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Daily Dozen: Tuesday, April 28th

04/28/2020, 9:00am CDT
By Chuck Thompson
Mikaelah Counce
5’7” 2022 Combo Guard, Champlin Park (MN)/43 Hoops
Double-figure scorer as Sophomore at Champlin Park. Shifts speeds on drives, and changes directions quickly, gets past first defender. Will finish with either hand. Quality step-back three range, set up by quick jab step, threes will come from wings and top primarily. Will mix in pull-up jumper off one or two dribbles. Capable of creating for self or others off bounce. Quick hands defensively, close dribble drive gaps. 2018-19, 2019-20 Northwest Suburban All-Conference player. Scholarship level talent.
 
MaKenzie Drout
5’9” 2023 Guard, Kimberly (WI)/Let It Rain
North-south driver. Angles body well off the drive in half court and transition and has the ability to finish in paint with either hand. Has pull-up jumper from 10-15 feet, floater from a little closer in. Three range extends from the high wings down into the corners, can play in catch & shoot. Excellent vision while on the move, can make passes to create inside or kick to the perimeter with either hand as well. 4.0 GPA. Division 1 prospect.
 
Kiera Estima
5’7” 2021 Guard, Omaha Benson (NE)/Nebraska Hoops Elite
Led High School team in scoring as Junior (15 PPG) as well as rebounds (6.9) and steals (3.3). Strong driver, attacks directly and has natural knack to split double teams and get to rim. Will step out to arc and shoot from wings down to corners. Likes to play quick tempo. Plus rebounder. Good hands defensively, both on-ball and in pass lanes. Plays a good Centerfield defensively, anticipates long passes and generates steals off them.
 
Izzy Goettelman
5’7” Combo Guard, 2021 Winona (MN)
Dual threat scorer off the bounce or with her jumper. Range extends to three point line from corners to top. One dribble pull-up to free throw line. Strong 1-3 dribble moves off the wings gaining the paint. Will compete inside on glass against bigger opponents.
 
Nia Holloway
6’0” 2022 Power Forward, Eden Prairie (MN)/North Tartan EYBL
Can generate offense in a myriad of ways. Can score off low block, has mid-range shooting touch to pair with explosive drives and offensive rebounds. Adds turn-around jumper and quick, downhill 1-2 dribble drives from free throw line or wing. Tremendous rebounder. Plays long on offensive glass, keeps ball alive, creates 2nd chances. Can defend perimeter players as well as traditional low posts, defensive versatility. Shot blocking ability. One of top defensive players regionally in 2022 class. Division 1 prospect.
 
Camille Kruse
5’8” 2023 Guard, Fort Madison (IA)/Lady Martin Brothers
Led High School team in scoring, 3 pointers made and assists as a Freshman. Can work from either Guard spot, works more as a point. 3 point range from anywhere on arc, including pull-up three threat out of transition. School record 7 threes in a game. Hurts opponents in zones with three shooting off the high wing. Protects ball, makes correct reads including skip passes versus zone looks. Will use spin moves to set up drives. Quick hands defensively both on the ball and into passing lanes. Can defend and rebound against bigger opponents.
 
Kiani Lockett
5’9” 2022 Guard, DeLaSalle (MN)/FBC the North
Led Class AAA State Co-Champion in scoring as Sophomore at 15.0 PPG. Excellent handles and court vision. Just as effective as playmaker in either half-court or transition game. Uses change of speed/change of direction very effectively from the Point. Owns a killer cross-over with first step burst. Three point shooter with deep range off the wings who uses step-back to keep defenders off balance or off the catch. Range across the board. Nice floater on tight finishes, can extend pull-up to mid-range. One of top Point Guards regionally in 2022 Class. Class AAA All-State. Division 1 prospect.
 
Dani Peterson
5’9” 2022 Post, Bellevue West (NE)/Omaha Sports Academy
A little undersized for post, but competes inside and shifts to more wing play during AAU season. Uses power dribble to finish off step-thru or interior moves. When working on edge will use 1-2 strong dribbles to attack the paint. Will test range out to three point line. High motor player. Competes on glass, battles against taller opponents.
 
Lily Randgaard
5’9” 2022 Guard, Kettle Moraine (WI)/Wisconsin Lakers
Good footwork into three point shooting off top and into the wings. Rebounds position. Can create on drives with a little floater while maintaining vision for drop offs. Athletic build. Will finish against contact inside. Energy defender. Adds pull-up jumper in the mid-range.
 
Emma Salker
5’11” 2022 Forward, Sergeant Bluff-Luton (IA)/Omaha Sports Academy
Uses power on short to mid-range attacking drives. From free throw line can use one-dribble to get to rim off bounce or quick pull-up jumper from 15-17 feet. Can handle ball for bigger Forward. Can step away from hoop and work as a stretch four with three point range. Can make passes out of low block, free throw line or perimeter. Will get into fast break game from front court. Can defend Forwards on the edge or traditional Power Forwards down low. Three sport athlete. Scholarship level prospect.
 
Ashley Sawicki
6’1” 2022 Power Forward, Waunakee (WI)/Let It Rain
Traditional low block/free throw line big Forward. Off low block will work baseline, middle or reverse pivot and strike with a step-thru finish. Nice touch on baby over the shoulder hook. Shows correct footwork into finishing moves. Uses extension to finish interior touches. Shoots at a quality percentage, soft touch. Willing passer off the block when double is used. Runs floor well out of the front court. Bodies up on defensive glass, uses length on offensive.
 
Samantha Scott
2021 Guard/Forward, North Scott (IA)/Lady Martin Brothers
Helped lead team to Class 4A State Championship in 2018-19 & 2019-20. Consistent three point shooter from anywhere. Relocates on perimeter to find space. Doesn’t need much room to get shot off. Solid passer in both half-court sets and on the break. Gets wide in transition game. Will box out on defensive end.

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