Standout Wings of the Summer (Part 1)
BY:Trey Sterner

This week, I will be highlighting some of the top wings I was able to watch throughout the summer. The wing spot is another position where Iowa seems to be loaded with talent. In each article in this series, 8 of the state’s best will be featured.

Traijan Sain | 6’4 | 2023 | Martin Brothers | Cedar Rapids Washington

Sain is someone that needs some serious next level attention. He is 6’4, a terrific vertical athlete with great movement skills, and is a three-level scoring threat. The wing is great in transition with handles and the bounce to finish about anything. In half court settings, he can get looks off the bounce and shoots the ball with strong form.

Derek Weisskopf | 6’4 | 2024 | Martin Brothers | Williamsburg

Weisskopf is about as good of a two-sport athlete as they come. He is already committed to Iowa to play football, but he had a very good summer on the basketball court. In all aspects of the game, Weisskopf showed he can make a positive impact. Where he is strongest is defending on the ball with speed and strength, rebounding, and turning transition opportunities into easy points.

Jahlil Manago | 6’3 | 2025 | Martin Brothers | Waterloo West

Manago has the potential to be very good with his size, length, and abilities with the ball. His length and dribble moves help him to get into the lane from the perimeter and finish. What also helps set up his drives is that he shoots the ball well off the catch. Defensively, Manago forces turnovers with his length and athleticism. Already 6’3 and good on both ends of the court, watch out for Manago in the next few years.

Caden Wilkins | 6’7 | 2024 | Iowa Barnstormers 16u Gold | Bettendorf

Wilkins is for real on the offensive end. The size he has at 6’7 along with his shot creation ability off of the dribble make him a special talent. Not only can Wilkins create easy opportunities at the basket, he is a legitimate pull up threat and can play either the handler or picker in pick and roll. He can hurt you on the offensive end, but also competes hard defensively, on the boards, and in transition.

Drew Kingery | 6’5 | 2023 | Beyond Ball 24k | Indianola

Kingery was among the best offensive players I saw throughout the summer, and not just among Iowa players. He can play either wing or as an off guard and will be able to thrive as either a first or second scoring option. Kingery is a strong driver with good balance and footwork. His balance and footwork also make him really tough to stop shooting the basketball both on the move and off of the dribble.

Elijah Vos | 6’5 | 2023 | Kingdom Hoops | DM Hoover 

Vos is fun to watch because he can just make a wide variety of shots. Running off of screens, shooting turnarounds in the midrange, getting layups, or hitting threes and mid-range shots off the pull up, Vos can hurt the defense in a lot of ways. He will be at Mid-America Nazarene after this season, but for the 2022-23 season he will be a tough matchup alongside Chase Henderson and his brother Abram in what could be an electric offense for Hoover.

Lucas Lueth | 6’7 | 2023 | Kingdom Hoops | Ames

Lueth is an already terrific defender that has a lot of offensive potential. A good side to side mover that plays hard and can cause havoc with length, Lueth is very skilled on and off the ball as a defender. Offensively, look for him to take and make more jumpers this year in an expanded offensive role as well.

Toryn Severson | 6’3 | 2025 | All Iowa Attack | Madrid

Severson was a main option for Madrid as a freshman already last season. I am excited to see what he can do in his sophomore year. He can probably play either guard or wing but was in more of a wing role with All Iowa Attack when I was able to watch. Severson is a fantastic shooter with deep range, good athlete, and effective driver and ball handler. 


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