The Last Dance is underway and runs through Sunday (July 22-24) in Chicagoland. The field is loaded with talented teams and intriguing players. This is the last event for the Prep Hoops 2022 AAU season. I can not believe it…
The Last Dance is underway and runs through Sunday (July 22-24) in Chicagoland. The field is loaded with talented teams and intriguing players. This is the last event for the Prep Hoops 2022 AAU season. I can not believe it is almost over, it went by so fast! This will be my last chance to see most of these ballers play live. Who do I want to watch at The Last Dance? Look below to see who and why…
Players To Watch
Levi Birkholz |6’3 G| Wisconsin Crusaders 2023 Premier
Why? Plays intense and gets it done on both ends. Physical and strong guard. Smooth jumper and excellent finisher.
Xavier Sulaiman |6’3 G| Hoops 4 Helath 17U
Why? He has the ability to put up massive points in a hurry. Special athlete you want to see. Payed great at Grit Finals.
Aidyn Boone |6’5 F| Full Package Black 17U
Why? He is a winner, thats for sure! Helped his squad win the Grit Finals (6-0). Will shoot the cover off the ball from deep.
Zach Lutmer |6’1 G| Arena Basketball Club 2023 Maher
Why? Big-Time athlete that will be playing football on Saturday’s for Iowa. Strong dunker, dynamic player, special player.
Brandt Van Dyke |6’7 F| Arena Basketball Club 2023 Maher
Why? Intriguing length and size. Agile on his feet, gaining interest from college scouts. Fluid jumpshot & protects the rim.
Bennett Fried |6’6 F| Coulee Country 2023
Why? Very long, skilled & smooth player. Stock continues to rise as a prospect. Shot it well at the Hard Work Region Finals.
Carson Koepnick |6’3 SG| Coulee Country
Why? Intense player, will hurt you from all over the court. Active & aggressive cutter. Does quality work off the bounce.
Sean Murphy |6’1 G| Iowa Barnstormers 2023 Black
Why? One of my favorite G’s from last weekend at Hard Work Finals. Attacks & puts pressure on D. 3-level scorer.
Dallas Bear |6’8 F| Iowa Barnstormers 2023 Gold
Why? :Played fantastic all spring & summer. A sure-fire next-level recruit. Headache of a matchup. Polished & super skilled.
Blaise Porter |6’0 PG| Iowa Barnstormers 2023 Gold
Why? Superstar PG w/ all the skills & athleticism you need. Handles the ball w/ precision, runs the show like a general.
Hudson Vaith |6’5 G/F| Minnesota Heat 2023 MacDonald
Why? Looked good throughout the Circuit. Intriguing size, athleticism, & versatily. Plays unselfish, scores from all levels.
Chet Kloss |6’6 F| MN Chill Elite 2023
Why? Tough is a great way to describe him. Shoots it soft & accurate from in & out. Battles on boards & gets after it on D
Will Opsahl |6’8 F| MN Lightning 2023 Ellerbusch
Why? Impressive length, sees the floor well w/ the ball in his hands. Scores around the cup & from deep. Tough matchup.
Jackson Ressler |6’4 G| Northstar Titans 2023 Stone
Why? 5-tool player, thrives in every role. Plays w/ a high hoops IQ. Tough as leather, thrives in big moments. Selfless.
Lucas Jacobson |6’1 G| Northstar Titans 2023 Terhaar
Why? Fills it up from anywhere inside the VB line. Dangerous range & he can take over games. Creates for his teammates.
Gavin Pierce |6’4 SG| Northstar Titans 2023 Terhaar
Why? Very long guard that can shoot the lights out. Range goes out to NBA depth. Give him a inch, he will drill the triple.
AJ Lieuwen |6’0 G| Team 1848 2023
Why? Winner, 1848 took home the crown last weekend. Playemaker, expert passer, creator & facilitator, has an excellent J.
Anish Ramlall |6’3 PG| WOTN 2023 Bertsch
Why? Will be one of the top PG’s in Chicago. It is like watching poetry in motion when he has the ball in his hands, STAR.
Baiden Bean |6’1 G| WOTN 2023 Bertsch
Why? Very skilled w/ the dribble & creates for others. Shoots it well from 3pt land. Makes smart decisions & drops dimes.
Cameron Hundley |5’11 G| All in Athletics 2024 Gilbert Black
Why? Playmaker on defense that can lock up, keep his man in front & froces TO’s. Creative scorer from all over the court.
Ian Dow |6’0 G| All in Athletics 2024 Gilbert Black
Why? Scored big points at the Grit Region Finals. Prodcues off the bounce w/ great moves/shake. Will knock down triples.