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KC's Greatest Bracket: Burks Region

By Chad Rader, 810 Varsity, 12/26/20, 6:30PM CST

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Pick who the top player in the last 10 years, in 810 Varsity's bracket

Vote for the greatest player in Kansas City the last 10 years (2011-20), as listed and seeded by 810 Varsity.

Criteria was based on:
- All-State and regional, national accolades
- State final and tourney success
- Collegiate and professional success

Four 16-player regions make up the bracket. Cast your vote - rounds are now one day each.

Burks Region

Alec Burks' Contract Extension Will Pay Big Dividends for Utah Jazz |  Bleacher Report | Latest News, Videos and HighlightsAlec Burks was selected as the 2009 Missouri Gatorade Player of the Year and DiRenna Award after averaging 23 ppg, 7 rebounds, and 10.2 assists per game. Burks starred at Coloarod before being selected as the No. 12 overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft.

Burks has played in the NBA since 2011, notably with Utah (2011-2019).

Second Round Results


All Candidates, 1R Voting

Ochai Agbaji, Oak Park

- Won the DiRenna Award (2018) after averagain 27.6 ppg, 8.6 rebounds
- 2x Missouri Class 5 all-state team, averaging 23 ppg and 6 rebounds as jujnior
- Starter for Kansas Jayhawks and likely NBA future ahead


Photo: Darryl Woods, 810 Varsity

Garrett Luinstra, Free State

- Helped lead Free State to Class 6A championship game (2018) and third-place (2017)
- Named first-team all-state as senior, after setting Free State single-season scoring mark
- Walk-on for Kansas Jayhawks, currently at Central Missouri


Photo: Darryl Woods, 810 Varsity

Darien Jackson, BV Northwest

- DiRenna Award finalist (2017)
- Helped Huskies to Class 6A state title with 18 ppg, 5 rebounds, 3 assts 
- Currently plays at Tulsa 


Photo: Darryl Woods, 810 Varsity

Drew Lock, Mizzou

- Missouri Class 5 all-state first team selection, offers from Mizzou, Oklahoma, Louisville and others
- Averaged 19 points and 8 rebounds as senior for Tigers
- Finished football career with Mizzou as all-time SEC passing TD leader
- Currently starts at QB for Denver Broncos


Photo: Darryl Woods, 810 Varsity

Bol Bol, Bishop Miege

- Played at Miege for frehsman and sophomore seasons, earning Kansas Class 4A first-team honors after Stags won state title
- Was ranked in top 5 recruits in 2018 class
- Played briefly at Oregon before injured early in freshman campaign
- Currently playing with Denver Nuggets

Sources: Bol to Transfer
Photo: Darryl Woods, 810 Varsity

Patrick Muldoon, Basehor-Linwood

- Helped Bobcats to Kansas Class 4A championship and 24-1 record
- Averaged 17 ppg and 7 rebounds as senior
- Logged time collegiately at Eastern Illinois, Kansas State

Men's Basketball Adds Patrick Muldoon - Eastern Illinois University  Athletics

Tyler Kalinoski, Olathe East

- DiRenna Award winner (2011), led Olathe East to 21 wins, third place in Kansas Class 6A
- Atlantic 10 Player of Year (2015), leading Davidson to 23-6 record
- Currently playing professionally in Europe
Tyler Kalinoski - Men's Basketball - Davidson College Athletics

Reggie Morris Jr, Grandview

- DiRenna Award finalist (2020)
- Helped Grandview to consecutive state titles (2018, 2019) and 57-5 record as a starter
- Currently at Mississippi State


Photo: Darryl Woods, 810 Varsity

Shaq Harrison, Lee's Summit West

- DiRenna Award finalist (2012), averaged 17. 3ppg, 7 reb, 4 assists, 3 steals
- Helped lead Titans to Class 5 Final Four (2012)
- Started 133 games at Tulsa, averaged 15 ppg in senior year
- Played in NBA since 2017Shaq is back: Bulls sign guard Shaquille Harrison to one-year deal -  Chicago Sun-Times

 

Tymer Jackson, Olathe North

- DiRenna Award finalist (2019)
- 26 ppg, led Eagles to 18-5 record and two Class 6A state tourneys
- Olathe North career leading scorer


Photo: Darryl Woods, 810 Varsity

Justin Pitts, Blue Springs South

- DiRenna Award finalists (2013), averaged 16.4 ppg
- 2017 NCAA Division II Player of the Year at Northwest Missouri State
- 2x NCAA Division II All-American
- 3x MIAA Player of the Year (2016-2018)
- Currently plays professionally in Europe
Jags overwhelm Rockhurst to win first McDonald's title since 2002 - News -  The Examiner of East Jackson County - Independence, Blue Springs, Grain  Valley, Oak Grove, Sugar Creek and Lee's Summit, MO
Photo: Examiner.net

Javaunte Hawkins, Lee's Summit North

- 2019 DiRenna Award finalist after leading Broncos to Class 5 semis
- 3x Missouri Class 5 all-state; 2x Suburban Gold Player of Year
- All-time leading scorer in Lee's Summit North history
- Playing collegiately at Florida International


Photo: Darryl Woods, 810 Varsity

Elijah Childs, Lee's Summit West

- DiRenna Award finalist, Missouri Class 5 first-team (2017)
- Suburban Gold Player of Year, helped Titans to Class 5 title game (2017)
- Currently starter at Bradley, including boosting Braves to 2019 NCAA Tourney appearance
Photo: Darryl Woods, 810 Varsity

Marcus Weathers, Shawnee Mission North

- Posted senior averages of 18.5 ppg, 7 rebounds, 2.3 blocks
- Helped lead Indians to Kansas Class 6A state title along with brother, Michael
- Led Duquesne in scoring (14.3) and rebounds (8.1) as junior in 2019-20


Photo: Darryl Woods, 810 Varsity

Kevin Puryear, Blue Springs South

- DiRenna Award winner (2015) after leading Jags to 2015 state title
- Posted 20 ppg and 8 rebounds per contest, 2x Class 5 all-state teams
- 67-10 record as a soph, junior, senior
- Played at Mizzou for four seasons

Photo: Darryl Woods, 810 Varsity

Sevon Witt, Raytown South

- 2x Missouri Class 4 all-state team (2017, 2018)
- Helped lead Cardinals to Class 4 state title game, averaging 17 ppg and 9 rebounds
- Played at Washburn and currently at Lincoln

Shooting woes hound Jennings in semifinal loss to Raytown South | Boys  Basketball | stltoday.com

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