Seven prospects who have impressed in the three games I’ve seen so far this week! Stats via wissports.net and team Twitter pages. Milan Momcilovic 1 State 1 Pos 6'8" | SF | 2023 Pewaukee | Phenom University – Team Herro…
Seven prospects who have impressed in the three games I’ve seen so far this week! Stats via wissports.net and team Twitter pages.
In arguably the most anticipated matchup of the season, Milan Momcilovic Milan Momcilovic 6'8″ | SF Pewaukee | 2023 State #44 Nation WI was simply dominant. The Iowa State commit put up 37 points in a variety of ways, and made it look effortless in the process. At 6’8 he was able to put the ball on the floor and get into a pull-up jumper, while also being able to get all the way into the paint and utilize his pivot foot to get around defenders for easy finishes. Showed off his smooth jumper, high basketball IQ with his off ball movement, and rebounded the ball well. Also helped seal the game with a blocked shot before throwing it off an opposing player as he fell out of bounds to give his team possession.
In an intriguing matchup with Racine St. Cats, the sophomore point guard was in control all game long. At times it was with his passing and at other times with his scoring ability, but Elijah was the main source of Central’s offense throughout the game. Griffin changes up his speeds well to break his man down off the dribble, and is able to patiently work his way to the basket where he has the touch to finish over the top of defenders. Really dangerous when he gets into the paint because he never misses an open big flashing but also has the option to score himself with a floater. Griffin was making all types of passes including a couple that he zipped in from the top of the key with speed and accuracy to a teammate around the rim. One of the best passers in the state.
Nick Janowski Nick Janowski 6'3″ | CG Pewaukee | 2024 State #71 Nation WI ‘s return gave Pewaukee a big boost and helped push them to a win over Wisconsin Lutheran. He put in a well rounded performance with 18 points, 8 rebounds, and 8 assists, showing his ability to create shots for himself and teammates. On his first shot attempt he took his man baseline before creating a ton of space with a stepback and nailed the mid-range shot. One of the reasons he can put up points in a hurry is that ability to create space without needing to over dribble the ball. Was really dangerous in the pick & roll because of his ability to pull up and shoot if his man went under, but also attack and facilitate if his man tried to chase him over the screen.
I thought Prentice was the most productive player on the floor for Wisconsin Lutheran on Tuesday night. Used his strong frame really well to get into the paint and bump defenders off of him before going up to finish. He’s not extremely quick but does a great job of using his frame to get guys on his shoulder/hip before getting all the way to the rim. Does well to play off of two feet allowing him to go up balanced and finish at a higher percentage. Defensively he’s going to sit deep in a stance and work hard to move his feet against smaller guards, and he also has great instincts on when to jump the passing lanes to pick up steals and get out in the open floor.
Isaiah has been playing a key role for Pewaukee all season long, and last night that continued as he put up 14 points in the win over Milwaukee Lutheran. Defensively he helped limit some of Lutheran’s explosive scoring options. He didn’t allow them to get any easy looks, which is a difficult task with how explosive some of them are. On the offensive end he wasn’t forcing anything, and was constantly moving off the ball to get high percentage looks. Capable of handling the ball and getting his team into their offense, while also playing off the ball as a secondary scoring option.
You don’t find many guys who move off the ball like John does. He’s excellent at lulling his man to sleep off the ball, and then quickly beating him to the basket with a backdoor cut leading to an easy lay-up. You don’t catch him going through the motions within the offense, because he knows every cut or every screen he runs off of is an opportunity to get a good look. Kinzler is automatic from mid-range as well. Finished with 12 points in the win over St. Cats.
Central was defending at a high level on Wednesday night, and Sippy’s effort on that end of the floor was a big reason why St Cats was held to just 43 points. He has a long frame and is a good athlete which allows him to guard a variety of positions with success. Moves his feet hard on the ball, has good off-ball positioning, and uses his length to get up in passing lanes and tip lazy passes. Offensively he has good touch around the rim to get out and finish in transition or off straight line drives. Chipped in with 8 points in the win.