Published Saturday, June 9, 2012 at 9:00 pm / Updated at 3:12 pm
BASKETBALL
Boys summer basketball capsules

Nebraska high school boys summer basketball team capsules.

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Team Nebraska Express under 17
• Coaches: Scott Hammer, Ryan Stubbe
• Roster: Akoy Agau, Tra-Deon Hollins, DeAndre Hollins-Johnson, Jonathan James Allee, K.J. Scott, Nick Billingsley, Omaha Central; Joshua Lallman, Millard West; Aireon Porter, Omaha North; Houston Shackelford, Kansas City Schlagle.
• Schedule: Best Buy Spring Classic (quarterfinals, 4-2), Real Deal in the Rock, (semifinals, 4-1), Kings of the Court (semifinals, 4-1), Best Buy Chicago Classic (2-2), Mullen’s High Profile (St. Louis, July 13 to 15), NY2LA Summer Jam (Milwaukee, July 18 to 22), KC Prep Invitational (Shawnee Mission, Kan., July 25 to 28).
• Who’s hot: Agau, a 6-9 forward, has picked up offers this spring from Missouri, West Virginia, Tulsa, Connecticut, Georgetown, Tennessee, Memphis, Louisville and Mississippi State to go along with offers from Nebraska, Creighton, Wichita State, Xavier, Clemson and many more. Scott, a 6-3 guard, has picked up lots of Division I interest from schools such as Temple, Tulsa, Colorado State, Creighton, Evansville and Northeastern. He’d already had interest from UNO, South Dakota State and North Dakota State. The 6-2 Hollins has also picked up some interest from UNO and South Dakota State and some smaller Division I schools.
• Noteworthy: Reached semifinals twice, losing one in double overtime and another by one point in overtime. Billingsley has transferred to Central from Omaha North.
• Coaches’ comment: “We have been right there in every tournament that we have played in, finishing in the semifinals and taking one to two overtimes all while playing in the highest level of brackets at every tournament. We are getting better as a group every event we participate in. Our toughness on defense and our ability to get up and down the floor playing a high-tempo style makes us a fun team to watch. The early exposure our kids have seen really helps going into July, when we have the opportunity to play in three more high-profile tournaments where they will be able to get evaluated by Division I and Division II coaches.”

OSA Crusaders
17s National
• Coach: Jim Simons
• Roster: Jalen Barry, Wayne; Kevin Dineen, Omaha Creighton Prep; Brett Dougherty, Spencer Lewis, Nate Maloley, Papillion-La Vista; Josiah Gustafson, Millard North; Connor Lusso, Spencer Sharp, Millard West; Deon Pettigrew, Bellevue West; Cam Williams, Omaha South
• Schedule: Dakota Spring Jam (first place, 4-1), Kings of Court Classic (third, 4-1), Best Buy Spring Showcase (2-2), River City HoopsFest (Omaha, July 6 to 8), IM B-ball Summer Showcase (Ames, Iowa, July 11 to 13), Mullen’s High Profile Showcase (St. Louis, July 13 to 15), USA Bluegrass Classic (Louisville, Ky., July 18 to 22), KC Prep Invitational (Kansas City, July 25 to 28).
• Who’s hot: Gustafson has looks from UNO, Nevada, North Dakota State and South Dakota State as well as several D-II schools. Dougherty has interest from UNO and South Dakota and smaller schools. Williams has interest from UNO, NDSU and other D-II schools. Pettigrew has several offers from Division II schools, including Wayne State.
• Noteworthy: Won championship of Dakota Spring Jam and was a semifinalist in Kings of Court Classic. Maloley has transferred from Omaha Westside to Papillion-La Vista.
• Coach’s comment: “Good group of kids, very deep team that enjoys playing together and has shown improvement each tournament. Not huge, but a good mix of players. Several good guards, so fairly balanced.”

