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May 21, 2014

Iowa's Top 50 Basketball Players in 2015

In anticipation of our updated rankings for the Class of 2015, Iowa Preps has released our top players, 1-50, FREE now!  Enjoy and keep an eye on our updating rankings following the first half of the AAU season to be released shortly!

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Top 150 Basketball Players in 2015 - 1-50
IowaPreps.com | Completed on 3/1/2014

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#1 Brady Ernst
Clinton

Position: Center
IowaPreps.com Star Rating:
Previous Ranking: #1
Height: 6-foot-8
AAU Team: Iowa Barnstormers
Offers: Northern Iowa, Drake, Lehigh, More
More: Ernst is a powerful forward who averaged a double-double despite seeing so much attention from opponents.
#2 Luke McDonnell
Dubuque Senior

Position: Center
IowaPreps.com Star Rating:
Previous Ranking: #2
Height: 6-foot-9
AAU Team: Iowa Barnstormers
Offers: Northern Iowa (Committed), Drake
More: McDonnell's hard work paid off as a junior while excelling for one of the best teams at the Class 4A level.
#3 Daniel Tillo
Sioux City North

Position: Wing Forward
IowaPreps.com Star Rating:
Previous Ranking: #3
Height: 6-foot-5
AAU Team: All Iowa Attack
Offers: San Jose State, Northern Colorado
More: Tillo continued to dominate 4A foes and was a major reason why North finished among the final four at State.
#4 Michael Jacobson
Waukee

Position: Power Forward
IowaPreps.com Star Rating:
Previous Ranking: #7
Height: 6-foot-7
AAU Team: All Iowa Attack
Offers: Northern Iowa, Drake, Northern Colorado
More: Jacobson led the Warriors in scoring and has the size and scoring ability to dominate against CIML opponents. 
#5 Spencer Haldeman
Western Dubuque

Position: Point Guard
IowaPreps.com Star Rating:
Previous Ranking: #9
Height: 6-foot-1
AAU Team: Iowa Barnstormers
Offers: Northern Colorado, UNI, Drake, SDSU, More
More: Haldeman's hard work paid off as he scored 24 a night and has really seen his Division I offer list pick up.
#6 Cortez Seales
North Scott

Position: Wing Guard
IowaPreps.com Star Rating:
Previous Ranking: #4
Height: 6-foot-4
AAU Team: Iowa Barnstormers
Offers: Northern Iowa
More: Seales dominated as a junior while proving to be one of the toughest matchups in the MAC with his size and skill.
#7 Marlon Stewart
North Scott

Position: Point Guard
IowaPreps.com Star Rating:
Previous Ranking: #5
Height: 6-foot-1
AAU Team: Team Rose
Offers: Northern Illinois, Chicago State
More: Stewart was an additional threat on a talented group at North Scott that was among the best in 4A all season.
#8 Jay Schon
Ankeny Centennial

Position: Power Forward
IowaPreps.com Star Rating:
Previous Ranking: #6
Height: 6-foot-7
AAU Team: N/A
Offers: N/A
More: Schon is a versatile forward who hit 63% of his shots while making the move to the new school at Centennial.
#9 Ethan Steinbronn
West Central

Position: Center
IowaPreps.com Star Rating:
Previous Ranking: #12
Height: 6-foot-10
AAU Team: Iowa Barnstormers
Offers: N/A
More: 23 points, 12 rebounds, and nearly seven blocks a night are what have set Steinbronn apart from his peers.
#10 Josh Carter
Dubuque Wahlert

Position: Wing Forward
IowaPreps.com Star Rating:
Previous Ranking: Not Rated
Height: 6-foot-5
AAU Team: N/A
Offers: N/A
More: Carter was fantastic for Wahlert as he dominated while averaging 15 points a game for the eventual 3A champs.
#11 David Dileo
Iowa City West

Position: Wing Forward
IowaPreps.com Star Rating:
Previous Ranking: #21
Height: 6-foot-6
AAU Team: All Iowa Attack
Offers: N/A
More: It will be DiLeo's team in 2015 as he poured in 12 points a game for a West team that was the best in 4A again.
#12 Jake Velky
Waverly-Shell Rock

