Riverside Brookfield: Steve’s Sunday Standouts
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The Riverside Brookfield Shootout concluded on Sunday and as always Prep Hoops Illinois was in the gym to close out the first weekend live period. I picked out a few of the best players from the games today to highlight…
The Riverside Brookfield Shootout concluded on Sunday and as always Prep Hoops Illinois was in the gym to close out the first weekend live period. I picked out a few of the best players from the games today to highlight them here!
Swansey is already known for having one of the better mid-range games in the state. In the morning matchup with Marist he took his shot a few steps back hitting four very tough three-pointers with guys directly in his grill. Meyoh is an athlete who has been known to make plays as a slasher, but Sunday he had it going from behind the arc.
I walked away a fan of . High energy 6’7 forward that showcased versatility on both sides of the ball. Brown can make baskets from all three levels. He has some handles at his size and is very coordinated on fastbreaks. Another aspect of his game that was impressive was how well he battles on the boards and often gets after loose balls. A real gem to cover the next couple of years
McKinnie is a strong floor leader who has been active since the departure of his seniors from last season. He may be the best two-way guard in the city with his ability to score from all levels and how well he gets after players on defense. As the roster at Simeon changes he has adjusted his role and become a verbal leader and a leader through his game.
2024 (Glenbrook North)
This Lappin kid has grown on me the last few weeks. A super competitive guard who can play on and off the ball. Sam has a great shot from the three but isn’t relegated to sitting behind the perimeter. He has a solid handle and is capable of making plays for himself and others around him. Lappin does a good job at moving the ball to his teammates and keeping them all involved.
2025 (Notre Dame College Prep)
Brady is a big shooting wing forward in the state. At 6’6 he makes shots at a good rate, showing he can be a weapon in catch-and-shoot situations or on the move. Sehlhorst has a good pace to his game and will occasionally surprise you with some slashing plays at the rim. As he starts to add strength look for Brady to be just as effective around the rim.
Sularski is starting to show everyone why I consider him a top 3 player in a very good class. Gabriel has the it factor when you watch him. 6’5 guard who can shoot the three but also has a good feel of what the defense gives him and can make a play for himself or others around him. Sularski is also a competitor who’s not afraid to go after defensive boards and push the rock on fastbreaks. I hope some coaches noticed that he took the challenge of guarding the opposing team’s best player. A possible #1 candidate.
At this point as much as I’ve talked about Jakstys it’s hard for me to see that he is still so underrated by some of the basketball community in the Chicagoland area. A 6’10 big man who can shoot the three, play as a face up, or with his back to the basket. He high points rebounds and can push the break if need be, but is an above-average rim protector. Jason has done a little bit of everything for the Foxes. Should have multiple offers after a good weekend.
Jeshawn Stevenson 2024 (Lindblom)
Stevenson had a tall task on Sunday. He has to be effective on both sides of the ball while being the only D1 college prospect on the court for his team. At 6’3 Jeshawn is an athletic scoring guard who has shown improvement as a passer. He has a good-looking shot but is more dynamic when getting to the cup for layups or to get fouled. Stevenson is keyed on every game but is still very capable to score 20+ when things are going right.
Gonzalez looked comfortable in the Sunday afternoon game against H-F. He made some timely shots from three, drove to the rim, and was fouled a few times. What stood out to me the most was watching him guard the passing lanes well. Will has good length and size that pops right away to college coaches and when he plays consistent ball the offers will come pouring in.
2024 (St. Laurence)
Nojus is proving he’s better as the #1 and not the second or third option for a team. Indrusaitis did a little bit of everything over the weekend. He scored from three, hit shots with his turnaround jumper from mid-range, and he finished with authority at the rim. Nojus rebounds the ball well and is unselfish in the open court. His court vision is phenomenal on fastbreaks as he made several dimes to teammates. As he continues to mold his game for the next level at Iowa State Indrusaitis will make St. Laurence games very exciting to attend.