The Midwest Grind Session did not disappoint with its talented athletes. These players were big-time game-changers for their teams and impacted the game in one way or another. Late-game shot-making, and taking advantage of mismatches, these players brought everything to…
The Midwest Grind Session did not disappoint with its talented athletes. These players were big-time game-changers for their teams and impacted the game in one way or another. Late-game shot-making, and taking advantage of mismatches, these players brought everything to the table.
Gage Stepich- The 5th grader playing up showed he could not only hang but stand out amongst the rest. His size served him a huge advantage over the smaller guards allowing him to shoot over most of them or find open teammates. One thing Stepich takes advantage of is his ability to rebound the basketball on both ends of the floor. His phenomenal handle allows him to get wherever he wants to on the court.
Tanner Carter- The big man for HOH is as physical as they come! I didn’t see anyone containing Tanner on the glass fighting for rebounds or stopping him from finishing through contact. As expected he has that drop step or jump stop in his game to finish through defenders but he’s also very capable of going around defenders showing us a few possessions of his up and under.
Courtney Burkhalter- Courtney might be the most fierce competitor you will see. He is the true definition of having a heart over height. With his small stature, he is still able to get wherever he wants on the court, doesn’t turn the ball over, and finishes inside the paint with the trees. He has a smooth jumper and showed off his occasional floater by getting himself to the free-throw line.
Dre Winn- Winn did a lot of things to change the game, and one of those things was that he can get consecutive defensive stops. Not only does he gets stops for his team but they usually lead out to transition fast breaks. In the half-court set, you have to account for him and know where he’s at because he’s not afraid to shoot the 3 and will make you pay for leaving him open.
Mason Edwards- Edwards found himself in some big-time games with his LTD Dream team and he didn’t shy away from it at all. The smaller guard came up huge changing the game with his big shots late in the game. If you lost him you could find him in the second half on the wing shooting 3s that cut into the deficit. Edwards is a big-time player that should be on everyone’s radar.