Position: Wing Guard
IowaPreps.com Star Rating:
Previous Ranking: #10
Height: 6-foot-1
AAU Team: N/A
Offers: N/A
More: Velky is a winner who helped will the Go Hawks back to yet another Class 3A final four finish during the winter.
#13 Miles Wentzien
Fort Madison

Position: Point Guard
IowaPreps.com Star Rating:
Previous Ranking: #17
Height: 6-foot-1
AAU Team: Iowa Barnstormers
Offers: N/A
More: Wentizen dominated his conference by scoring 21 a night and could easily be one of Iowa's top scorers in 2015.
#14 Jonny Dahl
Keokuk

Position: Point Guard
IowaPreps.com Star Rating:
Previous Ranking: #15
Height: 6-foot-2
AAU Team: Iowa Barnstormers
Offers: N/A
More: Dahl has really expanded his game as he hit 49% of his three pointers and was capable of a triple-double any night.
#15 Blake Simons
Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn

Position: Power Forward
IowaPreps.com Star Rating:
Previous Ranking: #35
Height: 6-foot-6
AAU Team: N/A
Offers: N/A
More: Simons really has done it all on the court as he averaged 20 points and 13 rebounds during a huge season.
#16 Adam McDermott
Cedar Rapids Xavier

Position: Point Guard
IowaPreps.com Star Rating:
Previous Ranking: Not Rated
Height: 6-foot-3
AAU Team: N/A
Offers: N/A
More: McDermott showed his versatility by leading the Saints in scoring, rebounding, assists, and steals as a junior. 
#17 Erich Erdman
Forest City

Position: Point Guard
IowaPreps.com Star Rating:
Previous Ranking: #11
Height: 6-foot
AAU Team: Iowa Prep
Offers: N/A
More: Erdman is a cold blooded scorer who dropped 26 points a night for a Forest City team that needed him to dominate.
#18 Chris King
Des Moines Hoover

Position: Wing Guard
IowaPreps.com Star Rating:
Previous Ranking: #16
Height: 6-foot
AAU Team: Kingdom Hoops
Offers: N/A
More: King and Hoover put up some big offensive numbers and he was at the forefront of that scoring nearly 20 a game.
#19 Anthony Nelson
Waukee

Position: Wing Forward
IowaPreps.com Star Rating:
Previous Ranking: #27
Height: 6-foot-7
AAU Team: Martin Bros.
Offers: South Dakota (Football)
More: Football may be his future but Nelson is leaving his options open and looking forward to a busy AAU circuit.
#20 Lincoln Conrey
Waterloo West

Position: Power Forward
IowaPreps.com Star Rating:
Previous Ranking: Not Rated
Height: 6-foot-5
AAU Team: N/A
Offers: N/A
More: Conrey was a tough matchup with his size and he came on extremely strong for West throughout last winter.
#21 Jaxon Heinz
Humboldt

Position: Point Guard
IowaPreps.com Star Rating:
Previous Ranking: #33
Height: 5-foot-11
AAU Team: N/A
Offers: N/A
More: It was a special year overall for Heinz as he dominated individually while helping the Wildcats make a run to state.
#22 Isaac Naaktgeboren
Pella

Position: Wing Forward
IowaPreps.com Star Rating:
Previous Ranking: #20
Height: 6-foot-3
AAU Team: N/A
Offers: N/A
More: Naaktgeboren did the dirty work for Pella on the glass and nearly finished the year averaging 17 and 10 a night.
#23 Drew Cook
Iowa City Regina

Position: Wing Forward
IowaPreps.com Star Rating:
Previous Ranking: #34
Height: 6-foot-6
AAU Team: N/A
Offers: Iowa (Football/Committed)
More: Cook did some great things on the basketball court but his future is locked up as he recently decided on Iowa. 
#24 Jordan Johnson
Des Moines Roosevelt