Nebraska Bison Red
17 and under
• Coaches: Justin Anderson, Central City; Dan Noble, Lincoln High
• Roster: Damien Austin, Kearney; Dylan Bohlke, Norris; Easton Edmond, Reid Williams, Lincoln Southwest; Noah Housh, Lincoln North Star; Nate Kuhl, Johnson County; Jake Nannen, Lincoln Southeast; Clayton Shepard, Lincoln East; Matt Thomas, Elkhorn South
• Schedule: Dakota Schoolers Spring Jam (0-4), River City HoopsFest (July 6 to 8), Mullen’s High Profile (St. Louis, July 13 to 15), Pump-n-Run/Best Buy (Minneapolis, July 20 to 22), Fab 48 (Las Vegas, July 26 to 29)
• Who’s hot: Thomas, a 5-11 guard, started getting looks after averaging more than 20 points at the Dakota tournament.
• Noteworthy: Although they went 0-4 in opener, they showed balance in Dakota tournament.
• Coaches’ comment: “Several guards, so looking to push the ball up the floor. Smart ball players. Need to play more together, which Anderson expects as the season progresses.”

Cornhusker Shooting Stars Red under 17
• Coach: Ryan Reeder
• Roster: Jackson Schumacker, Jarren Zimmerman, Malcolm; Jake States, Raymond Central; Brandon Janssen, Adam Jorgensen, Waverly; Gunnar Peterson, Mason Perry, Lincoln Southwest; Malcolm Lancaster, Lincoln Pius X; Clayton Stoppkotte, Shelton; Logan Dorn, Norris
• Schedule: Mississippi River Classic (semifinals, 5-1), MAYB (Lincoln, June 22 to 24), Chicago Division I Elite Championship (July 12 to 15), Best Buy Double Pump and Run (Minneapolis, July 20 to 22), MAYB (Omaha, July 27 to 29)
• Who’s hot: Peterson is being looked at by several NAIA schools in the region. Coe College is interested in Schumacker.
• Noteworthy: Won pool but lost in semifinals by one point in the Mississippi River Shootout.
• Coach’s comment: “We have a very talented and hard-working group of young men. We have good size in the post and have players who can shoot the ball from the outside. We also have depth in every position coming off the bench, which leads to very competitive practices. The sky is the limit for this group if they believe in one another and are willing to play consistent, physical basketball.”

Nebraska Select 17 and under
• Coaches: Jason Ahrens, Monte Ritchie
• Roster: Luke Maass, Omaha Skutt; Ryan Tegtmeier, Bruning-Davenport-Shickley; Justin Damme, Johnson County; Mitch Hinrichs, Sandy Creek; Nate Rogers, Sky Aldrich, South Sioux City; Chandler Folkerts, Milford; Aaron Walker, Lincoln Southeast; Lane Barnhill, Falls City Sacred Heart; Connor Ketter, Norfolk Catholic
• Schedule: Dakota Schoolers Spring Jam (second, 4-1), Best Buy Spring Classic (3-2), Mr. Basketball (Kearney, July 5 to 8), Best Buy Summer Classic (Minneapolis, July 19 to 22), Metro Sports/Powerade (Kansas City, July 25 to 28)
• Who’s hot: Several players drew interest from area coaches at the Dakota and Spring Classic tournaments.
• Noteworthy: Finished second in Sioux Falls and had a final four finish at the Spring Classic.
• Coaches’ comment: “Nice height with 6-7 Folkerts and 6-9 Damme. Rogers is 6-4 and Ketter is 6-5 and both are very athletic. Team has one of better point guards in the state in all-stater Tegtmeier. Fundamentally sound and play together well.”

Runza Going Vertical
• Coach: Bob Braithwait, Arapahoe; Brad Braithwait
• Roster: Alex Liess, David Squiers, Kearney Catholic; Gage Schutz, Isaac Watson, Arapahoe; Joe Rettele, Dundy County-Stratton; Sean Keenan, North Platte St. Patrick’s; Lucas Gleisberg, Medicine Valley; Riley Rice, Mullen; Sid Teichmeier, Ravenna; Logan Koehler, Gothenburg
• Schedule: Mr. Basketball Dakota Showcase (Sioux Falls, June 28 to 30), Mr. Basketball Invitational (Kearney, July 5 to 8)
• Who’s hot: Rettele, a 6-6 post player, should get some looks as will Koehler, a 6-6 forward.
• Coaches’ comment: “Team will try to get up and down the floor, which players enjoy. Big kids can bang inside. Will press and trap to make it a full-court game.”

