Who are some players that caught my eye that have the type of potential to really blossom into excellent prospects down the road? Here is our list of names! Colton Benson Colton Benson 6'5" | SF New Ulm | 2024…
Who are some players that caught my eye that have the type of potential to really blossom into excellent prospects down the road? Here is our list of names!
of Minnesota Rise (2024 wing from New Ulm). Benson had about seven NSICs watching him against the Playmakers and he responded with five threes, a load of muscle buckets, double figure rebounds and five threes! It was a grand total of 31 points after scoring 29 a game in Class AAA basketball this year. The tough is there, its always there plus Benson is a strong wing that can do things on the glass or around the basket some too. Consistently gets big numbers in high school and spring/summer.
Khalon Johnson of New Mexico D1 (2024 guard from Edurprize, Arizona). Johnson is 6’4 with the ball skills and first step that got him to the lane on just about every possession he wanted to get there against the Fury. Johnson had a rough night finishing but at his size and skill, Khalon is a guard that has the potential we are likely to be hearing about three years from now playing well at the college level. He just has that size, look, and attack that we are seeing be successful in the college game right now. When he adds a bit more core strength as he matures and is able to finish through contact I think he could be a very good college point guard with size.
Carter Koch of Team 1848 (2025 forward from Oconto, Wisconsin). Carter is 6-foot-5 and does a fantastic job of playing both forward spots on the Team 1848 offense of activity and movement. His feel for the cuts, for the passes to make, and for the activity without the ball in the offense was a key reason for his 23 points scored against Minnesota Select. Rebounded well, had a number of assists to cutters, scored physically, and showed touch from a number of different areas. Comfortable shooting the three, comfortable off a dribble, and comfortable after back to the basket contact or movement to catch and score. A player I really liked coming out of night one.
Seth Laravia of Rep 317 (6’6 forward from Westfield, Michigan). Laravia hit a couple threes early and my mind went to “stretch four” and a stretch four with good touch! Then he scored twice on the block and my eyes opened to how he shoulder turned on balance to touch in a score. Then in the open floor he drop step one hand thunder dunked on a 6’8 and long opposing player and the whole gym was shocked! And all college coaches started flipping their pages in the coach’s packet. Looking forward to seeing Seth again because his 18 point showing on night one was impressive.
of Minnesota Select 16s (2025 guard from Mankato East). When Madson was 5’9/5’10 with the thin frame of an underclassmen he was still scoring playing up two levels at 17u last year and leading his team to a league title. Brogan is now nearing six feet tall, he is way stronger, and every piece of his Class AAA All State game is still there, only now he’s physically more advanced. Brogan had 13 points and five assists highlighted by his five of six foul shooting. As skilled as Brogan is, he’s even tougher and intelligent on the court. He’s done so much already as an underclassmen and still has so much to go!
of Minnesota Fury 17s (2024 guard from Chanhassen). played in front of North Dakota, South Dakota State, Air Force, logos I did not recognize, and four corners of others Friday night (those D2s and D3s just don’t like using that coach’s section in Minnesota!), and he did it at a very high level. Speed with the ball? In bulk. Ability to burst into small windows to finish? Woods has three acrobatic finishes at the cup that really grabbed attention. Three point stroke? It was on again last night. Ability to create as a point guard passer? As good as anybody in this state. Throw in that Max is tough as they come and a leader kids love playing with and you surely have a full scholarship point guard prospect. And of course a d1 football player too. Last night if you weren’t a believer Max likely made you one.