Jack Cooley 40 State 7 Pos 6'5" | PF | 2024 Clarke | Kingdom Hoops Cooley is an athletic 6-5 wing who stuffed the stat sheet to the tune of 20.2 points, 7.9 rebounds, 4.9 assists, 2.1 steals, and 1.9…
Cooley is an athletic 6-5 wing who stuffed the stat sheet to the tune of 20.2 points, 7.9 rebounds, 4.9 assists, 2.1 steals, and 1.9 blocks a game as a sophomore. He provides a ton of versatility on both ends of the floor as he can score inside and out while playing with or without the ball in his hands. He’s a good ball-handler who sees the floor well and likes to get others involved, and he can defend just about every position at the high school level.
Jeppesen is a big-time scorer who put up 18.9 points a game last season for the Bulldogs with respectable 43-33-76 shooting splits. He’s asked to do a ton for his team, both as a scorer and a playmaker, and his efficiency numbers take a bit of a hit as a result, but he’s a talented three-level scorer who finishes through contact and creates some chaos on the defensive end of the floor.
An athletic and physical 6-2/6-3 wing, Arnold averaged 14.5 points on 49-37-64 splits last season at Lewis Central and has now transferred to Abraham Lincoln for his junior year. He’s a good athlete who can handle it and get to the bucket, and he has the strength to finish through contact around the bucket. He moves well without the ball in his hands, finding open spaces in the defense to get his shot off and he has a pure stroke from the arc, especially off the catch. Look for him to become a focal point for a CBAL team that will be replacing a lot of pieces.
A 5-10 off-ball guard who can shoot the lights out, Tams buried 42.7% of his 3-point attempts last season for the Cardinals while averaging 12.3 points a game. He moves extremely well without the ball in his hands and has a quick release off the catch with a smooth, repeatable release. He showed some capability as a secondary ball-handler and decision-maker as well, putting the ball on the floor and creating for others.
A 6-3 wing who was extremely productive last season, Rasmussen averaged 14.0 points and 2.8 rebounds on 47-38-72 shooting splits. He’s a good shooter both off the dribble and the catch and he uses his length effectively on the defensive end, getting into passing lanes and contesting shots.
Dawes was very productive in his first varsity minutes, averaging 12.0 points and 3.1 assists a game for a Panthers team that was much better than expected last season. He’s a wiry combo guard who can play with or without the ball in his hands, moving well without it and showing that he can be a really good shooting threat, or getting others involved as a playmaker. He’ll contribute on the glass and is an active defender.
Wiebers is a talented lead guard who loves to attack the rim and play downhill. He averaged 10.1 points, 3.3 assists, and 2.2 steals a game as a sophomore for the Monarchs, and he loves to put constant pressure on opposing defenses.
Calabro is small, listed at 5-6, but he’s quick and will create some chaos on both ends of the floor with his speed and non-stop motor. He sees the floor well and is a good ball-handler and passer, and he moves his feet really well defensively. He should have a much larger role this year for the Lynx after they lost their top five scorers to graduation.
A high-volume scorer who led the Tigers to the 2A state tournament last season, DeVries put up 15.6 points and 4.1 rebounds a game as a sophomore. He’s a strong wing who is at his best when he’s playing downhill and attacking the rim or getting to the free-throw line. The next step in his development will be adding some more consistency to his jumper.
A 5-11 lead guard who does a great job protecting the ball, Otto dished out 4.4 assists and posted a 2.3-1 assist-to-turnover ratio as a sophomore. He’s not a major shooting threat at this point in time, but he’s quick and handles it well, putting pressure on opposing defenses with his ability to get into the paint and kick to open shooters or cutters.