Below are Players to Watch for:
Summer Slam II
Date: June 28-30
Locations: Shawnee Mission East, Shawnee Mission Northwest HS
KT Raimey – Olathe North
Kian Scroggins – Raymore-Peculiar
Tamar Bates – Piper
Jack Chapman – BV Northwest
Zeke Mayo – Lawrence
Alston Mason – BV Northwest
Kaimen Lennox - Truman
Dakari Middleton – Free State
Markell Hood – BV Northwest
Jack Shelpak – BV North
Branden Eckles – Olathe South
Keeshawn Mason – St. Thomas Aquinas
Andrew Orr – BV North
Mozae Downing – Free State
Luke Adams – BV North
Kobe Johnson – Ottawa
Mayson Quartlebaum – Lawrence
Cory Davilla – Basehor-Linwood
Michael Cahill – St. James Academy
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
Quick, left-handed, sharp shooter
Point Guard who helped BLHS to a runner up finish in their first year in 5A. Above average defender and court sense.
Sharp Shooting two man who can put it on the floor - very good defender.
Blue Valley North
Averaged 13 pts, 43% 3 Pt.
2nd Team All-EKL
Excellent outside shooter and mid-range. Great in transition and attacks the basket well.
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.
8.5 pts, 40% 3 Pt.
Solid point guard that handles well and excellent 3 pt. shooter with deep range.
Blue Valley Northwest
Strong bodied wing that can guard multiple positions. Excellent in transition. Athletic, handles and passes ball well.
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.
6’0” Point Guard
Quick, athletic, willing to drive past defenders. Shoots well off the pass and the dribble. Also solid passer as well.
A strong scoring guard, both from outside, and slashing. Also good in transition.
Played on Kearney's Elite 8 team as a freshman. Averaged 17 PPG, 4 Assists last season as a sophomore, connecting on 39.6% 3Pt and 88% FT
Can handle the ball and attack the basket. Good instincts on floor. Willing passer and creative scorer. He make timely plays on the floor and can connect when the game is on the line and time is winding down. He has an array of runner and floaters he uses in the lane and he can play above the rim in transition.
A versatile performer with good size and a talented skillset. He can make plays on the block and move either way and score. He can also step back and knock down 3-pointers. He is comfortable inside and can rebound and finish plays, but he’s also willing to handle the ball and distribute some on the perimeter.
Explosive athlete with excellent touch. A willing defender and rebounder who scores a "quiet" 17-22 per game.
Combo guard with high level passing vision and a soft shooting touch. Is becoming an improved defender and rebounder as he continues to grow.
North Kansas City
Danthony Pennington – Friday only
6’1” Combo Guard
Pure Scorer, Outstanding Ballhandler, 1st Team All Conference and All District
Athleticism Off The Charts, Great Finisher, Rebounder and Shot Blocker
Versatile forward with a good motor.
Ability to play inside/outside. Multi-sport athlete with good hands. Rebounds well on both ends.
Long athletic forward with a solid feel for the game. Runs the floor well. Has a wealth of physical potential.
One of top players in 2020 class in KC. Raimey has long, rangy frame. Quick feet and balance, and can shoot well outside, and gets inside to the basket and finishes in traffic well. Can play either PG or SG.
Playmaking PG who can get to the paint and create for himself and teammates. Very tough on ball defender.
5’10” 165 PG
Returning starter. Shot 45% from the 3 pt line last season.
Solid off the dribble and finishing around rim. Developing defender and leadership skills.
6’6” 210 Forward
Returning starter. Developing in to a nice inside/out threat.
Solid post moves. Improved player off the bounce. Does have
The ability to shoot from the perimeter.
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.
Long athletic wing that can shoot it with range. Can handle the ball, pass the ball, and score with anyone
Athletic defensive specialist. Likes the challenge of guarding other team’s best player. He is strong and quick and improving his jump shot every day.
Work horse rebounder. Good defender who can switch out onto guards. Can make a jumper out to 12-15 feet. Unselfish player with good upside
Plays hard. Tough kid. Has the ability to guard a guard or a post. Strong kid who can step out and shoot 3s and also drive to the basket. Great competitor
Scroggins has nice athleticism at forward and high endurance. Solid shooter from the beyond the arc and mid-range. A constant motor on the glass.
Shawnee Mission East
6'1'' , SG, 2020
Great 3 point shooter, good driver, MVP of the McPherson Tourney last season as a junior.
6’3”, SF, 2021
Great athlete - runs the floor - good rebounder - decent shooter from 15 feet and in
5'9", 2020, PG
Great athlete - good ball-handler - extremely quick and can really get to the basket.
6'5 ", PF, 2021
Good rebounder , especially on the offensive end, runs the floor hard and is a good shooter.
6'1", SG, 2021
Great 3 point shooter - very good driver and is very athletic.
Shawnee Mission Northwest
Is a very good defender. Can shoot from anywhere on the floor and his effort of play allows him to get many loose balls and rebounds. Very good basketball IQ and is a gym rat.
Good athlete. Handles the ball very well and can sees the floor well. He has a high basketball IQ. Was 3 shots away from setting the school record for 3 point field goals made as a freshmen a year ago.
Lots of potential. He is becoming more aggressive the more he plays. He has a great mid-range jumper but can score from anywhere on the floor. Can post up or play the guard position.
St James Academy
Great feel, Great Vision, getting better in the ball screen action. Never turns it over, Makes open 3’s, Good defender. A super heady player with high IQ, good skill, and an above average athlete. Loves the game, A constant worker.
6’2 175 lb wing
Super tough, physical, ultra competitive. Really good 3 point shooter, above average athlete, learning to drive and finish at the rim. A complete gym rat! Lives in the gym.
Ultra skilled, super long, great finisher above the rim. Great feel, driver who has great feel in kick outs and super unselfish. Rebounds ball above the rim, and able to bring ball and finish in transition. Will play some point guard for us this year. An improving shot. A super high IQ who has great vision.
Played post most of his life. Long, with good passing skills from the high post. Good instincts in blocking shots and uses his length well. Getting more aggressive as he gets older and stronger. Good upside
St. Thomas Aquinas
Runs the floor well and finishes on the block. Expanding his jump shot and range to beyond the arc. Does a great job influencing shots and rebounding on the defensive end.
Great hands defensively; pushes the tempo in transition. Great on ball defender.
Great runner in transition. Does a lot of of the dirty work on the offensive glass. Always in the right spot when the ball comes off the rim.
Long and athletic wing that can get out and pressure passing lanes and ball handlers. Has a great jump shot off screens and dribble penetration. Slasher to the rim.
Great shot maker off the dribble and off screens. Runs well in transition. Long and athletic.
Averaged 18.3 ppg as a junior- very good off the ball screen. Explosive athlete. Getting D2 and low major looks.
6'2" Combo- can play PG
Averaged 9 ppg as a junior- excellent 3 point shooter- strong physically and gets to the rim.
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.