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Players to Watch: Summer Slam I

By Chad Rader, 810 Varsity, 06/19/19, 11:15AM CDT


Check out players to watch, top games

Event information

Staley: Use athletic events entrance (north side of school, by football field). 

Oak Park: Use entrance by tennis courts, south side

Daily admission
Adults: $7
18 under: $5
5 and under: Free

Good for all day, both locations

Below are the top players, pool play Games to Watch and Player Profiles for 810 Varsity's Summer Slam I at Staley High School, June 21-23.

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Top Overall Players

Byron Alexander - Staley
Jack Chapman - BV Northwest
Cory Davilla - Basehor-Linwood
Markell Hood - BV Northwest
Alston Mason - BV Northwest
Kaimen Lennox - Truman
Danthony Pennington - North Kansas City
Jack Shelpak - BV North


Cade Berg - Blue Springs South
Dylan Broughman - Park Hill South
Khadyen Hooks - Blue Springs South
Kobe Johnson - Ottawa

Andrew Orr - BV North
Grant Stubbs - Liberty
Jonathan Thompson - Park Hill South
Triston Turner - Fort Osage

Additional players list, profiles below


Top Friday's Pool Games

Best Friday games

3 pm: Staley vs Blue Valley North

3 pm: Basehor-Linwood vs Olathe East

4 pm: Blue Springs South vs North Kansas City

6 pm: Park Hill vs Olathe East

6 pm: Basehor-Linwood vs Liberty

7 pm: Blue Valley Northwest vs Rockhurst

7 pm: Blue Springs South vs Blue Valley North

7 pm: Park Hill South vs Fort Osage

8 pm: North Kansas City vs Staley


Player Profiles


Louis Christifano Jr.
6’2”, SG

Long range, scores at all three levels.  Big shot maker.  1st team All Conference and 1st team All District.  Averaged 16 pts and 6 rebs.

Connor Arment
5’9”, PG

Great vision and basketball IQ.  Good in P&R, scores at all three levels.  Good defender and competitor.  1st team All Conference and 1st team All District.  Averaged 14 pts, 4 reb, 5asst, 1.8 stl.

Cory Davilla
6'7" 235,

32" vertical...Great hands, didn't start playing until 8th grade, young for his class, and gets better daily.  Good FT shooter and has great lateral movement

Connor Younger

Quick, left-handed, sharp shooter

Trevor McBride
6'1" 2022

Point Guard who helped BLHS to a runner up finish in their first year in 5A.  Above average defender and court sense.

Jordan Brown
6'3" 2022
Sharp Shooting two man who can put it on the floor - very good defender.

Blue Valley North

Jack Sheplak – Friday only
6’3” 2020

Averaged 13 pts, 43% 3 Pt.

2nd Team All-EKL
Excellent outside shooter and mid-range. Great in transition and attacks the basket well. 

Andrew Orr
6’8” 2021
Good athlete.  Moves his feet well.  Runs the floor hard and a solid rebounder.  Improving post moves and has the ability to shoot from 15-17 feet.

Blue Valley Northwest
Markell Hood – Friday only
6’5” Guard

Strong bodied wing that can guard multiple positions. Excellent in transition. Athletic, handles and passes ball well.

Jack Chapman – Friday only
6’5” Shooting Guard
Has lots of range from behind the arc, as well as hitting mid-range jumpers. Tremendous pull-up shooter off the dribble. Drives inside and aggressive in transition too.

Alston Mason
6’0” Point Guard
Quick, athletic, willing to drive past defenders. Shoots well off the pass and the dribble. Also solid passer as well.

Blue Springs South
Khayden Hooks
6’3 – PG
All-conference as a junior; averaged 13 PPG; creates scoring opportunities for himself & others off the bounce; shot 34% from 3 this past season

Cade Berg
6’6 – F
All-conference as a junior; averaged 8 PPG & 5RPG; 2nd on the team in steals (39); led team in blocks (29) & charges drawn (11); excellent leader that makes winning plays

Fort Osage
Triston Turner 
6'4" G/F
Versatile player that can play inside and out.  Uses both hands well in the post.  Runs the floor very well and is an extremely talented passer.  Very good rebounder.  Was All Conference last year and led the team in rebounding, assists, steals, and blocks

Miles Dunfield
5' 10 G
Quick and athletic guard that can play the point or off guard.  Can get to the rim off the dribble and his outside shot is getting better.  Very good on the ball defender.  

North Kansas City

Danthony Pennington – Friday only
6’1” Combo Guard
Pure Scorer, Outstanding Ballhandler, 1st Team All Conference and All District

Riak Mabour
6’4” Forward
Athleticism Off The Charts, Great Finisher, Rebounder and Shot Blocker

Grant Stubbs
6’5” F
Constant motor, workhorse inside and outside and mid-range

Cade Adams
6’2”, SG/SF
Cade was All Conference last year averaging 11 points and 6 rebounds. He is strong at his size and has good length. Shoots the 3 well and has good vision. He can guard big and small, is able to do a little bit of everything from the wing.

Olathe East
Andrew Sonner 
6-foot-5, F 
Versatile forward with a good motor. 
Ability to play inside/outside. Multi-sport athlete with good hands. Rebounds well on both ends. 

Antwaun Massey
6-foot-7, F
Long athletic forward with a solid feel for the game. Runs the floor well. Has a wealth of physical potential.

Kobe Johnson
6’5” F

Very good stretch 4 type. Good footwork in the post, finishes well. Good mid-range game. Solid shooter from beyond the arc. Handles ball well for a big. 1st Team All-Conference, Kansas Class 4A Honorable Mention.  16.4 ppg, 5 rpg.

Park Hill
Nyk Bryant
6'2 Guard
Very quick 1st step and gets to the rim at will. Strong with a quick 2nd bounce. 1st Team All-Conf as a Soph.

Park Hill South
Josh Prososki 
5'11' Guard
Can really shoot the ball.  Has become a complete PG in the last year.  Has a really high basketball IQ.  4.0 student with a 28 ACT.

Dylan Brougham 
6'8" Center
Strong defender.  Averaged close to 3 blocks a game last year while averaging 8.4 points and 7.1 rebounds.  Has range out to 15 feet.

Jonathan Thompson
A great athlete that can do a lot on the court.  He is by far the best defender on PHS.  Plays above the rim and can score at all 3 levels.  

Mason Thompson
6'2, SG

Great shooter with deep range, also can handle PG duties

Miles White
6'2, PG

Long, athletic PG with good ability to get to the rim

Byron Alexander
6’2”, G

Strong frame. Well-rounded game shooting, handling, rebounding and defending. One of top seniors in KC.

Kaimen Lennox
6'2" PG
Averaged 18.3 ppg as a junior- very good off the ball screen.  Explosive athlete.  Getting D2 and low major looks.

Sam Billimon
6'2"   Combo- can play PG
Averaged 9 ppg as a junior- excellent 3 point shooter- strong physically and gets to the rim.

Runney Hernandez
6'4" Guard- wing player
Has excellent potential- son of former Royals pitcher Runelvys Hernandez - could be 6'6' to 6'7" eventually- Good 3 point shooter- Has always been a guard- just hit a growth spurt.

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