The Fox Valley Skillz AAU club out of Wisconsin was one of the better 15-under teams on the circuit this summer. Their top five players are all off to strong starts, including an impressive performance by Scott Christopherson, the No. 25 ranked player in the class of 2007, in front of three high-major programs.
Christopherson, a 6-foot-1, 176-pound combo guard from Melrose-Mindoro High School, scored 22 points, grabbed 7 rebounds and had 6 assists with assistants from Wisconsin and Iowa and Coach Crean from Marquette all in attendance.
“Scott has offers from Marquette and Washington State,” said Coach Ritchie Davis of the Fox Valley Skillz. “He should have an offer anytime now from Wisconsin. I’m not really sure why they haven’t offered yet, but it should be around the corner.”
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The most sought after prospect on the Fox Valley Skillz is 6-foot-8, 233-pound post player Keaton Nankivil from Memorial High School in Madison. The No. 25 ranked player in the class of 2007 saw limited playing time in his lopsided victory but did put up solid numbers.
“Keaton’s team is just loaded,” said Davis. “He only played about half the game, but he scored 7 points, had 8 rebounds and around 4 assists.
“Right now he has offers from Wisconsin, Marquette, Iowa and Washington State.”
Another top prospect on the Skillz, Charlie Chapman, scored an amazing 19 straight points to finish the game in a 72-70 win for his Arrowhead High School team from Hartland, Wis. The 5-foot-11, 155-pound point guard finished the game with 28 points.
“If it weren’t for Christopherson, Charlie would be the top 2007 guard in Wisconsin,” said Davis. “He is extremely shifty and shoots it well. He is a scoring point guard that is pretty athletic and is still growing.”
Chapman has offers from Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Wisconsin-Green Bay and is being tracked by Wisconsin and Marquette.
As Chapman, 6-foot-9, 192-pound post player Andrew Zimmerman from Oostburg High School has offers from Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Wisconsin-Green Bay. He opens his season tonight.
To finish off an imposing front line for the Skillz is 6-foot-11, 235-pound Matt Dorlack from Eisenhower High School in New Berlin, Wis. Dorlack opened the season with 22 points, 11 rebounds and 4 blocks.
“As of now Matt does not have any offers,” said Ritchie. “It is just a matter of time, though. You can’t teach that type of size.”