Minneapolis, MN – NHR State was back again for another year! The event was full of talented players and programs. The best of the best out of Minnesota, along with elite programs from across the Midwest came out to compete. Take…
Minneapolis, MN – NHR State was back again for another year! The event was full of talented players and programs. The best of the best out of Minnesota, along with elite programs from across the Midwest came out to compete. Take a look at who stood out immediately below.
Jalen Dickerson | Chicago Demons
Dickerson is an all-around playmaker for the Chicago Demons. His pace and instincts constantly put him in an opportune position on both sides of the floor. He thrived in the passing lanes and proved to have next-level foresight. His lateral quickness allowed him to stay in front while defending without fouling. The two-way playmaker had major success on the offensive end with his quick first step consistently putting him in a position to make plays. He wields great vision finding teammates off the dribble, as well as finding his spots to raise up and knock down mid-range. Most impressive was his crafty footwork in the paint, euro steps, and playing off two feet.
Tian Chapman | FSA
Chapman is a next-level ready combo guard who brings a calming presence for FSA. His tight handle and size give him the advantage when seeing the floor. Even under pressure, he was able to make the right reads. His pace and willingness to fill the lanes in transition made for easy baskets in transition. His ability to finish with either hand and find the glass was a catalyst for his team. He was at his best when getting downhill drives, and his footwork when finishing in the paint made for an effective offense.
Matthew Foss | WOTN Academy
Foss is a crafty guard who brings a high IQ to the floor for WOTN Academy. His vision and timely passes were a major catalyst for their fluidity on offense. His decision-making in transition led to layups and visits to the line. His ability to use his body and remain upbeat under pressure really stood out. He seemed to be unfazed in high-pressure situations. He was able to isolate his man and get to his spots, as well as attack the help defense and find cutters for layups. The three-level scorer plays the right way and has a next-level game.
Rylan McPipe | Sizzle
McPipe is a combo guard with a scorer mentality. The ability to change direction kept his opponents on their heels. The pressure he applies to defenses was impactful for Sizzle. McPipe was able to dice through the lane and hit teammates in their shooting pocket. He has next-level instincts for knowing when there is enough space to pull up. His balance and sound dribble made him a threat to score on all three levels. His soft touch and arc on his jumper made for a lot of makes that rolled or bounced in.
Lamont Michaels | D1 Minnesota
Michaels is an all-around threat when on the floor for D1 Minnesota. His motor and length put him in position for early offense when running the floor. His length makes for easy baskets around the rim with hook shots and soft shots off the glass. On the defensive end, he showed great anticipation skills while jumping passes and blocking shots without fouling. His defense is next-level ready with good lateral movement and understanding of knowing where the help is.