Friday, May 28, 2010

Class of 2013

Peter Jok has been touted by some as the next big thing to come out of Iowa. We are not sure if he will be that guy, but he is certainly a talented kid with a good skill-set and a very bright future. He has done very well against national competition and looked the past this winter at Roosevelt.

Right behind Jok is a number of very talented guys at a variety of positions. Josh Weeber put up some very impressive numbers and helped Dubuque Senior become a very solid team. Iowa City West has a couple of young guns who have a bright future and Austin Halls plays at a small school, but he he has big-time game.

It will be interesting to see who continues to improve, who grows and who does not. Keep an eye on this class as they have a lot of talent. That said, here's our first crack at ranking the Top 30 players in the Class of 2013. Let us know what you think.

1. Peter Jok 6-5 Des Moines Roosevelt
2. Josh Weeber 6-5 Dubuque Senior
3. Jeremy Morgan 6-3 Iowa City West
4. Austin Halls 5-11 Murray
5. Dondre Alexander 6-2 Iowa City West
6. Payton Plagge 6-7 Sheffield
7. Dallas Ennema 6-5 Sheldon
8. Chance Miller 6-0 Wellman9. Steven Soukup 6-1 Danville
10. Rylan Murry 6-6 West Branch
11. Ricky Williams 6-6 Riverside-Oakland
12. Jace Hanna 6-0 Cedar Rapids Prairie
13. Joe Weeks 6-5 Solon
14. Bill Daniels 6-5 Davenport Assumption
15. Matt Lassen 6-4 Linn-Mar
16. Austin Lefler 5-10 Lawton-Bronson
17. Marcel Dunson 6-3 Sioux City West
18. Bryan Forbes 5-11 Lone Tree
19. TJ Lake 5-9 West Dubuque
20. Michael Soukup 6-1 Danville
21. Brandt Van Roekel 6-3 Boyden-Hull
22. Shane Graves 5-10 Sioux City Heelan
23. Derick Gogg 6-7 Linn-Mar
24. Creighton Robinson 5-10 Cedar Rapids Jefferson
25. Eli Ihnen 6-1 Harris-Lake Park
26. Dalton Franken 6-4 Atlantic
27. Jared Jones 5-11 Des Moines Christian
28. Faith Pope 6-3 Ottumwa
29. Cody Scroggie 5-11 Murray
30. Brad Baudler 6-0 Nodaway Valley

Just missed: Colin Henrich, Tate Handsaker, Kennedy Drey, Ryan Skaar.

All rankings are based on high school season, summer/aau season, and college potential.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Class of 2012

The Class of 2012 definitely has some talent and is led by none other than silky-smooth guard Marcus Paige of Linn-Mar. This young guard already has a handful of offers and is considered one of the top 25 players in the country. As good as Paige is, the talent doesn't stop there as Adam Woodbury, James Harrington and Casey Kasperbauer are also gunning for the #1 spot. This class still has a long way to go, but so far they have

Here's our updated 2012 player rankings.

1. Marcus Paige 6-0 Linn-Mar
2. Adam Woodbury 6-10 Sioux City East
3. James Harrington 6-0 Cedar Falls
4. Wesley Staten 6-1 Sioux City West
5. Casey Kasperbauer 6-1 Carroll
6. Dwight Sistrunk 5-8 Des Moines Hoover
7. Taylor Olson 6-1 Cedar Rapids Jefferson
8. Kale Abrahamson 6-3 West Des Moines Valley
9. Corey Meyers 5-10 Ankeny
10. Amarra Darboh 6-2 West Des Moines Dowling
11. Trey Sathoff 6-3 Pekin
12. Jordan Hay 6-5 North Cedar
13 Jeremy Johnson 6-0 Iowa City High
14. Scott Bruxvoort 6-3 Altoona
15. Sam Skogen 6-0 Mason City
16. Kade Olson 6-1 Iowa Falls
17. Darren Stringfellow 5-11 Davenport West
18. Teyshawn Campbell 5-8 Cedar Rapids Jefferson
19. Austin Stubbs 6-2 Des Moines Christian
20. Josiah Coleman 6-4 Cedar Rapids Kennedy
21. Conner Schabel 6-3 Ankeny
22. Cole Pedersen 6-3 Waukee
23. Kyle Rosacker 6-3 Forest City
24. Dillon Godfrey 6-6 Sioux City East
25. Jerel Moore 6-3 Iowa City High
26. Zach Burnham 6-5 Davenport Assumption
27. Connor Coleman 6-1 Waverly-Shell Rock
28. Nick Hughes 6-1 Bettendorf
29. Louie Ingoli 6-3 Des Moines East
30. Austin Vaske 6-3 Algona Bishop Garrigan

Just missed: JC Abrahamson, Elliott Christians, Joe Scott, Andrew Fritz, Chase Cullen, Michael Carney, Luke Schafer, Nick Clark, Cole Meyers, Adam Paulsen, Gabe Summerhays, Griffin Gaeta.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Class of 2011

The top spot in the class is still being held onto by guard Josh Oglesby. He missed some time to start the season, but once in action he lived up to the hype as he helped guide his team to a surprise trip to the state tournament. He has a handful of scholarship offers and has many big time programs recruiting him. That said, the big mover in the rankings is forward Jarrod Uthoff. He has really seen his stock rise over the past two months. All of these guys on our list had nice seasons and have a lot of potential. The next few months will allow them to test their skills against top national competition and we will see who rises and who falls.

Here's our updated 2011 player rankings.

