Fall League Review: Sauk Rapids-Rice vs Chaska
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The Sauk Rapids-Rice Storm have a lot of talent and the expectations for the team are high. They beat Chaska by nine recently in the Breakdown fall league, and here are some of our takeaways. One. Storm Depth. Keep in…
The Sauk Rapids-Rice Storm have a lot of talent and the expectations for the team are high. They beat Chaska by nine recently in the Breakdown fall league, and here are some of our takeaways.
One. Storm Depth. Keep in mind, considered to be the do everything type of guy for the Storm and their best player in preseason predictions, was not even at the game. But yet the Storm won and they did so getting contributions from a lot of pieces. They might be a deeper team than I think we realized. The question for the team is a little bit experience (they have really strong junior and freshmen classes) and little bit on ball handlers but I don’t know if those are that big of questions. has been handling the position quite well this summer and fall plus they have freshman Paris Pollard coming up (he was not at this game either). Hanson is one of the state’s best shooters and he continues to grow with every season.
Two.. The 6’7 face up forward has a chance to take one of the bigger sophomore to junior year statistical jumps that we will see and along with it will likely come some eyes on him as a prospect. He’s a 6’7 four man that does have comfort shooting with range, that does move well without the ball, that can score on the move as he did it several times in this game, and he does have the length to finish around the basket. Really like what he can become as a prospect.
Three. Chaska PG 1. Freshmanwill have a chance to be one of the better freshman contributors in his class this season. I think the item that caught my eye the most in this video was the Forrest smooth finishes on the move in the halfcourt set. Crafty player that timed some buckets ahead of the help very well. Tough to see how a point guard runs a team in a clipped shortened game but I did like several of the attack and kicks from Forrest as well.
Four. Chaska PG 2. I liked the feisty play from the player who I believe was junior. Hayden came off the bench and pushed the pace, attacked angles hard, scored a few times and was able to move the basketball to open teammates for attempts. Trey Lanzen and Forrest will need to score often for the Hawks and if Virasami can be a contributor handling some, that will free up Forrest to be the main ball handler AND at times a scoring option when Virsami.
Five.. Sauk Rapids-Rice freshman is a 6-foot-3 transfer from AZ Compass Prep in Arizona. Cook has a lot of dribble separation game and when he puts it to use after ball movement he is tough. Cook has some good bounce, a really strong frame, and when he learns to play within the varsity way with his teammates he is going to be one of the top players in his grade.