Posted On: 03/14/20 11:13 AM

For teams to excel at the highest levels, they need a balance between outstanding guard play and outstanding front court play.  Although the game of basketball continues to change and evolve, you need frontcourt players compliment the emphasis on perimeter play, whether that is by taking it away or by making the other team pay for playing too small.  Here are some players that I saw at the 2020 Nebraska State Tournament that will be outstanding prospects and/or contributors to their team making a run back to Lincoln in the spring of 2021.

Karly Sylvester (6’0", Sidney): Sylvester played an outstanding game for the Raiders in their heartbreaking first round loss to Grand Island Northwest.  Not an explosive athlete, Sylvester is crafty and finishes well.  She fits well into the "Unicorn" category, the hardest of basketball players to defend; she can take bigs outside and beat them off the bounce or with the perimieter shot, but if you put a smaller player on her, she will take them down to the block and score around the basket.  If Sylvester works on her athleticism, she has a chance to be a very nice NAIA prospect next season.

Lacey Sprakel (5’9", Crofton): Sprakel is

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