Eden Prairie, Minnesota – May 12th – 14th, teams gathered at Eden Prairie High School for one of the biggest events of the circuit season. There was high level talent in the building. At the biggest event thus far in…
Eden Prairie, Minnesota – May 12th – 14th, teams gathered at Eden Prairie High School for one of the biggest events of the circuit season.
There was high level talent in the building. At the biggest event thus far in the 2023 circuit season, these prospects gave us all a snippet of what is in store for the summer. In wins and losses players gave it their all and competed at the highest level in grassroots basketball. Here below are some of the names that showed up and showed out at Prep Hoops Next “Battle Of The Lakes”.
Geno Ward | Minnesota Fury
Ward was a sniper from range all weekend for the Minnesota Fury. All he needed was one shot to go in to catch fire. He was in range the moment he stepped past half court. Most impressive was his ability to come up in the clutch late in games.
Ephraim Radtke | Northstar Titans
Radtke was an impactful player for Northstar Titans. His movement without the ball and ability to hit threes in succession was apparent. The sniper from range also wielded a next level ready shot selection which benefited his team greatly.
Matt Kachman | South Metro Elite
Kachman thrived at the combo guard position for South Metro Elite. His tight handle kept opponents on their heels which allowed Kachman to rise and fire. Most impressive was his ability to find his shot off of the pick and roll.
Cayden Larson | Iowa Prep
Larson brought a balanced attack to the floor for Iowa Prep. He brought fluidity to the offense as a stretch forward. His touch and vision on the perimeter was beneficial for himself and teammates. When ran off the line he proved to be able to attack the basket and use his body well absorbing contact.
Oliver Bauer | Minnesota Lightning
Bauer showed a balanced attack over the weekend, doing work on the perimeter as well as in the paint. His presence of mind and movement off the ball allowed him to pour in threes from the perimeter. When in the paint he was very crafty in his pivots and ball fakes. Bauer had a great showing for the Minnesota Lightning.
Jackson Rindt | All Wisconsin
Rindt is a lights out shooter with a quick trigger. His ability to get open off the ball was apparent all weekend. Defenders needed to locate him as soon as he passed half court. Rindt was consistent from range and starred in his role.