OSA Crusaders 17s Regional I
• Coach: Doug Woodard, Bellevue West
• Roster: Tre Bush, Omaha Northwest; Evan Drake, Papillion-La Vista; Tyler Johnson, Isiah Martin, Papillion-La Vista South; Calisto Kamoro, Omaha Burke; Will Kathrein, Omaha Creighton Prep; Chris Martin, Bellevue West; Grant May, Glenwood; David Palmtag, Nebraska City; Camden Persigehl, Platteview
• Schedule: Kings of Court Classic (1-3), IM B-ball Spring Showcase (2-2), Jawhawks Invitational (2-2), River City HoopsFest (Omaha, July 6 to 8), IM B-Ball Summer Showcase (Ames, Iowa, July 11 to 13), Metro Sports KC Invite (Kansas City, July 18 to 21), Dakota Summer Slam (Sioux Falls, S.D., July 27 to 29)
• Noteworthy: Won the consolation bracket at the Spring Showcase.
• Coach’s comment: “Lots of good shooters; when shooting the ball well this team can compete with a lot of people. Team has worked hard and shown improvement so far this spring, looking forward to seeing continued improvement in July.”

OSA Crusaders 17s Regional Stars
• Coach: Cory Curran
• Roster: Fred Baskins, Deion Wells-Ross, Omaha Benson; Seth Curran, Aaron Falke, Omaha Burke; Joe Grobeck, Ben Holstein, Millard North; Lyle Hexum, Buay Tuach, Omaha South; John Swift, Papillion-La Vista South; Moe Niang, Lucas Smith, Bellevue East. Swift has transferred from Omaha Westside to Papio South.
• Schedule: Kings of Court Classic (1-3), IM Bball Spring Showcase (2-2), Jawhawks Invitational (0-4), River City HoopsFest (Omaha, July 6 to 8), IM B-Ball Summer Showcase (Ames, Iowa, July 11 to 13), Metro Sports KC Invite (Kansas City, July 18 to 21)
• Who’s hot: Hexum, a 6-8 post player, is versatile and is starting to hear from area Division I and II schools.
• Coach’s comment: “Athletic team with a lot of potential. Looking to continue to improve as a team and play our best during the July tournament season.”

Nebraska Bison White 16 and under
• Coaches: Jimmy Motz, Central City; Jim McLaughlin, Freeman
• Roster: Kody Benson, Sterling; Andrew Callaghan, North Platte; Jarek Coles, Millard South; Tyler Danielson, York; James Dumas, Millard South; Luke Gifford, Lincoln Southeast; Mitch Hahn, Fremont; Connor Loos, Wahoo; Connor Musiel, Lincoln North Star; Blaine Rohlk, Norfolk
• Schedule: Dakota Schoolers Spring Jam (3-1), River City HoopsFest (July 6 to 8), Mullen’s High Profile (St. Louis, July 13 to 15), Pump-n-Run/Best Buy (Minneapolis, July 20 to 22), Hoop Classic (Kansas City, July 26 to 29).
• Noteworthy: Won their pool at Dakota Schoolers, going 3-1.
• Coaches’ comment: “We have 10 good players who can come in at any point and make something happen. Good point guard in Coles, versatile 3 and 4s who can play inside and outside. Musiel played well in Dakota and Dumas brings some versatility in his athleticism on the perimeter and his ability to defend. We’ll try to play up and down the floor and put pressure on teams with our depth.”

OSA Crusaders 16s National
• Coach: Dan Archie
• Roster: TreShawn Thurman, Omaha Central; Thik Bol, Tyree Peter, Byron Snoddy, Khyri Thomas, Omaha Benson; Pat Broderick, Omaha Creighton Prep; Tyler Hall, Omaha South; Christian Hatterle, Bellevue West; Michael Herrmann, Papillion-La Vista South; Rashad McCoy, Omaha Burke.
• Schedule: Dakota Spring Jam (first place, 4-1), Kings of Court Classic (second, 5-1), IM B-ball Spring Showcase in Minneapolis (2-2), River City HoopsFest (Omaha, July 6 to 8), IM B-ball Summer Showcase (Ames, Iowa, July 11 to 13), Mullen’s High Profile Showcase (St. Louis, July 13 to 15), USA Bluegrass Classic (Louisville, Ky., July 18 to 22), KC Prep Invitational (Kansas City, July 25 to 28)
• Who’s hot: Thomas and Thurman are drawing significant Division I interest.
• Noteworthy: Won the championship at the Dakota Spring Jam and finished as runner-up in Kings of Court Classic.
• Coach’s comment: “Aggressive, hard-nosed defense will be the staple. Several players will have the opportunity to play at the college level.”

