COLORADO FALL SHOOTOUT

SESSION ONE EVENT REPORT

 

Most Outstanding Player:

Travis Shepherd (6’4” Fairview 2009)

 

Top Seniors (2008): Nate Nelson (6’3” Montbello) and Jake Campbell (6’0” Grandivew)

Top Junior (2009): Travis Shepherd (6’4” Fairview)

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

Top Freshman (2011): Jordan Gregory (5’10” Pueblo East)

 

ALL EVENT TEAM

 

NAME

HT

SCHOOL

CL

Travis Shepherd - MOP

6'4"

Fairview

2009

Nate Nelson

6'3"

Montbello

2008

Jake Campbell

6'0"

Grandview

2008

Andrew Abrahamson

6'1"

Grandview

2008

Aaron Willcox

6'3"

Rawlins, WY

2008

Trent Sides

5'10"

Sterling

2008

Beau Gamble

6'0"

Fairview

2009

Temani Adams

6'0"

Cherokee Trail

2009

Micah Edwards

6'6"

Palmer

2009

Connor Kloepfer

6'2"

Niwot

2009

Tyler Haidaris

6'2"

Chatfield

2009

Daniel Estes

5'11"

Laramie, WY

2010

Josh Heikkla

6'3"

ThunderRidge

2010

Ron Fore

6'6"

Salida

2010

Jordan Gregory

5'10"

Pueblo East

2011

 

CLASS OF 2008 (SENIORS)

 

Nate Nelson (6’3” Montbello) and Jake Campbell (6’0” Grandview) were named the Top Seniors in the event. Nelson was aggressive going to the rim all day long and hit quite a few jump shots. He is very athletic and has good size for his position. He has a good chance to be a first team all conference performer this season and should be a wonderful RMAC player in college. Campbell is one of the quickest guards in the state. He handles the ball effectively in traffic and finishes well at the rim. He also shot the ball very well in the event. He is one of the most underrated players in the state should have a great senior season.

 

Trent Sides (5’10” Sterling) was solid on both ends of the floor. He is an explosive scorer and scrappy defender who makes a lot of good things happen for his team. He should have a good senior season after missing most of last year due to an injury. Aaron Wilcox (6’3” Rawlins, WY) was one of the leading scorers in Wyoming last season and looked impressive in the event. A virtual unknown prospect up to this point, he is a natural scorer with a nice stroke and decent athleticism. He could be a solid college prospect with a good senior season. Andrew Abrahamson (6’1” Grandview) also made a nice showing in the event. He is a very effective, hard nosed player who can play multiple positions. He finished well at the rim and shot the ball well in the event. Collin Skufca (6’6” Heritage) also played well in the event and would have made the All Event Team if he didn’t have to leave early. He can play almost every position on the floor and should make a great small forward in college.

 

CLASS OF 2009 (JUNIORS)

 

Travis Shepherd (6’4” Fairview) was named the Most Outstanding Player and Top Junior in the event. He is a natural scorer and was simply outstanding all day long on both ends of the floor. He is one of the best overall shooters in the state and displayed a much improved mid range game in the event. He is very long and has good size for his position. Shepherd should be one of the top player and leading scorers in his league this season and he has the makings of a great mid-major shooting guard in college.

 

Beau Gamble (6’0” Fairview) was solid in the event. He is a very unselfish point guard who makes his teammates better. He shoots the ball very well and has the potential to be a solid Division I prospect. Temani Adams (6’0” Cherokee Trail) burst onto the scene with a very impressive performance in the event. He plays hard on both ends of the floor and demonstrated he can score in a variety of ways. He has a good body and should have a good season for one of the best 4A teams in the state.

 

Micah Edwards (6’6” Palmer) was solid in the post and displayed a nice mid range game in the event. He has a good frame and nice upside and should surprise some people this season. Connor Kloepfer (6’2” Niwot) was a virtual unknown commodity but should make his way up the rankings after a good showing in the event. He is very strong and finishes well in traffic. Tyler Haidaris (6’2” Chatfield) played well in the event. He is one of the best shooters in the state and has improved tremendously on defense over the past year. He should be one of the leading scorers in his league this season.

 

Other juniors who played well but didn’t make the All Event Team were Peter Travers (6’7” Rocky Mountain), Anthony Cardinale (6’0” Air Academy) and Matt Trimpey (6’4” Liberty). Travers has a good frame and has developed well offensively over the past year. Cardinale has a great motor and plays hard on both ends of the floor. Trimpey has good instincts and shoots the ball very well.

 

CLASS OF 2010 (SOPHOMORES)

 

The class of 2010 made a great showing in the event. They were lead by Daniel Estes (5’11” Laramie, WY) who was named the Top Sophomore in the event. He is an incredibly smart point guard who makes a lot of good things happen with the ball in his hands. He shoots the ball well from various ranges and is very quick with the ball. He also is a great leader and very scrappy on defense and should have a great season while leading one of the best teams in Wyoming.

 

Josh Heikkla (6’3” ThunderRidge) has a great motor and is very versatile on offense. He is one of the best sophomores in the state but will have to wait his turn behind some older players in a loaded ThunderRidge lineup. Ron Fore (6’6” Salida) made his debut in a big way. He has good instincts around the rim and finishes well for a post player his age. He has a nice frame and should continue to grow as well.

