Mike Gesell Reclaims No. 1 and CJ Carter Leaps Into Top Ten
The MHN Early-Season Top 25 Nebraska H.S. Basketball Prospects ranking has South Sioux City’s Mike Gesell reclaiming the No. 1 spot. Akoy Agau, tabbed as MHN’s Preseason No.1, has yet to prove on the court that he should be ranked higher than Gesell, who continues to live up the hype bestowed upon him before he even stepped foot on the high school hardwood.
The most dramatic entry into the Top Ten is made by Omaha Bensons CJ Carter—he jumps from the No. 25 spot to No.5. The 5-11 senior guard who holds an offer from UNO is currently showing enough potential to pick up some goods from other interested schools.
The biggest leap from the unranked is Millard South’s 5-10 guard Kyler Erickson—he now sits at No. 11. Consistently racking up big numbers on the stat sheets, the 5-10 senior guard has been a major contributor to the Patriot’s 4-0 start this season.
Noteworthy athlete: Keep tabs on North Platte’s Trey Moore. The athletic 5-10 junior guard is having a strong season so far–he moves from the mentioned to No. 19 on the list.
The MHN Midseason Basketball Top 25 will be posted the third week of January.
|1. Mike Gesell, 6-0, G, JR, South Sioux City|
|2. Akoy Agau, 6-7, F, SO, Omaha Central|
|3. Derrius Vick, 6-1, G, SR, Lincoln SE|
|4. Tyler Shields, 6-4, G, SR, Kearney|
|5. C.J. Carter, 6-0, G, SR, Omaha Benson|
|6. Zach Sterup, 6-10, C, SR, Hastings St. Cecilia|
|7. Duol Mayot, 6-4, F, SR, Omaha South|
|8. Galen Gullie, 5-9, G, SR, Omaha Bryan|
|9. Jalen Bradley, 6-0, G, JR, Norfolk|
|10. Jose Bonilla, 7-0, C, SR, South Sioux City|
|11. Kyler Erickson, G, 5-10, SR, Millard South|
|12. Turner Fahey, 6-0, G, SR, Grand Island Central Catholic|
|13. Avery Langford, 6-1, G, SR, Omaha Benson|
|14. Ben Uhing, 6-6, F, SR, Norfolk Catholic|
|15. Connor Bernek,6-3, G, JR, Ravenna|
|16. D.J. Bamesberger, 6-4, F, SR, Hampton|
|17. Kendall Ferguson, 6-5, F, SR, Kimball|
|18. Jalen Hueser, 6-3, G, SR, Papillion-LV South|
|19. Trey Moore, 5-10, G, JR, North Platte|
|20. Ethan Brozek, 6-6, F, SR, Norfolk Catholic|
|21. Dean Tiwald, 6-4, G, SR, Elkhorn Mt Michael Benedictine|
|22. Jacob Olmstead, 6-2, G, JR, Overton|
|23. Cole Spurgeon, 6-3, G, SR Gretna|
|24. Tyson Broekemeier, 6-1, G, Aurora|
|25 Regan Fowler, 6-2, F, Millard South|
|Mentioned: Nate Skold, 6-8, C, Omaha Westside; Dominique McKenzie, 6-3, F, SR, Omaha Central; Eddie Vinson, 6-3, F, SR, Omaha Central; Darian Barrientos-Jackson, 6-2, G, JR, Omaha Central; Trevor Bryant, 6-4, G, JR, Tekamah-Herman; Jordan Newman, 6-5, C, SR, Lincoln East; Alec Smith, 6-7, C, SR, Millard West; Quentin Urban, 5-11, G, SR, Millard South; Adonis Hill, 5-11, G, SR, Omaha Burke; Brandon Krause, 6-0, G, SR, Lincoln North Star; Cody Charlton, 6-3, F, Lincoln Southeast; Garth Walbridge, 5-10, G, SR, Arapahoe; Luke Miller, 6-0, G, SR Cody-Kilgore; DK Augustine 6-4, F, SR, Omaha Bryan; Steven Ferrarini, 6-2, G, SR Omaha Westside, Tiras Bolton, 5-11, G, SR Omaha Westside: Gayland Drake, 6-0, G, SR, Omaha Roncolli; Connor Niehaus, 6-7, C, SR, Fremont; Deondre White, 6-1, G, JR, Lincoln High; Dylan Heath, 6-6, F, SR, Lincoln Southwest; Raquim Brown 6-8, C, JR, Omaha Benson; Grant Harms 6-9, C, SR, Crete; Austin Groth 6-1 G, JR, South Sioux City; Trey Closter, 6-4, F, SR, South Sioux City; Zach Clemens, 6-4, F, JR Scottsbluff.|