Posted On: 05/31/21 8:00 AM

Omaha, Nebr. — The inaugural Prep Hoops Next circuit championships marched on over the Memorial Day weekend holiday as teams from across the Upper Midwest and Plains regions gathered for the Midwest Region Final. Onlookers were treated to yet another viewing of a promising pool of talented prospects that are sure to make their mark on the high school scene in coming seasons. Here are the event’s top performers among the eighth-grade point guards in attendance from the Class of 2025...

Walker Braaten | Westhope, ND | Class of 2025

One of the most important pieces to ECI Basketball (ND) in their run to the 8th Grade Championship at the Prep Hoops Next circuit Midwest Region Final, Braaten played a variety of roles in the backcourt, as he shared ball-handling duties in the halfcourt and also delivered timely scoring for his team. While the six-foot guard displayed superb vision and passing touch his greatest contribution at this particular tournament was his reliability as a perimeter shooting threat for his club. Braaten capitalized on his opportunities as well as anyone on the roster, helping command

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