Which prospects impressed in Appleton on night one? Prep Hoops looks at six prospect standouts from Friday night: JJ Semanko JJ Semanko 6'4" | SF Hopkins | 2025 State MN — SG — Minnesota Lockdown Semanko was certainly a standout…
Which prospects impressed in Appleton on night one? Prep Hoops looks at six prospect standouts from Friday night:
Semanko was certainly a standout performer on night one on Appleton. The 6-foot-4 shooting guard did a little bit of everything on the offensive end. Using his long frame, Semanko has no problem slashing to the rim and finishing difficult layups. He can finish well through or around contact. He is much more than just a slasher, though. The SG is also a knockdown three-point shooter. He can drain catch-and-shoot shots or create space off the dribble. I really like Semanko’s game and look forward to watching him play the rest of the weekend.
— CG — Chapman Academy
Because he had a productive high school season, Aprill was able to boost his stock. Now, the Chapman Academy combo guard is playing great basketball on the AAU circuit. Standing at 6-foot-2, Aprill has great positional size. He uses this size to slash his way into the paint and score. The guard does a good job of finishing in the paint with either hand. Aprill is a really crafty guard who pairs skill with a high basketball IQ. Even though his team didn’t win on Friday night, the CG still played a great game.
Tyson Moore — CG — Minnesota Lockdown
I really like Moore’s game. The combo guard is a talented three-level scorer. He is a tremendous ballhandler and passer, too. When Moore is on the court, Minnesota Lockdown ‘s offense runs smoothly and is very efficient. Even though I believe that Moore still has plenty of development left, he proved that he is a top-tier guard on Friday night.
Molley Komara — SF — Minnesota Chill
Any college looking for an extra front court piece should take a look at Komara as soon as possible. The Minnesota Chill small forward is really, really good. He stands at 6-foot-7, pairing elite size with athleticism. Around the rim, Komara is a handful. Defenders on Friday night were simply too small to stop Komara. He grabed rebounds and finished layups with ease.
— PF — Minnesota Chill
Opposing forwards attempting to guard Freeman are in trouble. The Minnesota Chill power forward is simply too strong for most of his opponents. On Friday night, I was really impressed with Freeman’s ability to grab rebounds on both ends of the court. In Minnesota Chill’s blowout win on Friday, Freeman dominated the paint.
Burns seems to be a common prospect on these top performers lists. But each time he has earned his spot. The World Hoops Elite prospect is simply an elite lead guard. He drains outside shots, finishes layups around the rim, and can lead his team as a passer. I am not certian what type of role Burns would play in college. However, I do know one thing: Burns can defintley help a team win basketball games at the next level.