Club Preview: Wisconsin City Hoops Select - 16U
Age Level: 16U (Class of 2021)
Program Director: Adam Schilling
Coach: Adam Schilling
Roster (Comments from Adam Schilling):
#1 Jayden Fitch, 6-5, F, Class of 2021, Fall Creek -- "Jayden played JV last year at Fall Creek and dressed for the varsity during the playoffs. Fall Creek loses a lot of seniors and Jayden figures to have a large role for its varsity team next season. He has a good shooting touch for a post player and rebounds the ball well. He has improved his strength and athleticism since last year."
#2 Chad Kron, 5-11, G, Class of 2021, Eau Claire North -- Turned in a very solid season as a sophomore for the varsity team at Eau Claire North ... Averaged 9.5 points and 2.1 rebounds while helping the Huskies to a 14-9 record under coach Todd Marks ... Made 52 of 131 shots from three-point range for 40 percent. ... "Chad is a very good point guard who can get others shots and makes players around him better. He shoots the three well and can get mid-range shots off the dribble. He is one of the better passers I have seen at the high-school level. He competes at a high level and is very intelligent on the basketball court."
#5 Ryan Zimmerman, 5-10, G, Class of 2021, Immanuel Lutheran -- Played in just 10 games as a sophomore, but still managed to average 21.1 points, 2.6 rebounds and 2.4 assists ... Made 41 of 103 shots from three-point range for 40 percent ... Enters junior season as a two-year varsity performer for coach Tom Williams ... Scored a career-high 29 points as a sophomore in a victory over Alma/Pepin ... "Ryan can really score and shoot the three from deep. He has improved his game off the dribble and his overall game since last summer."
#8 Charlie Herrick, 6-3, F, Class of 2021, Bloomer -- Key reserve for a Bloomer squad that went 18-5 under coach Greg Van Grunsven in 2018-19 ... "Charlie is a physical wing player who can shoot well from the perimeter and defend multiple positions. He rebounds well for his size and is a very solid all-around player."
#14 Teigen Ploeckelman, 6-0, G, Class of 2021, Fall Creek -- Played on the JV squad at Fall Creek as a sophomore ... "Teigen is a good outside shooter who can make threes and with deep range. He figures to have a large role at Fall Creek next year and did suit up for the varsity during the playoffs. He is very competitive and committed to basketball, and figures to improve a lot this summer."
#22 Matthew Johnson, 6-2, G, Class of 2021, Eau Claire North -- Played on the JV squad at Eau Claire North as a sophomore ... "Matthew is new to our program. He is a bigger guard who can score and defend. He is good at slashing to the basket and can hit shots from the perimeter.
#24 Zach Collins, 6-3, G, Class of 2021, Unity -- Helped Unity to a 16-8 record under coach Shaun Fisher ... Averaged 8.2 points per game and has very good size for a backcourt player ... "Zach has improved a lot over the last 12 months. He can handle the ball and pass very well. He has a nice mid-range game and can hit shots from the perimeter."
#25 Dalton Cook, 6-2, F, Class of 2021, Bloomer -- Played on the JV squad at Bloomer as a sophomore ... "Dalton is a strong player who can mix it up inside and play on the perimeter. He shoots the outside shot well if needed, but is really strong finishing in the lane. He is projected to have a big role at Bloomer on the varsity team next season."
#35 Ashton Measner, 6-5, C, Class of 2021, Eau Claire North -- "Ashton is a true post player. He has good size and a big frame. He rebounds well and plays good post defense. He has a soft touch and pretty good feet on offense in the post."
#40 Eli Persons, 6-4, F, Class of 2021, Eau Claire North -- "Eli has good athleticism and score in the lane. His outside shot looks to have improved since last summer, which can make him a more consistent scorer. He has good length and rebounds well on both ends of the floor."
Team Notes (From coach Schilling): "We have a handful of new kids to our program in this group. It will be important that we develop chemistry and play well together to have success. I like our mix of guards, wings and posts to have a pretty solid roster. We should be able to play a variety of styles if needed. The kids who played on their varsity teams have improved a lot and we will lean on them for leadership to help us compete against the higher-level teams we play."
April 12-13 -- Rock Spring Classic (Stoughton)
April 27-28 -- Minnesota Ice Spring Freeze (St. Paul)
May 3-5 -- Meg Vang Classic (Minneapolis)
May 17-19 -- Hugh Roberts Classic (Wisconsin Dells)
May 25-26 -- Minnesota Select Classic (Lakeville, Minn.)
June 28-29 -- Capital City Showdown (Madison)
July 7-11 -- NY2LA Sports Next Level Invitational (Mequon)
July 24-25 -- Great Plains Alliance (St. Cloud, Minn.)
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