Moorhead, MN – Sunday was great! We had NFL football on all day and we had hoops in the afternoon at Concordia. There were players from both North Dakota and Minnesota in the gym. Players went through skill & shooting…
Moorhead, MN – Sunday was great! We had NFL football on all day and we had hoops in the afternoon at Concordia. There were players from both North Dakota and Minnesota in the gym. Players went through skill & shooting drills and they finished with 2 games/scrimmages.
Sunday was the first of three days for the League. The next two days of Cobber League are Sept 18th & Sept 25th.
Arrison Throntveit Arrison Throntveit 6'3" | SG Fargo Davies | 2024 State ND (2024) |6’3 G| Fargo Davies
I thought his jump shot looked good in the skills drills. There is no question that Throntveit is an athlete. I liked his aggressiveness off-the-bounce. When finishing at the cup, Arrison showed smooth footwork on a step-through finish. Throntviet gets to the rim in a hurry when finishing.
Bode Hoeg Bode Hoeg 6'2" | PG Fargo North | 2024 State ND (2024) |6’2 PG| Fargo North
He was fantastic in the ball screen game. Bode manipulated the defense like they were puppets. I like how he probed and penetrated the defense. When doing this, Bode delivered many dimes for easy looks. He is silky smooth with the ball in his hands. When coming off ball screens, Hoeg was excellent at finding the roll-man and the rim runners. Bode showed that he is ready to take the reins for the potent Fargo North offense.
Brandt Marsh (2024) |6’4 F| Detroit Lakes
He stood out as a strong athlete. Marsh has impressive size and strength. He was aggressive and explosive going to the rim. Marsh stood out to me as an efficient finisher at the rim. He and Senske looked very good in the pick-n-roll game. Senske found Marsh rolling/running to the rim multiple times. His athleticism stood out when he elevated above the defense to catch a BLOB pass. He came to the floor and used it like a trampoline to rise above the defense for the score. I like the looks of this Laker!
Cole Holzer Cole Holzer 6'7" | PF Central Cass | 2024 State ND (2024) |6’6 F| Central Cass
His three-point shooting stroke looked as smooth as ever. I liked the looks of his shooting touch when he rose up over the defense and kissed the ball off the glass for a bucket. I was impressed with his pull-up jumper from the left wing. Holzer was buttery smooth from deep. His long wingspan causes problems on defense. Holzer plays with a calm demeanor. He will easily be one of the best forwards in Region 1 this season.
Karson Ouse Karson Ouse 6'7" | SF Kindred | 2025 State ND (2025) |6’6 SF| Kindred
He looks even longer and taller compared to the last time I watched him play. Ouse is also more athletic than I remember. He dunks with ease and little effort. I was impressed with his skills and dribbling in the early part of the session. Ouse was fantastic finishing with both hands at the rim and he picked up the moves/footwork flawlessly. It seems as if Karson has springs in his legs when jumping up to the rim. In the scrimmages, Ouse had an impressive 2-handed dunk in transition. He does not play like a sophomore.
Presley Peraza Presley Peraza 6'6" | PF Kindred | 2025 State ND (2025) |6’4 F| Kindred
He looked bigger and stronger compared to the last time I watched him play. Peraza showed off his strength with AND1 finishes. He looked good off the bounce and at getting to the rim. This Viking is explosive to the rim. Physically he is advanced, Peraza is a beast on the basketball court. Presley is going to have a big season with Kindred.
Ryan Hirst (2025) |6’5 F| Fergus Falls
This was my first time watching the athletic lefty and Hirst certainly lived up to the hype. Every time that Ryan was on the floor he was competing hard for each possession. He is a long-armed lefty that handled the ball well. Hirst is very aggressive and you can tell that he is a fierce competitor. When he was in the lane, I liked how he used multiple fakes and pivots to keep the defense off balance. He showed great feet. On a September afternoon, I was impressed with how he was always in “attack mode”.
Sam Kobbervig Sam Kobbervig 6'2" | SG Central Cass | 2023 State ND (2023) |6’3 SG| Casselton
He stood out as a strong guard with good length. Kobbervig’s shooting stroke was smooth. In the skill drills, it was easy to see that Sam has sharp fundamentals. His basketball instincts were evident in the scrimmages. He was elusive when attacking the basket. Kobbervig was slashing and weaving through traffic. He showed great concentration when finishing in traffic. I am expecting Kobbervig to be a top player in Region 1.
Sam Senske Sam Senske 6'5" | SG Hawley | 2023 State MN (2023) |6’5 SF| Hawley
When I was watching, Senske was the primary ball-handler for his team. Sam was a scoring machine and he also dropped many impressive assists. Sam did post up some, he was strong with good footwork, and he showed crafty moves. His pull-up jumper was on point all game long. Senske delivered a beautiful and unselfish bounce pass to a teammate in transition. He could have taken the shot but made the easy pass. He showed extra hustle when grabbing O-boards. Senske showed off his athleticism with a hang time finger roll finish in traffic. Shortly after, he had another sweet finish, this one was a crafty reverse layup. Sam was also coming off ball screens, drawing help, and dishing to teammates for easy looks. Senske scored a ton of points but he shared the ball and showed good court vision.
Tate Parson Tate Parson 5'10" | PG Grand Forks Red River | 2024 State ND (2024) |5’10 PG| Grand Forks Red River
I thought he handled the ball well in the skill drills. Tate also showed good feet and timing in the shooting drills. He was knocking them down for 3pt land at a good clip. Parsons was effective hitting 3’s in catch-n-shoot situations in the scrimmage. Tate has plenty of potential.