Summer Slam: Paint Beasts
Appleton, Wisconsin – On June 10th – June 11th, programs across the midwest came together at Champion Center, and competed for championship honors!The teams in the spacious Champion Center all set out to attain bragging rights for the year. Each…
Appleton, Wisconsin – On June 10th – June 11th, programs across the midwest came together at Champion Center, and competed for championship honors!The teams in the spacious Champion Center all set out to attain bragging rights for the year. Each game had highlight worthy plays, and players looking to prove their team was worthy of a Championship Title. Although there can only be one champion, there was no shortage of intensity throughout the entire weekend in each division. This huge event had all of the best talent in the state of Minnesota. Below, I highlighted the “Paint Beasts”.
Tade Roberts | Waterloo Salvation
Roberts was a huge target in the paint for Waterloo Salvation. When facing zone looks, he proved to have solid hands on post entry passes. His ability to turn and face the rim was apparent, resulting in smooth jumpers in the mid range or timely skip pass. His availability allowed him to tally numerous rebounds on a game to game basis.
Jared Van Donselaar | Kessel Heat
Van Donselaar was a board magnet and defensive anchor for Kessel Heat. Towering over most of his opponents, teams had to scheme against him more times than not. On the offensive boards, he did a great job keeping the ball high on putback attempts. On the defensive end, his understanding of positioning allowed him to board and prevent any second chance opportunities.
Colton Brukwitzki | Chapman Basketball Academy (South)
Brukwitzki is a mobile forward who provided balanced scoring for Chapman Basketball Academy. One of the more sound defenders on his team, he did a solid job walling up on shot attempts and boxing out big bodies in the paint. He was a reliable source of scoring when being the focal point of the offense, scoring around the basket and beyond the arc as well.
Cole Christian | Meanstreets
Christian had his way in the paint all weekend for Meanstreets. He showed a great skill when putting the ball on the floor, and soft touch when attacking the rim. He beat his opponent down the floor a great deal, making for high paced offense for his team. His willingness to step out and switch on screens was a catalyst his teams success.