the arc. I have heard reports that Hofstad can be a very tough defender. I am looking forward to seeing Drew on the defensive side of the ball. Drew has been playing well with ECI this spring, he should come into this event full of confidence.
Brevin Stoa Brevin Stoa 6'2" | PG Hawley | 2024 State MN (2024) 6’3 Hawley
He is a good-sized guard with polished skills. Stoa plays AAU hoops with the MN Comets and I have heard his spring has gone well. Brevin impressed me last week with his passing and ball-handling skills. He plays with a cool demeanor and he is crafty when attacking the basket. I am interested to see him in the shooting drills. I also want to see him matchup up with some of the quicker guards and get a good read on how he is with on-ball defense. Get ready for a great day of hoops from Stoa.
Caleb Rosendahl Caleb Rosendahl 6'0" | PG Thief River Falls | 2024 State MN (2024) 5’11 Thief River Falls
He was an All-Conference player this last season, just like his older brother. Caleb is a good shooter but he really stands out as a slasher and an aggressive penetrator. The young Rosendahl is a strong player, gritty, and a hard-nosed all-around character. He plays solid defense and he will make hustle plays. He had a nice spring in AAU hoops. Caleb played up an age division in one tournament with West Central United and he stood out. It will be interesting to see how he compares to Zimmerman, the stud from Moorhead that is in the same class. I would also like to see him go up against Yorke and see how he does against a top athlete. I have heard nothing but great things about Rosendahl, it will be fun to see him at the Combine.
David Shilling David Shilling 6'3" | SF Fargo North | 2024 State ND (2024) 6’3 Fargo North
You will want to keep your eyes on Mr. Shilling. He can make some splashy plays. When he has the rock and is slashing, do not look away. He will go up and wham it! David is an impressive athlete. I will be keeping a close eye on Schilling during the skills portion to see how his ball skills are. I am also interested to see what kind of a shooter he is. Once the scrimmages start, fans may want to have their cameras ready, you never know when Schilling will throw down a rim-rocking dunk!
Walker Braaten Walker Braaten 6'4" | CG Westhope/Newburg | 2025 State ND (2025) 6’2 Westhope/Newburg
This youngster is a stud! Braaten was an All-Region player as a freshman and he will be one of the best guards in Class B next season. He is a cold-blooded scorer that can take over a game. This spring with ND Phenom, Braaten has shown that he can compete against high-level competition. He has not just competed, Walker has shined as a playmaker! He has every tool that elite guards need. Braaten’s jumper is as pure as they come and his natural feel for the game is ridiculous for his young age. I want to see him go up against the top seniors and see how he competes. I have a feeling that there will be a lot of eyes on Braaten at the Combine.
Drew Swenson Drew Swenson 5'7" | SG West Fargo Sheyenne | 2025 State ND (2025) 5’7 West Fargo Sheyenne
He will be one of the youngest players at this event. It will be interesting to see how Swenson holds up against the older players. Drew is a hard worker and he gives full effort on defense. He might be able to surprise some players with his pesky on-ball defense. I am excited to see how Swenson looks in the skills portion of the day and to see how well he shoots it.