Prospect Review Iowa Showcase

Peak Sports takes a look at some prospects from the RecruitLook Hoops Iowa Showcase event in Ames on April 30th-May 1st.

  • Aeron Stevens (6’6, 2023), Minnesota Lightning Ellerbusch 17U
    • Stevens easily became one of my favorite prospects at our Iowa event with his ability to score from anywhere on the floor at his size. Handled the ball really well in the half court, and showed great footwork around the rim. A willing passer as well, which makes him even more dangerous with the ball in his hands. Not many players last weekend were able to do as much with the ball as Stevens was.

  • Martel Evans (6’1, 2022), Powerhouse Hoops Skierka 17U
    • Evans was easily one of the best athletes I saw the whole weekend, making highlight reel plays on both ends of the floor in almost every possession. He has a quick first step that allows him to get into the lane, and finish at or above the rim. Vertically explosive also, catching lob dunks and elevating to block opponents shots with ease. If he can iron out his perimeter stroke, he can become a scary two-way prospect.

  • Quincy Oriwa (6’4, 2023), Minnesota Sizzle Caldwell 17U
    • One of the most elite defenders I saw all weekend, Oriwa was all over the floor for Sizzle. Dynamic player in transition, showing highlight reel dunks and crafty finishes, all while absorbing contact to draw fouls. But Oriwa really shined on defense, deflecting passes and altering shots all weekend, while also working hard on the boards. Fun, high energy prospect.

  • Lincoln Cantrall (6’7, 2023), Pure Prep 17U
    • Cantrall is a stretch-4 knock down shooter with the ideal height and wingspan for the next level. He has good mechanics on his shot, and hit a couple deep three’s with guys in his face. Showed decent bounce in transition, but I’m really excited to see more of him on defense, as if he can become a lockdown defender, he will easily raise his stock. With his knock down shooting ability at his height, he should be a coveted college prospect at the next level.

  • Carter Sievers, (6’1, 2023), Play4Him Academy White 17U
    • Sievers came out of left field in Iowa to propel Play4Him Academy to a 2-2 showing while playing a very tough schedule. I really like his ability to break down his defender and get into the lane, to either go up himself or dump the ball off to an open shooter. Showed very good poise as a ball handler as well, fending off pressure from bigger, more athletic, guards who tried to bully him while bringing the ball up the court. Excited to see more from him.