COLORADO FALL SHOOTOUT

SESSION II EVENT SUMMARY

Most Outstanding Player:

Kyle Behrens (6’4” Mountain Vista 2007)

 

Top Senior (2007): Kyle Behrens (6’4” Mountain Vista)

Top Junior (2008): Cory Parker (6’6” Aspen)

Top Sophomore (2009): Pierce Hornung (6’3” Ralston Valley)

Top Freshmen (2010): Daniel Estes (5’11” Laramie, WY)

 

ALL EVENT TEAM

 

NAME

HT

HIGH SCHOOL

CL

Kyle Behrens-MOP

6'4"

Mountain Vista

2007

Sean Cunningham

6'2"

Aurora Central

2007

Marshall Kelly

6'3"

Laramie, WY

2007

Trevor Lyons

6'3"

Boulder

2007

Kit Hensel

6’3”

Brighton

2007

Ernest Niteza

5'11"

Grandview

2007

Tyler O'Connor

5'10"

Aurora Central

2007

David McCullough

6'0"

Thomas Jefferson

2007

Cory Parker

6'6"

Aspen

2008

Cody Mivshek

6'1"

Fossil Ridge

2008

Levi Harris

6'1"

Coronado

2008

Jeremiah Waters

6'2"

Arvada West

2008

Nick Gill

6'0"

Faith Christian

2008

Pierce Hornung

6'3"

Ralston Valley

2009

Daniel Estes

5'11"

Laramie, WY

2010

Christian Thomas

6'3"

Regis

2010

 

CLASS OF 2007

Kyle Behrens (6’4” Mountain Vista) was named Most Outstanding Player and Top Senior in the event. Behrens was amazing all day long on both ends of the floor. There is a good chance he lead the event is rebounding and assists, as well as scoring. Behrens was typically aggressive going to the rim in the event and he also demonstrated his ability to hit open shots and find open teammates. He has a chance to be a low level Division I player with a strong senior year.

 

Sean Cunningham (6’2” Aurora Central) made a strong bid to take home MOP honors as well. He was scoring well in the event, especially going to the rim and he was active on defense as well. Cunningham is one of the most underrated players in the state and has a good chance to earn a Division I scholarship in the spring with a good senior season.

 

Kit Hensel (6’3” Brighton) had a great day as well. Fresh off his commitment to Fort Lewis, Hensel demonstrated his much improved ability to get to the rim and score in traffic. He has always been one of the best shooters in the state and has been working hard to develop a more well rounded game offensively. The MOP’s from Session I, Trevor Lyons (6’3” Boulder) and Marshall Kelly (6’3” Laramie, WY) were also solid again. Both players are very aggressive offensively and could be solid Division II prospects if they have good seasons this year.

 

For the second week in a row, Ernest Nietza (5’11” Grandview) made the All Event Team, proving his outstanding performance in Session I wasn’t a fluke. He will be a very solid contributor for Grandview this season on both ends of the floor. Two of the most improved players in the state are Tyler O’Connor (5’10” Aurora Central) and David McCullough (6’0” Thomas Jefferson). Both players made some spectacular plays in the event and certainly earned their selections to the All Event Team. McCullough is a wonderful shooter and O’Connor is a defensive specialist who attacks the rim very well. Both players have the potential to play college basketball.

 

Other Seniors who played well but did not make the All Event Team were: Matt Crespin (6’5” Northridge), Tony Anderson (6’3” Dakota Ridge) and Brian Sackel (6’5” Elizabeth). Sackel made the All Event in Session I and is a solid college prospect. He should have a very big senior season.

 

CLASS OF 2008

The Class of 2008 made a very strong showing at the event. Cory Parker (6’6” Aspen) was named the Top Junior, but he had strong competition from Cody Mivshek (6’1” Fossil Ridge) and Levi Harris (6’1” Coronado). Parker was tough all day long on both ends of the floor. He is one of the most versatile offensive players in the state, as he can score inside and outside with ease. He gets to the rim well and shoots the three equally well and has obviously been working on is mid range shot as well. Parker has a chance to be a low level Division I player.

 

Mivshek burst onto the scene with a very strong performance in the event. Due to where he plays, he was virtually unknown despite being named All Conference last year. He is very versatile offensively and active on defense and should climb up the rankings very soon. Harris also made a nice showing and had improved his ability to get to the rim. He will be one of the leading scorers in Colorado Springs this season.

 

Jeremiah Waters (6’2” Arvada West) and Nick Gill (6’0” Faith Christian) also had nice showings in the event. Waters is one of the best shooters in the state and was getting to the rim well in the event as well. Gill was finishing well going to the rim and running his teams offense well. Both players should have good seasons and ate very solid Division II prospects.

 

Other juniors who played well, but didn’t make the All Event Team were: Terrance Dent (6’1” Mullen) and Castin Mabin (6’4” Aurora Central). Dent is a big time prospect and would have easily made the All Event Team but he was unable to play the whole day. Mabin is incredibly active, especially on the glass and will be a wonderful role player for Aurora Central this season.

 

CLASS OF 2009

The Class of 2009 was lead by Pierce Hornung (6’3” Ralston Valley). He was the only sophomore to be named to the All Event Team. Hornung was incredibly active all day long on the offensive glass, creating countless second chance opportunities for himself and his teammates. He could be a very nice prospect with a little skill development.

 

Other sophomores who played well, but didn’t make the All Event Team were: D.J. Dickson (6’5” Sierra), Brian Holland (6’2” Littleton) and Micah Edwards (6’6” Doherty). Dickson has as much potential as any player in the entire state and has the potential to be a High Major Division I player.

 

CLASS OF 2010

After a very strong performance in Session I, Daniel Estes (5’11” Laramie, WY) was even better in Session II and named Top Freshmen. He is very fun to watch and grows on you every time you see him play. He is very heady and smart with the ball and plays like a pure point guard. He is also a very good shooter and gets to the rim well. Christian Thomas (6’3” Regis) was also named to the All Event Team following his outstanding performance in the Rocky Mountain Fall Showcase. He has a lot of growing left and could be a good sized small forward prospect in the years to come.

 

Other freshmen who played well, but didn’t make the All Event Team were: Joseph Abrams (5’9” Aurora Central), Nick Tomsick (6’0” Broomfield) and Kelby Wilkison (5’11” Laramie, WY). Abrams could be the next big time player from Aurora Central and will be more than capable of filling some big shoes next year.

 

LEADING SCORERS

 

NAME

HT

HIGH SCHOOL

CL

AVG

Kyle Behrens

6'4"

Mountain Vista

2007

13.2

Sean Cunningham

6'2"

Aurora Central

2007

13.2

Marshall Kelly

6'3"

Laramie, WY

2007

11.2

Terrance Dent

6'1"

Mullen

2008

11.0

Kit Hensel

6’3”

Brighton

2007

10.3

Cory Parker

6'6"

Aspen

2008

10.3

Trevor Lyons

6'3"

Boulder

2007

10.2

Levi Harris

6'1"

Coronado

2008

10.2

Jeremiah Waters

6'2"

Arvada West

2008

10.0

David McCullough

6'0"

Thomas Jefferson

2007

10.0

Cody Mivshek

6'1"

Fossil Ridge

2008

10.0