Travel Team Preview: Wisconsin City Hoops 17U - Select
Team: Wisconsin City Hoops Select
Age Level: 17U (Class of 2020)
Program Director: Adam Schilling
Coach: Adam Schilling
Roster (Comments from Adam Schilling):
#1 Jaxon Flaherty, 6-2, G, Class of 2020, Unity -- First-team all-league pick as a junior in the Western Division of the Lakeland Conference ... Averaged 18.5 points per game while helping Unity to a 16-8 record under coach Shaun Fisher ... Scored a career-high 43 points in a league win over Grantsburg ... "Jaxon developed his offensive game to complement his outside shooting to become a more consistent shooter. His ball handling has improved and he figures to have a big spring/summer for us."
#3 Isaac Nerby, 6-2, G, Class of 2020, Blair-Taylor -- One of the top players in the Blair-Taylor program ... Averaged 11.6 points per game as a junior to help the Wildcats win the Dairyland Small Conference title and a 24-2 overall record ... Varsity player for coach Randy Storlie at Blair-Taylor as a sophomore and junior ... "Isaac is new to our program and will be a great addition to our team. He is a very good outside shooter and solid all-around player. He doesn't have many weaknesses, if any. I look forward to him contributing in many ways to our team."
#4 Ashton Kallstrom, 6-1, G, Class of 2020, Eau Claire North -- Enters senior season as a two-year varsity performer at Eau Claire North ... Averaged 9.9 ppg as a junior while helping the Huskies to a 14-9 record under coach Todd Marks ... Scored a career-high 17 points in a win over Menomonie as a junior ... "Ashton is new to our team and had a very good year at Eau Claire North. He can score and gets others shots as well. He is a true point guard who can score if needed. He handles the ball well against pressure and can break down the defense. He competes at a high level and will be a great leader for our team."
#5 Avery Hoepner, 6-0, G, Class of 2019, Mondovi -- Four-year varsity performer and 1,000-point scorer for Mondovi .. First-team all-Dunn-St. Croix Conference selection as a junior and senior ... Averaged 20.6 points, 6.3 rebounds and 5.3 assists as a senior while helping the Buffaloes to a 14-9 record ... Scored a career-high 37 points in a win over Ellsworth as a senior ... Plans to play in several tournaments for Wisconsin City Hoops in the spring as he remains undecided about his collegiate plans.
#10 Mason Poehls, 6-2, G, Class of 2020, Cadott -- Second-team all-league choice in the Western Cloverbelt Conference as a junior when he averaged 17.6 points per game ... Scored a career-high 30 points in the 2018-19 season in a win over Spring Valley ... Played varsity minutes as a freshman and sophomore at Cadott in addition to his standout junior season ... "Mason had a very good season while often being the focus of opposing teams. He has developed in attacking the basket in addition to his three-point shooting. He is a solid all-around player who has great composure and can step up at big moments in games."
#11 Branton Paulsrud, 5-11, G, Class of 2020, Eau Claire Regis -- Averaged 12.1 ppg and 2.0 rpg as a junior while helping Regis to a 13-10 record under first-year coach Bryant Brenner ... Led the Ramblers in three-point shooting with 62 made triples in 22 games during the 2018-19 campaign ... Scored a career-high 23 points and made seven three-point baskets in a win over Spencer ... "Branton is a great three-point shooter who can stretch the floor for his teammates. He has improved his strength and ball handling from last summer and will have a big senior year at Regis next season."
#22 Owen Schultz, 6-3, F, Class of 2020, Mondovi -- Second-team all-league pick in the Dunn-St. Croix Conference as a junior ... Averaged 14.7 points and 11.4 rebounds while helping Mondovi to a 14-9 record ... Had 15 points and 22 rebounds in a win over Glenwood City as a junior ... "Owen is an explosive athlete who can block shots and rebound more than his height would suggest. He has developed his offensive game and can shoot the mid-range jump shot well to complement his post game.
#24 Abe Rocksvold, 6-6, F, Class of 2020, Eau Claire Regis -- Honorable mention all-league pick in the Western Cloverbelt Conference as a junior despite missing several games due to a concussion ... Averaged 10.5 points, 6.4 rebounds and 1.9 assists during the 2018-19 campaign ... Mobile, skilled big man who can shoot, pass and handle the ball ... "Abe is a very long, athletic and skilled player. He can shoot the three and guard multiple positions. Abe has a lot of potential and upside as a college prospect."
#32 Mark Daniels, 6-2, F, Class of 2020, Cameron -- Averaged 4.0 points and 2.5 rebounds as a junior for a Cameron program that went 17-6 under coach Troy LaVallie ... "Mark is a very smart player who can shoot the three-point shot well. He defends well and has been well coached. He gives us another guy who can stretch the floor and knock down open shots."
#35 Logan Smith, 6-4, F, Class of 2020, Blair-Taylor -- Voted to the second team all-Dairyland Conference squad as a junior ... Averaged 10.6 points per game while helping the Wildcats to a 24-2 record and the Dairyland Small league title ... "Logan is new to our program and will give us an element of toughness that this group lack at times last year. He is a physical player who can score inside, defend and rebound."
Team Notes (From coach Schilling): "I feel like getting our players back from last year and every player knowing each other better this year will help us a lot. We will have better chemistry and have had some guys who have really improved from last summer. We don't have a lot of size so that can be an issue, but we have a lot of guys who can shoot and break down defenses off the dribble. If we can play well as a group, I think we will have a good season."
April 6-7 -- Minnesota Select Spring Kickoff (Lakeville, Minn.)
April 19-21 -- DI Minnesota Spring Showcase (Shakopee, Minn.)
May 10-12 -- Minnesota Magic Invitational (Bloomington, Minn.)
May 17-19 -- Hugh Roberts Classic (Wisconsin Dells)
June 1-2 -- Mississippi River Classic (Dubuque, Iowa)
July 19-22 -- Jimmy V Classic (Wisconsin Dells)
July 24-26 -- Great Plains Alliance (St. Cloud, Minn.)
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