Erb had a terrific July for the Omaha Supreme U16 Hanke team. During The Summer Showcase in Ames, IA, Erb was given the team MVP for the weekend. A ton of hustle and toughness is what Erb brings to the court. She attacks the basket with strong finishing moves and is an in-your-face defender who applies full court pressure. Her motor is most impressive, never giving up on plays and chasing down loose balls. On a young and loaded Mustang team, Erb’s toughness and lead by example hustle should put her in an important role this winter.
Moore is an aggressive guard who knows how to apply pressure on both ends of the court. On the offensive end, she attacks the rim creating high percentage shots for her and her teammates. She has the ability to get open and knock down shots from deep with her constant movement without the ball. Defensively, she has quick hands and create turnovers with pressure. Moore, for her size, is a sneaky good defensive rebounder with her scrappy mentality. I am on record saying that Moore could be a top tier scorer in the Metro and this summer only strengthened that case.
Gerhard plays on a talented U17 team which should make her game even better come winter. A solid on ball defender, Gerhard makes a living creating turnovers and getting out on fast breaks for high percentage shots. Without the ball, Gerhard does a fantastic job of settling in open space and knocking down threes with some consistency. Gerhard had multiple games as one of the top scorers for the team and provided them a spark when on the floor. Look for Gerhard to put an exclamation point on her senior year.
Another solid player on their U17 team, Hanke has good length and shooting range. Her length allows her to be effective in the paint on defense and on cuts to get easy buckets. Her athleticism allows her to move more like a guard, where she is able to bring the ball up the court, slip through screens and find open shots. Hanke has solid range, shooting with efficiency from distance with no fear to take any shot on the court. Elkhorn North is still loaded and Hanke will have a key role in another repeat.
Hustle and toughness are a common theme on these Omaha Supreme teams and Patterson is no exception. Her ability to get up and down the court quickly leads to good opportunities at the basket and she has an effective jump shot. Scrappy on both sides of the ball, Patterson id not afraid to get in the painted area to hustle for rebounds or challenge shots. I am expecting Patterson to make a big leap this year after her summer, which included a team MVP at The Battle of the Best weekend in July.