 

Other sophomores who played well but didn’t make the All Event Team were Nathan Bailey (6’4” Air Academy) and Kelby Wilkison (6’0” Laramie, WY). Bailey is versatile and has a good frame. Wilkison has a decent stroke and plays hard on defense. 

 

CLASS OF 2011 (FRESHMEN)

 

Jordan Gregory (5’10” Pueblo East) was named the Top Freshman in the event and the only freshman to make the All Event Team. He is heady point guard who seems to have a natural scoring ability and good understanding for the game. He handles the ball well and makes his teammates better.

 

Other freshmen who played well but didn’t make the All Event Team were David Nuhn (6’3” Heritage) and Anthony Gosz (5’10” Ponderosa). Nuhn has some growth potential and can play a variety of positions. Gosz is a smart point guard who shoots the ball well and has great range.

 

LEADING SCORERS

 

NAME

HT

SCHOOL

CL

AVERAGE

Travis Shepherd

6'4"

Fairview

2009

13.0

Jake Campbell

6'0"

Grandview

2008

11.8

Aaron Willcox

6'3"

Rawlins, WY

2008

11.5

Trent Sides

5'10"

Sterling

2008

11.5

Temani Adams

6'0"

Cherokee Trail

2009

10.8

Beau Gamble

6'0"

Fairview

2009

10.5

Nate Nelson

6'3"

Montbello

2008

10.0

Andrew Abrahamson

6'1"

Grandview

2008

9.8

Josh Heikkla

6'3"

ThunderRidge

2010

9.5

Daniel Estes

6'0"

Laramie, WY

2010

9.3

Micah Edwards

6'6"

Palmer

2009

9.0

 


EVENT ROSTER

NAME HT HIGH SCHOOL CL
Trent Bishop 6'1" Chatfield 2008
Dillon Dille 6'2" Golden 2008
Jake Campbell 6'0" Grandview 2008
Andrew Abrahamson 6'1" Grandview 2008
Blaine Barnes 6'2" Heritage 2008
Collin Skufca 6'6" Heritage 2008
Jack Fay 5'10" Highlands Ranch 2008
Aaron Willcox 6'3" Rawlins, WY 2008
Lincoln Lyles 6'0" Salida 2008
Dustin Wright 6'2" Skyline 2008
Michael Vandahl 6'0" Steamboat Springs 2008
Trent Sides 5'10" Sterling 2008
Anthony Cardinale 6'0" Air Academy 2009
Tyler Haidaris 6'2" Chatfield 2009
Temani Adams 6'0" Cherokee Trail 2009
Tyler Holt 6'1" Cherokee Trail 2009
Travis Shepherd 6'4" Fairview 2009
Beau Gamble 6'0" Fairview 2009
Joseph Huber 6'5" Lakewood 2009
Karsten Hiser 5'11" Laramie, WY 2009
Shawn Nicholson 6'5" Liberty 2009
Matt Trimpey 6'4" Liberty 2009
Brian Holland 6'3" Littleton 2009
Nate Nelson 6'3" Montbello 2009
Connor Kloepfer 6'2" Niwot 2009
Micah Edwards 6'6" Palmer 2009
Ben Gosz 6'2" Ponderosa 2009
Thomas Chavez 6'4" Pueblo Centennial 2009
Ryan Larson 6'3" Pueblo West 2009
Peter Travers 6'7" Rocky Mountain 2009
Shane Baldauf 6'0" Salida 2009
Troy Noser 6'2" ThunderRidge 2009
Nathan Bailey 6'4" Air Academy 2010
Mike Peltz 5'9" Alliance, NE 2010
Matthew Holmes 6'0" Aspen 2010
Andrew Berger 5'9" Coronado 2010
Robert Beard 6'5" Coronado 2010
Joel Hegarty 6'1" Faith Christian 2010
Curtis Brever 5'9" Gateway 2010
Zach Porter 6'3" Heritage 2010
Trevor Adamson 6'1" Heritage 2010
Matt Ebel 6'2" Highlands Ranch 2010
Kelby Wilkison 6'0" Laramie, WY 2010
Daniel Estes 6'0" Laramie, WY 2010
Andrew Nobles 6'0" Natrona County, WY 2010
Ron Fore 6'5" Salida 2010
Kyle Hansen 5'11" Scottsbluff, NE 2010
Josh Heikkla 6'3" ThunderRidge 2010
Jordan Grace 6'1" ThunderRidge 2010
Danny Difolco 6'2" Dakota Ridge 2011
Billy McKay 5'8" Dakota Ridge 2011
Max Bulba 5'10" Heritage 2011
David Nuhn 6'3" Heritage 2011
Brett Olson 6'0" Highlands Ranch 2011
Marcus Byrd 6'3" Highlands Ranch 2011
Justin Taylor 5'6" Laramie, WY 2011
Kyle Kuhn 5'8" Laramie, WY 2011
Anthony Gosz 5'10" Ponderosa 2011
Jordan Gregory 5'10" Pueblo East 2011
Damon Thompson 6'0" Pueblo East 2011
Kerrick Rees 5'10" Regis 2011
Nathan McCubbin 5'8" Rock Canyon 2011