Position: Point Guard
IowaPreps.com Star Rating:
Previous Ranking: #23
Height: 6-foot-1
AAU Team: N/A
Offers: N/A
More: Johnson ran the show for Roosevelt and helped this group reload in a hurry.  He shined with the ball in hands.
#25 Carter Burns
Ottumwa

Position: Power Forward
IowaPreps.com Star Rating:
Previous Ranking: #14
Height: 6-foot-4
AAU Team: Kingdom Hoops
Offers: N/A
More: Burns was solid as a junior but struggled with defenses focusing all of their attention on slowing this bigman down.
#26 Austin Rix
Dallas Center-Grimes

Position: Center
IowaPreps.com Star Rating:
Previous Ranking: #13
Height: 6-foot-7
AAU Team: N/A
Offers: N/A
More: Rix used his size to excel defensively but his senior campaign this winter will give him a chane to step up on O.
#27 Tyler Borchers
LeMars

Position: Center
IowaPreps.com Star Rating:
Previous Ranking: #38
Height: 6-foot-6
AAU Team: N/A
Offers: N/A
More: Borchers did it all on the blocks for LeMars as he led the club in scoring but did it while making 67% of his shots.
#28 Addison Ross
Carroll

Position: Wing Forward
IowaPreps.com Star Rating:
Previous Ranking: #18
Height: 6-foot-2
AAU Team: N/A
Offers: N/A
More: Ross's experience continued to pay off in 2014 as he contributed in a variety of ways for a talented group.
#29 Javan White
Ames

Position: Center
IowaPreps.com Star Rating:
Previous Ranking: Not Rated
Height: 6-foot-7
AAU Team: N/A
Offers: N/A
More: White excelled in the paint for the Little Cyclones and is excited to see his offensive opportunities grow in 2015.
#30 Nic Uhlir
Linn-Mar

Position: Wing Guard
IowaPreps.com Star Rating:
Previous Ranking: Not Rated
Height: 6-foot
AAU Team: N/A
Offers: N/A
More: Uhlir can light up the scoreboard in a hurry as he hit 42% of his shots from behind the arc during the winter.
#31 Byron Harp
Ankeny Centennial

Position: Point Guard
IowaPreps.com Star Rating:
Previous Ranking: #28
Height: 6-foot-1
AAU Team: All Iowa Attack
Offers: N/A
More: Harp made sure things went well for Centennial on the hardwood and excelled as one of the elite guards in the CIML.
#32 Alec Henrickson
Spirit Lake

Position: Wing Guard
IowaPreps.com Star Rating:
Previous Ranking: #43
Height: 6-foot-2
AAU Team: N/A
Offers: N/A
More: Hendrickson dropped 24 points a night on opponents while hitting a ridiculous 43% of his three point attempts.
#33 Mario Manuel
Des Moines Roosevelt

Position: Center
IowaPreps.com Star Rating:
Previous Ranking: #8
Height: 6-foot-6
AAU Team: N/A
Offers: N/A
More: Manuel missed time due to off the court issues but when focused he is one of the best bigs in the Class of 2015.
#34 Spencer Pauley
Denison-Schleswig

Position: Center
IowaPreps.com Star Rating:
Previous Ranking: Not Rated
Height: 6-foot-7
AAU Team: N/A
Offers: N/A
More: Five blocks and nearly ten boards a contest are what allowed Pauley to become a difference maker as a junior.
#35 Matt Baker
Albia

Position: Wing Guard
IowaPreps.com Star Rating:
Previous Ranking: #44
Height: 5-foot-8
AAU Team: N/A
Offers: N/A
More: Baker's work ethic showed as he poured in 24 points a game for a team that made a shocking run to Wells Fargo.
#36 Steven Kragt
Sioux Center

Position: Center
IowaPreps.com Star Rating:
Previous Ranking: #25
Height: 6-foot-7
AAU Team: N/A
Offers: N/A
More: Kragt remained one of Iowa's most efficient players with his strong shooting and excellent play as a junior.
#37 Brody Egger
Urbandale

Position: Wing Guard
IowaPreps.com Star Rating:
Previous Ranking: #56
Height: 6-foot-2
AAU Team: Kingdom Hoops
Offers: N/A
More: Egger continued to expand his game overall last winter and was a leader on a J-Hawk team that made a state push.
#38 Eli Cleveland
Carroll

