comes into the rankings this season as the #1 power forward in the 2023 class. Petersen is an athletic forward who moves well off the ball as well as knowing when to screen and roll toward the hoop. She is a strong athlete with a soft touch. She really displays an impressive feel for the ball when it’s in her possession. After having a great summer with her Quad City Shockers AAU team, Petersen committed to University of Wisconsin-Parkside to continue her basketball career after high school. She plans to nothing less than to get to the college level and make a instant impact for her squad but until then all eyes will be on her as the season gets under way for Bettendorf high school. As a team they can only go as far as she can lead them and she plans to lead them all the way to a state championship.
Bryan Duwe will be on her way to a great program in Truman State once her senior year concludes but until then she will come into this season intending to show everyone that she is a top point guard in the state for the 2023 class. The overall solid guard for Decorah High School looked great last season on the way to a successful year, followed by a nice summer campaign where she led the show for her Iowa Prep team. I would describe Duwe as an athlete with elite vision and good passing abilities. If she doesn’t have the ball in her hands she does well moving consistently as the shooting guard. She can score at a good rate near the hoop with her consistently good decision making. Her last year of high school she will strive to lead her team into the playoffs with momentum so that they can make a run before its all said and done.
comes into the Top 100 rankings this year at #37 after being unranked as a junior a year ago. With her fast improvement of consistency and IQ of the game maturing over the past few seasons, it’s not shocking she finds herself within the top 40 of the rankings. Slings is an efficient and solid point guard who does a lot of good things on the floor. She is a fundamental passer with good ability and decent vision, has a balanced pull up jumper, and has a nice floater from 12 feet or closer once she gets by her defender. She is the definition of a “floor general” when leading her team. This winter with a new system and passionate coach, it’ll be fun to see where Slings can take her Cedar Rapids-Jefferson team once the playoffs begin.
played the top of her high school’s zone last season, trying to read the opponent for an easy tip and lay up down at the other end in transition. It definitely payed off as Rice displayed great timing on opponents passes and becane a huge defensive “X” factor for the Marion Wolves. This just scratches the surface on what she does for her team as an overall player. She is a coordinated athlete with a high motor and good skill on the ball. She can handle, shoot, and defend the 1-3 position on a high school floor because of her length. When I watched her play last time I noticed she does a great job of finding the opens spot on the floor and going to it, wether it be on offense or defense. She isn’t selfish as she makes good choices and gets her teammates involved if the defense over-helps. This winter she will join back with her Wolves team for one more year along side of star power forward . If the two can pick up where they left off last year, they will have a good season ending at the state tournament.