Cardinal Division: Top Performers (Sat-Mon)
Prep Hoops takes a look at some of the top performances in the Cardinal Division at the William Jewell tournament held in Liberty, Mo. The three division bracket featured some of the top teams in the Kansas City area. Cardinal…
Prep Hoops takes a look at some of the top performances in the Cardinal Division at the William Jewell tournament held in Liberty, Mo. The three division bracket featured some of the top teams in the Kansas City area.
Raymore-Peculiar, Odessa, Raytown, Liberty North, North Kansas City, Lee’s Summit West, Park Hill South, Kearney
Kian Scroggins, 6’7, F, 2020, Raymore-Peculiar
Scroggins is an impressive player inside who can put the ball on the floor and shows consistency on offense. He has playmaking ability as well as leadership and a soft touch from the free throw line. Scroggins scored a game-high 23 points and 16 rebounds in the championship win over NKC, 51-43. He was 9-16 from the field and also had two assists, two blocks and two steals. He also had 26 points and nine rebounds in Ray-Pec’s semifinals win over Raytown, 66-61. Scroggins has committed to play for Sam Houston State.
D’Anthony Pennington, 6’2, G, 2020, North Kansas City
The all-around stand out showcased skills, talent and a terrific leadership. He lead NKC over Park Hill South with a game-high 30 points and continued to play strong in their close loss to Ray-Pec. Although he didn’t have scoring game he did in the previous game or the one point win over Lee’s Summit West, Pennington was still able to tally 15 points and get three steals and remained perfect from the free throw line. Pennington has great size, athleticism and in-game decision making that allows him to capitalize offensively and can come away with steals when he isn’t hitting the 3-ball.
Brennan Watkins, 5’9, G, 2021, Kearney
A terrific guard for Kearney who shows an ability to make plays on both ends of the floor. He can extend plays with his three-point range and has the quickness and handle to shake off defenders and get inside and score through contact. A high activity performer game after game who understands his role and does everything you could ask for from a team leader. Wakins is leading all KC suburban schools with 25.6 points per game while shooting 47.4 percent from 3-point range.
Jordan Jermain, 6’2, G, 2020, Raymore-Peculiar
Jermain showed terrific range and playmaking ability in the clutch moments in the last two games of the tournament. He scored 15 points in the championship win over NKC, showing good form and connecting inside and out. Jermain was coming off a 25 point performance in the semifinal win where he hit 7-13 from the field and 9-11 from the free throw line. Jermain has a seasoned game and looked every part the leader when the game was on the line.
Tayven Glasgow, 6’3, G/F, 2020, Lee’s Summit West
A nice player for LSW who can handle the ball, score in a variety of ways and play physical and with purpose. Glasgow had 22 points on 8-15 from the field in LSW’s win over Liberty North and looked confident with the ball in his hands. He added four rebounds and three assists and showed poise and strong handles on the perimeter. A two-way athlete who can show up in big games and use his frame to his advantage.