I’m not one to get excited over highlight reels of athletes, but I love it whenever I see a highlight reel of a tall high school basketball player and it’s not just him dunking on kids at the YMCA a foot shorter than him.
Meet Evan Tricker, one of Omaha’s incoming freshman for the 2017-2018 season. Tricker comes from the state of Florida, stands at 6’11” and will wear the number 33 to trick your mind into thinking the Mavericks just used the Create a Player option to replace Zach Pirog.
Tricker graduated high school in 2016 and played a season at a prep school. He averaged 14 points and 9 rebounds a game in his post-graduate season.
He may be 6’11” but the kid weighs 185 lbs, so hopefully he can add some weight for the college level. Surprisingly, he has been listed as a power/small forward. He has the height of a center, but has the ball handling skills of a wing player. Watching the video, he can really run the floor and knock down jump shots with ease. Looking at Tricker, he appears to have Pirog’s size with the skills of a John Karhoff.
With a relatively thin roster this season, Tricker could find some playing time this season but will still have to compete for minutes in the post with Daniel Meyer, Mitch Hahn, Tre’Sh(damn it), and other incoming post players. With his jump shooting ability, you could see Tricker being used to spread out the floor and keep someone like Mike Daum out of the paint on defense.