2024 Stock Risers
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We are following up the 2023 stock risers with some 2024 stock risers. These prospects are continuing to make a name for themselves and draw attention from across the state. Whether they are filling the stat sheets or just making…
We are following up the 2023 stock risers with some 2024 stock risers. These prospects are continuing to make a name for themselves and draw attention from across the state. Whether they are filling the stat sheets or just making winning plays, these guys are getting it done on the court.
| 6’1 G | Millard North | 6 to 4
I’ve said it time and time again, Gaeth plays with a ton of swagger and confidence. Very smooth overall game. Earlier in the year he had a game of 10-14-10. Crazy shifty and quick guard with an explosive first step. Great change of pace and the ability to stop on a dime for pull up jumpers. Very athletic and crafty finisher and a threat from beyond the arc with his catch and shoot. Really like his vision as a ball handler as well. Creates for his teammates in the half court set and dishes it up court on the break.
| 6’4 G | Crete | 40 to 31
McDowell has been taking the state by storm this winter and has been excelling on both ends of the floor. Very pacey guard who doesn’t get sped up often. Quite the scoring threat as he can knock it down from deep. Purposeful attacks . 6’4 guard who does get post opportunities out of Crete’s set offense that I watched. Very active on both ends of the boards. Active on the defensive ends as he plays passing lanes well and forces turnovers or gets deflections.
| 6’4 W | Westside | 17 to 13
Stubblefield may have had one of the hottest stretches in the state early this season. Games of 30 and 34 he seemed to almost to be unstoppable. Really like his effort and energy he brings on the defensive end. Very active on ball and gets in the offenses face. More of a combo guard for his size but saw some post scoring opportunities against Columbus’s 2-3 zone and converted. Was able to create from both the high post and short corner looks by attacking gaps, getting to two feet, and finishing through defenders.
| 6’5 W/F | Osceola | 32 to 30
Gustafson has been a walking double double for his squad this winter. Averaging 22 points a game and 14 rebounds. One thing about Gustafson’s game is a able ball handler that can grab a rebound and push it up the floor. Defensively grabs plenty of boards, blocks shots, but has also gotten plenty of steals off of playing passing lanes. On the offensive end, he has been a huge post scoring threat. Smooth foot work, ball fakes followed by bumps, then a strong take to the rim. Finishes through and above the defense.
| 6’0 G | Mount Michael | 44 to 34
Long is another player who has had an incredible stretch of games earlier this season as well. With games of 28, 35, and 31, Long has proven to be one of the top scorers not only in his class but in the state. Long can flat out shoot the ball. Quick catch and shoot, threat off the bounce, smooth pull up, step back, and has some great range. Gets his feet set quick in a rush or can step right into his jumper off the reversal. His ability to also get to the cup and convert an athletic finish is just the icing on the cake.