Cornhusker Shooting Stars, Blue under 16
• Coach: Jackson Krejci, Exeter-Milligan
• Roster: Jason Shultis, Centura; Nathan Duff, Lincoln Southwest; Chase Grizzle, Pawnee City; Derek Veerhusen, Freeman; Aaron Miller, Nebraska City Lourdes; Micah Dworak, Lincoln Christian; Tyler Webster, Malcolm; AJ Flodman, Norris; Logan Clonce, Centennial; Trey Trauernicht, Sterling; Josh Nunnally, Waverly
• Schedule: Mississippi River Classic (1-2), MAYB (Lincoln June 22 to 24), Chicago Division I Elite Championship (July 12 to 15), Double Pump and Run (Minneapolis, July 20 to 22), MAYB (Omaha, July 27 to 29)
• Noteworthy: Finished 1-2 in a highly competitive 16-under division at its season-opening event.
• Coach’s comment: “More guard-oriented and they are very quick. Although not as much height as in years past, our posts work hard on the block and do an excellent job of positioning themselves on offense. Goal is to improve each tournament and outwork our opponents.”

Cornhusker Shooting Stars White under 16
• Coach: Bill Krejci
• Roster: Conner Raatz, Javad Fatemi, Conner Works, Lincoln Southwest; Noah Thornton, Bedford, Iowa; Nic Werner, Minden; Adam Olson, Lincoln Pius X; Noah Vasa, Nebraska City Lourdes; Dalton McGerr, Lincoln Christian; Weston Spalding, Fremont; Collin Heath, Weeping Water; Ted Berke, Lexington
• Schedule: Mississippi River Classic (1-3), MAYB (Lincoln, June 22 to 24), Chicago Division I Elite Championship (July 12 to 15,) Double Pump and Run (Minneapolis, July 20 to 22), MAYB (Omaha, July 27 to 29)
• Coach’s comment: “We are young; eight of the 11 players are freshmen and will be playing in the sophomore division all summer. We have seven players who have been with the program more than three years. Good mix of players for each position. Team speed and good shooters will be some of our strengths.”

OSA Crusaders 16s Regional I
• Coach: Donnie Johnson, Omaha Benson; Jim Buswell
• Roster: Danny Barfield, Omaha Benson; Jody Bryant, Omaha Roncalli; Maurice Buckley, Omaha Central; Stratton Discoe, Columbus Scotus; Mike Kiger, Omaha Westside; Brayden Knapp, Bellevue West; John Wehling, J.J. Zumbrennen, Elkhorn South
• Schedule: Omaha MAYB tournament (first), Kings of Court Classic (1-3), Jayhawk Invitational (1-3), River City HoopsFest (Omaha, July 6 to 8), IM B-Ball Summer Showcase (Ames, Iowa, July 11 to 13), Metro Sports KC Invite (Kansas City, July 18 to 21), July 27 to 29, TBA
• Noteworthy: Team went undefeated and won the Omaha MAYB tournament
• Coaches’ comment: “Have been in a lot of close games. Hoping more experience playing together gets us over the hump. Lots of talented players who are starting to show progress and playing well together.”

Nebraska Select 16 and under
• Coaches: Doug Goltz, Falls City Sacred Heart, Drew Danielson
• Roster: Taylor Reedy, Norfolk; Matt Goltz, Chaz Dunn, Falls City Sacred Heart; Creighton Buhr, Doniphan-Trumbull; Nate Tederman, Lincoln North Star; Adam Moon, O’Neill St. Mary’s; Logan Power, Lincoln Christian; Dylan Borer, Norfolk Catholic; Jordan Slough, Doniphan-Trumbull; Mitch Kassmeier, Schuyler; Lane Rohrich, Pierce
• Schedule: Spring Classic (semifinals, 4-2), Mr. Basketball (Kearney, July 5 to 8), IM B-ball Summer Bash (Ames, Iowa, July 11 to 13), Summer Classic (Minneapolis, July 19 to 22), Metro Sports/Powerade (Kansas City, July 25 to 28)
• Who’s hot: Several players drew interest from area college coaches at the Spring Classic.
• Noteworthy: Finished in the Spring Classic top four at Minneapolis.
• Coaches’ comment: “With the addition of Moon, who is 6-7, the team got some much needed height. Borer, Rohrich and Dunn provide some good outside shooters. Power has a very solid inside game and Tederman is one of the best on-the-ball defenders.”

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