MEQUON — Examining the top individual standouts from Day 2 at the WBY Shootout held at Concordia University… Jamiir Allen Jamiir Allen 6'0" | CG Wisconsin Lutheran | 2023 State WI – 2023 – CG – Wisconsin Lutheran Every time…
MEQUON — Examining the top individual standouts from Day 2 at the WBY Shootout held at Concordia University…
Jamiir Allen Jamiir Allen 6'0" | CG Wisconsin Lutheran | 2023 State WI – 2023 – CG – Wisconsin Lutheran
Every time I get eyes on Allen, he seems to play well. He’s not considered the No. 1 option by most on the outside, but I doubt Wisconsin Lutheran minds Allen getting the most shots in any given game. Allen had 19 points and seven assists in a win over Onalaska on Thursday. The 6-foot-1 combo guard is about as elusive as it gets on the ball in the state. The way Allen can mix in blow-by ability and hesitation dribbles just keeps defenders guessing. Allen doesn’t take a lot of jumpers, but he can definitely shoot it. With his handles, Allen doesn’t like to settle and keeps that pressure on the defense. While he’s not overly big or strong, you wouldn’t know it by the way Allen finishes at the rim. Allen prefers the floater, but definitely doesn’t shy away from contact.
Mike Bowen Mike Bowen 6'1" | CG Heritage Christian | 2024 WI – 2024 – G – Heritage Christian
Bowen has a very high motor for a guard, specifically on the defensive end. His feet and hands just don’t stop moving and Bowen is able to generate a lot of turnovers because of it. On the ball, Bowen has a nice combination of pop and shiftiness. He can change directions at top-end speed and puts a lot of pressure on the defense when he decides to get downhill. Scoring a game-high 17 points, Bowen led Heritage Christian to a win over Columbus Catholic, and swung the game with a one-hand dunk in transition.
Stevie Clark Stevie Clark 6'6" | SF Oshkosh North | 2024 State #236 Nation WI – 2024 – SF – Oshkosh North
For most of the game, Clark was just relentless scoring the basketball. In a high-level matchup with Tosa West, Clark scored a game-high 23 points. North did a great job of getting him isolated on the block and creating matchup problems. Clark might have the best fall away jumper among all guards/wings in the state. He’s so good at getting his body into the defender and creating space for his high-arcing shot and can even knock it down off one leg. In transition, Clark always seems to get to his left hand. He’s coming down the floor, looking to get right to the rack. Love the no-nonsense approach he plays with. Clark dribbles and puts the ball on the ground with a purpose and doesn’t react to the defense — he makes the defense react to him.
Finnley Doriot Finnley Doriot 6'1" Kaukauna | 2024 WI – 2024 – G – Kaukauna
Doriot kind of came out of nowhere to help Kaukauna defeat Grafton. The junior guard dropped a team-high 27 points on just 12 shots. A smart, athletic, and physical guard, Doriot just flipped a switch at one point in the game and wouldn’t let his team relinquish their lead. Doriot generated a ton of high percentage shots and got to the free throw line 10 times, cashing in on nine of those attempts. Entering Thursday, Doriot was averaging around 11 points per game. Playing within the system and striking when the iron was hot, Doriot also knocked down a pair of 3-pointers in the win.
Cole Hansen Cole Hansen 6'4" | SG Wauwatosa West | 2024 State WI – 2024 – SG – Wauwatosa West
Hansen scored the ball really well in the latter stages of the game. In a game that was pretty contested the whole way, Hansen’s spurt in the second half was the difference. The junior guard had a team-high 20 points. Hansen also tallied four rebounds, three assists, and a block. The execution down the stretch was very impressive. Tosa West likes to eat up clock with a lead in the second half and really grind out possessions. As the Trojans waited for North to make a mistake, Hansen came off screens and buried his shots following exhausting possessions that suck the life out of the defense after defending for a minute-plus.
Brooks Hinson Brooks Hinson 6'1" | CG Marshfield | 2025 State WI – 2025 – PG – Marshfield
Hinson has a chance in a very deep class for Wisconsin in 2025. A skilled, smart floor general, Hinson has one of the best feel’s for the game that you’ll find in the state. On or off the ball, Hinson seems to be on step ahead of his defender. While he’s a guy you want controlling the game on the ball, Hinson’s got enough scoring ability to play on the wing and hunt shots or find cutting lanes to the rim. The ball never sticks to Hinson’s hands. He’s either taking advantage of a mistake and attacking, or getting that thing moving around the horn. A do-it-all guard, Hinson is going to be involved on the glass and defensively. He finished with 15 points in Thursday’s win over Brookfield East.
