2015 - 2016 All State Projections

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2015 - 2016 All State Projections

Postby balla45 » Sat Feb 13, 2016 3:52 pm

1st Team

Desean Eikens - Willison
Dalton Feeney - Bismarck Century - Also Mr. Basketball
Jacob Mertens - Devil's Lake
Aanen Moody - Dickinson - Also Gatorade Player of the Year
Siman Sem - Fargo North

2nd Team

Braeden Hanson - Grand Forks Red River
Connor Hellebust - Bismarck
Braydon Lund - Minot
Creighton Pfau - West Fargo
Noah Wanzek - Jamestown

Outside Looking In

Ahmed Aden - West Fargo
Kyjuan Johnson - Minot
Trae Steckler - Mandan
Matt Veit - Fargo Davies
Carson Zarak - Wahpeton

Looking to generate discussion.
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Re: 2015 - 2016 All State Projections

Postby go maji » Sun Feb 14, 2016 4:25 am

I've seen Feeney, Eikens, Mertens and Moody. IMHO they are the best players in the state.
Kyjuan Johnson could be 2nd team. He definitely has the talent. He ranks in the top 10 in most offensive categories (pts.ast.fg% 3pt% ft%) plus steals on defense. Being that well rounded has to count for something. He's also a pass first kind a player. If he was the star player, he would average near 20 a game.

Anyone else?
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Re: 2015 - 2016 All State Projections

Postby balla45 » Mon Feb 15, 2016 12:56 am

Love Kyjuan's game. Am thinking no school will get 2 and Lund is more likely being a senior and having a double double average.

Also agree with you on the top 4. Should be unanimous with those 4.
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Re: 2015 - 2016 All State Projections

Postby d_fense » Wed Feb 17, 2016 10:34 am

balla45, I like your list with the exception of Sem. Granted, I have only seen him play 3 times this year, but from what I've seen I would put him in your list of "outside looking in", at best. He is only shoot 43% from the field and 62% from the line.
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Re: 2015 - 2016 All State Projections

Postby gvmearees » Wed Feb 17, 2016 12:12 pm

Roberts is having a great year for Minot, as is Thomas from Bismarck.
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Re: 2015 - 2016 All State Projections

Postby balla45 » Wed Feb 17, 2016 3:32 pm

d_fense wrote:balla45, I like your list with the exception of Sem. Granted, I have only seen him play 3 times this year, but from what I've seen I would put him in your list of "outside looking in", at best. He is only shoot 43% from the field and 62% from the line.


I do not disagree with you a lot. The 5th 1st Team spot is a challenge. I would not be shocked to see that be Wanzek. I do struggle to think the media will go with 4 WDA players on the 1st Team. As I continue to watch basketball games, I think it would be tough to argue that Trae Steckler of Mandan should be left off. Will be a fun finish to the season.

A different way to look at Siman Sem's shooting statistics. He is shooting 47.3% from within the arch, 37.3% outside the arch, and 62.2% from the free throw line. I think the first 2 numbers are very solid for a high school basketball player, and I do not think a player should be taken out of consideration for being an average to below average free throw shooter.
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Re: 2015 - 2016 All State Projections

Postby d_fense » Fri Feb 19, 2016 1:29 am

I am able to watch EDC teams more often the WDA. I agree that, right or wrong, the EDC will likely get a second first team player on the list. I just don't think Sem would be the correct pick. I think it should come down to one of two players. Braden Hanson whom you listed as second team. He is a comparable shooter to Sem. 50.5% from 2, 32% from 3, 73% from the line. He also plays better defense and makes better decisions. The other player that you didn't mention is Jake Paper. He is shooting 69.2% from 2, 35.5% from 3, and 69.7% from the line. Jake is very efficient on the offensive end. He is averaging 1.58 points per shot attempt compared to Sem's 1.27pps, Hanson's 1.32pps, and Veit's 1.13pps. Paper has made 18 few shots then Sem, but Sem has attempted 133 more shots.
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