FRESHMEN GAME

ROSTERS

 

FRESHMEN BLACK       FRESHMEN WHITE    
1 Ryan Arnold 5'9" ThunderRidge   1 Jalen Little 5'10" Palmer
2 Michael Hagan-Daniel 5'10" Jefferson Academy   2 Austin Smith 5'11" Cherry Creek
3 Tanner Samson 6'1" Mullen   3 Adriel Brown 5'7" Mullen
4 Scottie Hatcher 5'6" Cherokee Trail   4 Nate Engesser 6'0" Colo Spgs Christian
5 Charles Smith 5'8" Thomas Jefferson   5 Brandon Castro 6'0" Pueblo South
6 Trey Boykin 6'0" Rangeview   6 Jordan Hunter 6'0" Montbello
7 D'Ondre Young 6'3" Thomas Jefferson   9 Brandon Bane 6'2" Silver Creek
8 Shane Callahan 6'5" Chaparral   10 Matt Rattiner 6'2" Cherry Creek
9 Connor Cassidy 6'1" Cheyenne Mountain   11 Chad Ervine 6'2" Arapahoe
10 Kai Belveal 6'0" Cheyenne Mountain   12 Shane Jensen 6'5" Valor Christian
11 Cory Calvert 6'1" Chaparral   COACH Jason Wilkins   Cherry Creek
12 Nathan Brewer 6'3" Thomas Jefferson          
COACH Michael Puccio   Standley Lake          

 

GAME SUMMARY

 

This game started slowly with both teams feeling each other out. The White team started to pull away in the second quarter behind strong play from Shane Jensen, Nate Engesser and Jalen Little and eventually took a 14 point lead, only to see the Black team make a furious rally before halftime to get within five points. The second half was even with both teams trading baskets and the score was eventually tied halfway through the fourth quarter. The White team eventually pulled away late behind strong play from Little and won the game 95-81.

 

Shane Jensen (6’5” CF Valor Christian) was named Most Outstanding Player of the game. He finished with 24 points and 14 rebounds while shooting 9-12 from the field. Nate Engesser (6’2” SG Colorado Springs Christian) and Jalen Little (5’8” PG Palmer) made strong cases to be named MOP as well. Engesser finished with 20 points and 5 rebounds and made some huge shots in the second half. Little finished with 13 points, 7 assists, 5 rebounds and 4 steals and essentially guided his team to victory late in the game.

 

TOP PERFORMERS

 

Shane Jensen (6’5” CF Valor Christian) was the Most Outstanding Player of the game and finished with game highs 24 points and 14 rebounds. He is a great looking prospect who can score well around the rim and hit the open jump shot from various ranges. He should continue to grow and has a chance to be a very nice college prospect if he continues to develop and add some weight.

 

Nate Engesser (6’2” SG Colorado Springs Christian) had his coming out party in the event. He has great length for his position and is very fundamentally sound. He handles the ball very well and has great mechanics on his jump shot. With continued development and growth, he could turn into an elite guard prospect in the next few years. He finished the game with 20 points and 5 rebounds.

 

Jalen Little (5’8” PG Palmer) finished the game with 13 points, 7 assists, 5 rebounds and 4 steals. He is one of the best ball handlers at his age that this state has seen in a long time. He seems to have the ball on a yo-yo and always makes good decisions and gets his teammates involved. He has a sturdy frame and solid mechanics on his shot.

 

Matt Rattiner (6’2” SF Cherry Creek) demonstrated multiple facets of his game in the event. He is a very versatile player with a great motor. He gets to the rim well and also can keep defenders honest with his jump shot. He finished the game with 12 points and 10 rebounds on only five field goal attempts.

 

Tanner Samson (6’1” SG Mullen) is already one of the best shooters in the state but did a nice job demonstrating the other aspects of his game in the event. He hit some big threes in the second half and also rebounded, handled and passed the ball well. He finished with 14 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists.

 

Trey Boykin (6’2” SG Rangeview) is a nice looking prospect with great athleticism and a ton of upside. He has good length for his position and should continue to grow in the next few years. He handles the ball well and has a nice stroke from various ranges. He finished with 12 points and 11 rebounds.

 

Shane Callahan (6’5” P Chaparral) didn’t score a ton of points but dominated the paint at times during the game. He has a very thick frame and good footwork around the rim. He rebounds and blocks shots well and finishes inside when he gets the chance. He also looks to have a lot of growth potential and finished the game with 8 points and 10 rebounds.

 

BOX SCORE

 

TEAM 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH FINAL
FRESHMEN BLACK 16 19 27 19 81
FRESHMEN WHITE 20 20 26 29 95

 

FRESHMEN BLACK                    
# NAME FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM PTS REB ASS BL ST
3 Tanner Samson 5 14 1 1 3 14 7 3 1 2
6 Trey Boykin 5 24 2 4 0 12 11 2 1 2
4 Scottie Hatcher 2 8 3 4 2 9 2 2 0 3
7 D'Ondre Young 4 10 0 2 1 9 4 2 1 1
8 Shane Callahan 4 9 0 2 0 8 10 0 0 0
11 Cory Calvert 3 8 1 8 1 8 8 2 0 2
2 Michael Hagan-Daniel 3 9 0 0 0 6 2 0 1 2
5 Charles Smith 2 7 0 0 1 5 0 0 0 3
12 Nathan Brewer 1 4 2 5 0 5 7 1 1 4
1 Ryan Arnold 1 3 0 0 1 3 1 1 0 2
9 Connor Cassidy 1 3 0 2 0 2 1 0 0 2
10 Kai Belveal 0 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
  TEAM 31 103 10 18 9 81 54 14 5 23

 

FRESHMEN WHITE                    
# NAME FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM PTS REB ASS BL ST
12 Shane Jensen 9 12 6 6 0 24 14 2 2 1
4 Nate Engesser 7 13 3 5 3 20 5 1 0 1
1 Jalen Little 3 8 7 8 0 13 5 7 1 4
10 Matt Rattiner 4 5 3 5 1 12 10 0 0 2
11 Chad Ervine 5 10 0 1 1 11 2 1 1 0
6 Jordan Hunter 3 10 2 2 0 8 5 2 1 0
9 Brandon Bane 1 4 0 0 1 3 3 1 1 1
2 Austin Smith 1 4 0 0 0 2 1 2 0 2
3 Adriel Brown 1 5 0 1 0 2 4 2 0 2
5 Brandon Castro 0 5 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1
  TEAM 34 76 21 28 6 95 51 19 6 14

 

 

 

MOST OUTSTANDING PLAYER

Shane Jensen