Matthew Noll 2 State 1 Pos 6'7" | PF | 2024 Bishop Heelan | Martin Brothers A long, rangy wing who can go through some explosive scoring runs, Noll is one of the most dynamic scoring prospects in Iowa’s 2024…
A long, rangy wing who can go through some explosive scoring runs, Noll is one of the most dynamic scoring prospects in Iowa’s 2024 class, which when paired with his size, length, and athleticism, makes him an intriguing prospect to monitor. He has good size at 6-6, handles it well, and is an excellent shooter both off the dribble or the catch. He averaged 14.0 points, 8.1 rebounds, and 2.1 assists a game as a sophomore for the Crusaders, and followed that up with a huge summer with Martin Brothers.
Van Kalsbeek has grown a bit over the last year, now listing at about 6-3, which makes him an even more intriguing prospect. He’s a high-level scoring threat from all three levels who can shoot it at a high clip both off the dribble and the catch, as well as put the ball on the floor and get to the rim for finishes or to get to the free-throw line. He averaged 16.2 points and 5.6 rebounds on 57-38-80 shooting splits as a sophomore for the Dutchmen, and figures to have an even bigger junior year for an MOC team that could be among the most improved in 3A.
Kasperbauer started about half of the Knights games last season and provided them with a major scoring punch, averaging 10.7 points a game and showing that he can score off the dribble or the catch. He moves well without the ball in his hands, finding spaces in the defense to get his shot off, and he showed that he can get to the rim for finishes at a high clip as well. Expect him to have the ball in his hands a bit more this year, showing some of his playmaking ability.
Denekas is your typical undersized small-school big man who plays with physicality, a non-stop motor, and has excellent, soft hands. He was dominant for the Mustangs as a sophomore, averaging 15.3 points and 11.0 rebounds a game, using that physical frame to control the painted area on both ends of the floor. He has good touch around the rim, and his work at the free-throw line (70.3%) suggests that he may be able to add a little bit of range to his game.
Van Beek is an intriguing prospect that the NAIA programs in northwest Iowa should be keeping on their radar. He’s a mobile, versatile 6-5 wing with good size and length and the ability to score inside and out, as well as contribute on the glass and make plays for others. He averaged 9.6 points, 4.8 rebounds, and 2.4 assists a game as a sophomore for the Warriors while shooting nearly 40% from behind the arc.
A 6-3/6-4 forward with great hands, Vonnahme was extremely productive as a sophomore for the Knights, averaging 10.2 points, 6.6 rebounds, and 2.6 assists a game. He’s excellent on the glass on both ends of the floor, using his physical frame to box out opponents hard and grab rebounds, and he’s a good enough passer that the offense can flow through him. His offensive game is still a work in progress, but he has good touch around the rim.
A 6-6 stretch-four who scored with remarkable efficiency as a sophomore, Bruhn averaged 10.2 points and 6.3 rebounds on 61-42-74 shooting splits. He has good footwork and touch around the rim on his post touches, and he has a pure stroke out to the arc and from the free-throw line. His ability to stretch the floor or score on his post touches will make him a valuable commodity at the next level.
A 6-3 wing who can score inside and out, Chamberlain figures to have a bigger role for Heelan as a junior after averaging 5.1 points and 4.3 rebounds a game as a role playing sophomore. He shoots it well from the arc and has developed his handle over the last year. With his size, he can defend in the paint or bounce out to the perimeter and hold his own against bigger wings.
A 6-4 power forward, Hammer started 24 games last year for the Tigers and was very productive, averaging 7.6 points and 6.2 rebounds a game on nearly 49% shooting. He’s a physical presence in the paint with great hands and good touch around the bucket.
Hesse had a solid summer with Arena Basketball Club, showing the ability to play with and without the ball in his hands. He has a quick release off the catch when operating off the ball, and he’s a capable playmaker who can get others involved and put pressure on opposing defenses with his ability to get to the rim.