Area Rankings: Top 10 2024 Prospects in Southeast Iowa
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Caden Wilkins IA #1 SG #1 HEIGHT 6'7" POS SG CLASS 2024 View Profile Caden Wilkins Instagram Twitter State: Iowa School: Bettendorf Club: Iowa Barnstormers A powerful 6-7 wing who can fill it up from all three levels in a…
A powerful 6-7 wing who can fill it up from all three levels in a hurry, Wilkins averaged 19.9 points, 10.3 rebounds, and 3.2 assists a game as a junior with the Bulldogs, and then followed it up with a really good summer with the Barnstormers and D1 Minnesota. At times he can be a little too passive for how talented he is, but he has a good understanding and feel for when it’s time for him to take over the game and when he gets it rolling, he’s the best scorer in the state because of his combination of size, athleticism, and skill set.
If Weisskopf wasn’t headed to play linebacker at Iowa, he could’ve been a solid scholarship-level player on the hardwood. He’s a tremendous athlete who uses the combination of size, athleticism, and talent to be a dominant two-way player for the Raiders on the football field and the basketball court. He can take over games as a scorer, playmaker, rebounder, or defender. He absorbs contact well and finishes through it around the rim. He averaged 19.2 points, 8.5 rebounds, 3.3 assists, and 2.0 steals a game on nearly 52% shooting as a junior.
Phillips may be one of the highest upside players in the state, a long and athletic 6-7 wing who can score from all three levels. He has really improved over the last 12-18 months, turning himself into a dangerous weapon off the dribble as well as a good enough shooter that it’s an area that needs to be respected. He’s a good playmaker and all-around defender who had one of the best summers of any player in the state. He averaged 14.5 points, 8.0 rebounds, 2.3 assists, and 1.5 blocks a game last season for the Lancers.
Martin can play both with and without the ball in his hands, showing a quick release and pure stroke off the catch as well as the ability to put the ball on the floor and create looks for his teammates. At the next level, he’ll need to continue to tighten up his handles as he’ll probably be looked at as more of a lead guard moving forward. He does a good job positioning himself and moving his feet defensively. He averaged 17.0 points, 3.6 rebounds, 2.8 assists, and 3.0 steals a game as a junior for the Falcons.
Gerardy is a typical North Scott guard – a tough, physical defender who keeps the ball moving, knocks down open shots, and plays fantastic on-ball defense. He’s a winner who is going to do all the little things his team needs from him to be successful. No ego here.
Wade isn’t going to do much that will blow you away on the offensive end, but his ability to control the glass and provide a ton of value as a defender make him a valuable player for the Bulldogs. He’s a strong, physical interior force who uses his strength to hold his ground in the paint. He’s not a big-time shot blocker (0.3 a game), but he’s a good all-around defender who contests shots and makes it difficult for opposing teams to score in the paint. He averaged 9.2 points and 6.8 rebounds a game as a junior.
Moore is a player with a lot of upside, a nice blend of size and athleticism who has started to put everything together over the last year. He still needs to improve as a shooter, but he’s a long, explosive wing who looks to finish above the rim whenever he can. He can control the glass on either end of the floor and has improved as a playmaker. After averaging 20.9 points and 8.6 rebounds a game last season for the Rockets, he could easily average a double-double as a senior. He’s tough to slow down at this level once he gets a head of steam.
Readus is a score-first guard with a strong mid-range game and good handles that he uses to get to the rim for finishes. He’s capable of dropping 15 points in a quarter and is the type of confident scorer that can take over games in the blink of an eye. He needs to continue to improve as a perimeter shooting threat (28.4 3P% last season), which will only make him a more deadly offensive weapon. He averaged 18.9 points and 2.6 assists a game at Davenport Central last season and has transferred to North Scott for his senior year.
Coney is a skilled scorer who can create his own looks well, getting to the rim for finishes or getting to his spots in the mid-range to get his shot off. He has improved as a playmaker, getting his teammates involved more, which is something he’ll probably be asked to do some more following his transfer from Davenport North to Bettendorf. At North last season, he averaged 17.9 points and 2.9 assists.
A mobile 6-8 rim-protector, Gott blocked 2.6 shots a game last season at Central, and like Readus, has transferred to play his senior year at North Scott. He’s an intriguing young player because of his mobility, ability to finish at the rim, and switchability as a defender.