1. Josh Oglesby 6-5 Cedar Rapids Washington
2. Jarrod Uthoff 6-8 Cedar Rapids Jefferson
3. Matt Bohannon 6-3 Linn-Mar
4. Seth Tuttle 6-8 West Fork
5. Grant Lang 6-4 Ankeny
6. Kelly Madison 6-2 Des Moines Hoover
7. Corey Schaefer 5-10 Johnston
8. Reggie White 6-5 Des Moines Hoover
9. Wesley Washpun 6-0 Cedar Rapids Washington
10. Tavian Pomlee 6-5 Davenport Central
11. Alex Savage 6-0 West Des Moines Dowling
12. Travis Perry 6-3 Urbandale
13. Brandon Voss 5-9 North Scott
14. Alex Malloy 6-4 Sioux City Heelan
15. Kyle Lamaak 6-3 Cedar Rapids Kennedy
16. Josh Montague 6-5 Linn-Mar
17. Zach Otting 6-3 Western Dubuque
18. Jake Guenther 6-5 SE Polk
19. Patrick Burmester 6-9 DeWitt Central
20. Zach Twedt 6-3 Benton Community
21. Shane Benton 6-3 Linn-Mar
22. Nick Wuebker 6-8 Emmetsburg
23. Henry Kreiger-Coble 6-4 Mt. Pleasant
24. Kasey Semler 5-9 Marion
25. Kyle Nikkel 6-6 Pella Christian
26. Tyler Wolterstorff 6-4 Hull Western Christian
27. Darreus Caston 5-11 Ft. Dodge
28. Jacob Logan 6-7 Norwalk
29. Paxton Strub 6-6 LeMars
30. Luke Norville 6-3 Council Bluffs Lewis Central

Just missed: Brock Meis, Jon Getting, Christian French, Tim Olejniczak, Quinton Behlers, Nate Wells, Lincoln Vorba, Brock Dagel, Trent Washington, Ricky Torres, Neil Bryant, Seth Nutting, Brandon Eley, Scott Hahn, Jordan Holdsworth, Austin Christiansen, Isaiah Miller.

Class of 2010 Rankings

The Class of 2010 has been fun to watch compete over the last four years. They have a lot of talented players and are headlined by one of the greatest Iowa high school players of all-time in Harrison Barnes. Mr. Barnes is Mr. Iowa Basketball, McDonald's All-American, and National Player of the Year. These guys might be done playing high school ball, but it will be fun to follow their careers as they move on to play at the collegiate level. Here's a final look at the class of 2010 player rankings.

1. Harrison Barnes 6-6 Ames
2. Zach McCabe 6-7 Sioux City Heelan
3. Doug McDermott 6-6 Ames
4. Nate Buss 6-8 Charles City
5. Chanse Creekmur 6-5 Marshalltown
6. Will Artino 6-10 Waukee
7. Jordan Dykstra 6-8 Rock Valley
8. Marcus Heemstra 6-9 Rock Valley
9. TrayVonn Wright 6-6 Waterloo West
10. Kody Ingle 6-2 SE Polk
11. Branden Stubbs 6-0 Des Moines Christian
12. Isaac Gardner 6-4 Washington
13. Dau Jok 6-2 Des Moines Roosevelt
14. Quincy King 6-0 Des Moines Hoover
15. Tyler Putz 6-0 Forest City
16. Creon Reed 6-0 Des Moines North
17. Trevor Hook 6-5 Grundy Center
18. Max Martino 6-5 Cedar Rapids Kennedy
19. Tayler Bontrager 6-0 Iowa City West
20. Josh Vander Maten 6-1 Boyden-Hull
21. Michael Kaufman 5-11 Harlan
22. Will Roth 6-6 Linn-Mar
23. Michael Weber 5-8 Ames
24. Chad Malloy 6-0 Williamsburg
25. Nick Wilson 6-9 Iowa City West
26. Nick Smith 6-7 Johnston
27. Austin Katje 6-4 Unity Christian
28. Ryan Powers 6-2 Calamus-Wheatland
29. Ryan Coon 6-8 West Des Moines Dowling
30. Joe Daniels 6-6 Davenport Assumption

Just missed: Blake Haluska, Jon Keller, Alex Vogel, Tim Bennett, Andrew Wirth, Tyler Ellerman, Jared Stogdill, Jody Henton, James Humpal, Jordan Thomas, Bryce Irlbeck, Michael Wetrich, Zach Brehmer, D.J. Stokes, and T.J. Van Dyke.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

IAHoops Class 4A All-State Teams

First Team
G-Marcus Paige (Linn-Mar)
G-Kody Ingle (Southeast Polk)
F-Harrison Barnes (Ames)
F-Doug McDermott (Ames)
F-Jarrod Uthoff (Cedar Rapids Jefferson)

Second Team
G-James Harrington (Cedar Falls)
G-Brandon Voss (North Scott)
F-Chase Creekmur (Marshalltown)
F-Will Artino (Waukee)
C-Adam Woodbury (Sioux City East)

Third Team
G-Josh Oglesby (Cedar Rapids Washington)
G-Matt Bohannon (Linn-Mar)
G-Quincy King (Des Moines Hoover)
F-TrayVonn Wright (Waterloo West)
C-Nick Smith (Johnston)

Honorable Mention: Creon Reed (Des Moines North), Dau Jok (Des Moines Roosevelt), Corey Schaefer (Johnston), David Johnson (Clinton) and Ryan Coon (West Des Moines Dowling).