Position: Point Guard
IowaPreps.com Star Rating:
Previous Ranking: #31
Height: 6-foot
AAU Team: N/A
Offers: N/A
More: Cleveland was a leader for the Tigers who consistently proved that he had the skills to take over games last winter.
#39 Roman Youngblut
Davenport Assumption

Position: Center
IowaPreps.com Star Rating:
Previous Ranking: Not Rated
Height: 6-foot-6
AAU Team: N/A
Offers: N/A
More: Youngblut used his size and skills in the paint to quickly become one of the best post players in the MAC.
#40 Collin Wolthuizen
Sheldon

Position: Center
IowaPreps.com Star Rating:
Previous Ranking: Not Rated
Height: 6-foot-7
AAU Team: N/A
Offers: N/A
More: Wolthuizen hit nearly 60% of his shots and continued to provide Sheldon with an inside presence as a junior.
#41 Calvin Winker
Cedar Rapids Xavier

Position: Power Forward
IowaPreps.com Star Rating:
Previous Ranking: Not Rated
Height: 6-foot-4
AAU Team: N/A
Offers: N/A
More: Winker and the Saints put together a strong season and this standout will have them even better in 2015.
#42 Jay Wolfe
Creston

Position: Power Forward
IowaPreps.com Star Rating:
Previous Ranking: Not Rated
Height: 6-foot-4
AAU Team: N/A
Offers: N/A
More: Wolfe did it all for Creston and will be ready to handle even more of the load throughout his senior season.
#43 Nolan Baumhover
Western Dubuque

Position: Center
IowaPreps.com Star Rating:
Previous Ranking: Not Rated
Height: 6-foot-4
AAU Team: N/A
Offers: N/A
More: Baumhover quickly became another threat for the Bobcats and excelled in the paint against WaMac competition.
#44 Caleb Hageman
Charles City

Position: Wing Forward
IowaPreps.com Star Rating:
Previous Ranking: #29
Height: 6-foot-2
AAU Team: Iowa Barnstormers
Offers: N/A
More: Hageman did al that he could to carry the Comets while leading the team in not just scoring but also rebounding.
#45 Will Whiton
Perry

Position: Point Guard
IowaPreps.com Star Rating:
Previous Ranking: #40
Height: 5-foot-11
AAU Team: N/A
Offers: N/A
More: Whiton is a dynamic point guard who used his athleticism and court vision to put a lot of pressure on foes.
#46 Evan Wadsager
Davenport Assumption

Position: Point Guard
IowaPreps.com Star Rating:
Previous Ranking: #77
Height: 6-foot
AAU Team: N/A
Offers: N/A
More: Wadsager ran the show for the Knights and helped this club win a lot of games.  Expect better shooting as a senior.
#47 Colin Connelly
Clayton Ridge

Position: Point Guard
IowaPreps.com Star Rating:
Previous Ranking: #30
Height: 6-foot-2
AAU Team: Iowa Bulldogs
Offers: N/A
More: Connelly performed at a very high level for Clayton Ridge helped this club win a lot of games along the way.
#48 Colby Hill
Sioux City West

Position: Wing Guard
IowaPreps.com Star Rating:
Previous Ranking: #49
Height: 6-foot-3
AAU Team: N/A
Offers: N/A
More: Hill couldn't get West over the hill as a junior but proved why he is a tough athlete to slow down on the court.
#49 Cayce Good
Ogden

Position: Point Guard
IowaPreps.com Star Rating:
Previous Ranking: #45
Height: 6-foot-2
AAU Team: N/A
Offers: N/A
More: Good made the Bulldogs go as there spent most games with the basketball in his hands during his junior campaign.
#50 Trey Hollingshed
Davenport Central

Position: Wing Guard
IowaPreps.com Star Rating:
Previous Ranking: #19
Height: 6-foot
AAU Team: N/A
Offers: N/A
More: Hollingshed poured in double digits last winter but is ready to more shots come his way this year as a senior.

 



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