Max Lucey Max Lucey 6'4" | SF Cuba City | 2023 State WI – 2023 – G/W – Cuba City
Lucey couldn’t carry Cuba City to a win over Kettle Moraine Lutheran, but put together a strong performance nonetheless. A very versatile guard/wing that plays a lot of point, the 6-foot-3 senior was thriving as a ball dominant decision maker. Really liked his ability to change pace on the ball and pull-up for mid-range jumpers or get to the rim. Lucey is very smooth and decisive on the ball. He doesn’t require a lot of dribbles to get his look. Tough game against Kettle Moraine Lutheran, but thought Lucey was able to get his looks and created a lot of impressive shots against what looked like very good defense.
Jaiden Martin Jaiden Martin 6'1" | CG Dominican | 2024 State WI – 2024 – SG – Dominican
Martin just could not be stopped by South Milwaukee. The junior guard put 23 points in the first half alone en route to a blowout win over South Milwaukee. Martin would finish with a game-high 27 points. A sniper with a quick trigger, Martin just forces defenders to crowd him. If they give him an inch, Martin can fire off shots from the perimeter. While he came up as a shooter, Martin has matured a lot physically. He’s got a big, strong frame and is now able to bully people at the rim. There’s a little finesse to his game as well when he gets into the paint. Martin has surprisingly good footwork when he picks up his dribble and does a nice job of getting defenders in the air or off-balance.
Michael McNabb Michael McNabb 6'4" | CG Grafton | 2024 State WI – 2024 – G – Grafton
McNabb finished with a game-high 30 points in a loss to Kaukauna. For most of the game, McNabb was able to carry the offense and keep Grafton alive after his running mate left due to an ankle injury. Loved that McNabb still knew he had to trust his teammates. You didn’t see him taking bad shots and trying to go 1-on-2 when the defense was keyed on him. McNabb may have taken a few more shots, but still made good plays for his teammates. Thought it gave Grafton some great confidence at times too when other players were able to see the ball go in and realize they could still hang around without another Division 1 prospect on the floor. The 6-foot-4 junior is a very unique player. McNabb loves to operate from the paint where he can use his excellent footwork and shot fakes. McNabb is just going to put you in a blender when he gets near the rim. The lefty is a plus finisher that can use strength or finesse.
Marcus Neve Marcus Neve 6'0" | SG Marshfield | 2023 WI – 2023 – SG – Marshfield
New name that emerged Thursday afternoon. Neve is averaging around 14 points per game this season and looked pretty good against Brookfield East. A long, slithery guard that can weave between multiple defenders, Neve’s isolation ability presented some problems for the opposition. When he gets to the rim, Neve has terrific body control and can finish either hand. Even when he’s flying to the rim, Neve showed some soft touch off the glass. Neve also used his length on the defensive end, guarding East’s best (available) player and taking away a lot of the usual offense. Neve finished with 15 points on 6-of-9 shooting along with four steals.
Mason Prey Mason Prey 6'4" | CG Newman Catholic | 2023 State WI – 2023 – G – Newman Catholic
Prey was steadily dominant during a 78-68 win over Milwaukee Juneau, scoring 17 points in the first half and 13 in the second. The game shifted quite a bit, including a huge second half run by Juneau, who at one point, took the lead, but Prey never changed his demeanor or attack plan. A prospect that doesn’t overcomplicate the game, Prey is an extremely savvy guard who beats you with the basics. His willingness to simply pass and cut at times or relocate off dribble penetration gets Prey more than enough quality looks. Also a terrific teammate, Prey can score a lot of points but still get his guys involved. He’s also the first to congratulate a teammate when they do something well and the first to console them after a mistake. When the dust settled, Prey had 30 points and five assists Thursday morning.
Matthew Thistle Matthew Thistle 5'11" | PG Kettle Moraine Lutheran | 2023 State WI – 2023 – G – Kettle Moraine Lutheran
Thistle shot it really well as KML eventually pulled away from Cuba City due to a 3-point shooting barrage. A quick guard that also has a stopper’s mentality on defense, Thistle had a nice all-around effort, going for 13 points, six rebounds, and two assists. Thistle was 3-of-6 from 3-point range and also helped put the game away, taking advantage of some pressure defense and slicing his way to the rim. Loved how engaged Thistle was defensively. Even when KML had all but sealed the deal, his intensity didn’t drop off a bit.
Newman Catholic 78 Milwaukee Juneau 68
Heritage Christian 49 Columbus Catholic 38
Kettle Moraine Lutheran 79 Cuba City 55
Marshfield 58 Brookfield East 39
Dominican 98 South Milwaukee 51
Kaukauna 73 Grafton 65
St. Thomas More 63 Pius XI 57
Wisconsin Lutheran 74 Onalaska 55
Wauwatosa West 64 Oshkosh North 58