Pure Prep has been a fun program to watch this spring on the RecruitLook Circuit. Their 17’s are headlined by a couple of surprise players from the CIML this past season. I’m very intrigued by 6’7 Lincoln Cantrall and 6’6 Samuel Tornabane, both of these forwards can shoot the three, and have frames to be very defensively versatile as well. I really liked what I saw from Tornabane at the State Tournament a few weeks ago. He played fantastic off the bench for a loaded Johnston squad that finished as state runners-up. Tornabane averaged 11 ppg at the State Tournament, while also tallying a 7 block game versus Ankeny in the quarterfinals. That versatility has carried over this spring on both the offensive and defensive end. Cantrall is a knock-down shooter, nailing 42% of his 3 pointers last season for Southeast Polk. He had his clip loaded in Des Moines during the first live period, shooting nearly 50% of 3-point land. His shooting combined with his size will make him a valuable prospect to keep an eye on.
Sam King (6’4, 2023) is a combo guard that thrives at getting buckets at the rim and in the restricted area. He scores in a variety of ways and is best off the bounce. He’s got a solid frame to him which allows him to be effective in scoring and rebounding down low. He probably fits off the ball best at the next level, but he is a very capable ball-handler.
Pure Prep is also bringing up a few 2024’s to play with their 17’s this spring in 6’3 Mason Costello and 6’4 Jacob Simpson. Costello is another strong shooter on this Pure Prep team, being one of Waukee’s top shooters this season. His upside is huge and he shows flashes of being next up for Pure Prep. Simpson is another prospect that I’m very high on. I was very impressed with his ability to play alongside very high-usage players in Trey Lewis and Steven Kramer during his high school season. He played his role very well for his Johnston team, so I’m excited to see him get to step into a more offensive role this season for Pure Prep.