Summer hoops is officially over and several Nebraska high school boys basketball players had a productive AAU season.
World-Herald prep recruiting specialist Mike Sautter highlights some of the prospects that emerged after strong showings throughout the summer.
Max Murrell, F, Millard North: Murrell's unique blend of skill and athleticism helped him explode into a national recruit this summer. Murrell's power conference offer list includes Creighton, Stanford, Nebraska, Kansas State, Iowa, Virginia Tech, Northwestern and Wisconsin. Prior to June, his offers were from UC Santa Barbara, UC Davis and UC San Diego.
Latrell Wrightsell Jr., G, Omaha Central: Wrightsell Jr. came into the summer with no scholarship offers. He left with four Division I offers with interest from other schools. Last weekend Wrightsell Jr. attended Vanderbilt's elite camp and is planning on a potential visit to Boston College.
Justin Bubak, F, Lincoln Christian: Throughout his high school career, Bubak has shown he is a good athlete and can get to the basket almost at will. During the spring and summer, Bubak also showed a consistent jump shot. Bubak is on the radar of some Division I programs and has offers from Missouri Southern State, Missouri Western, UNK, Wayne State, Fort Hays State, Pittsburgh State, Sioux Falls, Colorado Christian.
John Shanklin, F, Bellevue West: Shanklin missed most of June due to a wrist injury. He bounced back nicely in July and earned three scholarship offers from Division II schools. Black Hills State was the first to offer, followed by Missouri Western State and Concordia St. Paul. Shanklin has developed into a stretch four with a 3-point shot that defenses need to respect.
Spencer Schomers, F, Creighton Prep: Schomers entered the summer without a scholarship offer. He ended with two Division II offers (UNK, Missouri Southern State) and one NAIA offer from Morningside. Schomers' length, athleticism and 3-point shooting showed throughout the summer.
Bellevue West's Chucky Hepburn and Millard North's Hunter Sallis are the standouts in the class, with each holding a handful of offers from power conference schools, including Nebraska and Creighton. Plenty of others in the class made a name for themselves this summer.
Greg Brown, G, Omaha Burke: Brown has matured on and off the court. His offensive game is almost unmatched. Brown is a crafty scorer around the rim and can connect on deep 3-pointers as well as hit contested shots from the elbow.
Denim Johnson, G/F, Omaha Benson: Johnson brings toughness and athleticism every game. Although he is undersized in the post, he can rebound effectively due to his ability to get off the floor quickly. As his guard skills develop he will likely receive more recruiting attention.
Tyler Sandoval, F, Millard North: Sandoval had a breakout summer, showcasing his developing skillset and his length around the basket.
Brady Timm, G, Yutan: Timm is the quintessential point guard: from scoring to rebounding well for his position to getting teammates involved on offense. Defensively he works hard and communicates with teammates.
Faisun Germany G, Omaha Central: Germany is one of the better rebounders in the class. His all-around game has gotten better as well. Germany can get to the basket and score, if he misses at the rim he usually collects his own rebound for a put back.
Photos: Division I basketball and football recruits in Nebraska for the 2020 class
These are the basketball and football players from Nebraska in the 2020 class who have at least one Division I scholarship offer. Did we miss anyone? Let us know by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org