PG Braeden Bosma (Unity Christian | 2026) Bosma had an exceptional afternoon on both ends of the floor on Saturday. He’s a strong lead guard with a physical frame that he uses to bully his way to the rim off…
PG Braeden Bosma (Unity Christian | 2026)
Bosma had an exceptional afternoon on both ends of the floor on Saturday. He’s a strong lead guard with a physical frame that he uses to bully his way to the rim off the dribble and finish through contact. He has a quick release when he’s shooting off the catch, and is a good ball handler with great court vision who likes to get his teammates involved as well. Defensively he moves his feet and has quick hands that he used to cleanly pick the pocket of opposing ball handlers on a few occasions.
SG Hakeal Powell Hakeal Powell 5'11" | SG Prince Of Peace | 2025 State IA (Prince of Peace | 2025)
Powell has put up really good numbers for the Irish during his first two varsity seasons, and seeing him live for the first time, it’s easy to see why. He has a smooth stroke and the ability to shoot it at a high level off either the dribble or the catch. He uses his shooting to open up the rest of his game, attacking the rim hard against overly aggressive closeouts. He’s a talented ball handler who uses good footwork to help create some separation to get his shot off, and he’s a willing passer.
SG Jackson Lieurance Jackson Lieurance 6'1" | SG Cascade | 2025 State IA (Cascade | 2025)
Lieurance was pulled up to play with the upperclassmen to help balance the teams out a bit, but he played really well against the older kids. As he showed throughout the year with Cascade, he’s an explosive scorer who can get hot in a hurry and carry his team for stretches offensively. He moves really well without the ball in his hands, has a quick release off the catch and unlimited range. The next step in his development as an all-around offensive weapon will be adding some playmaking off the dribble, which will just continue to round out his offensive game. He’s a big-time scorer.
SF Jaidyn Coon Jaidyn Coon 6'5" | PF Storm Lake | 2026 State IA (Storm Lake | 2026)
The 6-4 wing jumped out immediately when I made my way over to watch the underclassmen court. He’s a smooth, natural, explosive athlete who makes a major impact on the game on both ends of the floor with his size, length, and athleticism. In the first two possessions I saw him play, he broke down his defender in the halfcourt and got to the rim for a finish through contact. On the next defensive possession, he battled through a screen, contested a shot, then pulled down the defensive rebound. He found a lead guard with an outlet pass, then ran the floor and was rewarded with a dunk. He can do a little bit of everything, and he played hard on every possession that I watched. He was probably the most impressive player among the underclassmen in the gym.
PF Ian Samples (Waukee | 2025)
Samples was one of my favorite players to watch throughout the afternoon. A 6-6 forward who handles it well and sees the floor extremely well, he’s a unique player who projects as a point-forward moving forward. He uses his big frame to get to the rim, where he can finish with either hand, and he showed the ability to occasionally step out and stretch the floor with his jumper.