Prep Hoops was on-site at Charleston High School for all eight games of the 6th Man Shootout Saturday. Top programs from the 314 invaded Southeast Missouri, setting up several exciting match-ups. Here’s a look at the top floor generals from…
Prep Hoops was on-site at Charleston High School for all eight games of the 6th Man Shootout Saturday. Top programs from the 314 invaded Southeast Missouri, setting up several exciting match-ups. Here’s a look at the top floor generals from Saturday:
6’0 So Treyvon Thomas | Hayti: The standout quarterback from Hayti can get it done on the hardwood as well. He is an incredible athlete with a winning mentality that is long, explosive, and physical. He was tough in transition and as a north-south driver where contact is a non-issue for him. Did a nice job getting to the free throw line. Had a couple nice no look drop offs.
5’9 Sr Dequavius Williams | Cairo: Speedy little guard who does a very nice job of setting up and diming his two impressive big men in the paint. Utilizes the jump stop well in the lane and hits cutters in stride. Lock down on-ball defender.
5’9 Sr Tyrus Reddin | Cape Central: The veteran guard plays with savvy and poise at all times. Even when his team was trailing most of the game, Reddin did a nice job of gaining separation with his speed while staying under control and made notched some critical assists in the comeback win over Hancock.
5’10 Sr Tyler Landewee | Notre Dame: Smart, heads-up, and crafty, Tyler is the catalyst for a very tough Notre Dame squad. He has a deceptively quick burst and is a great decision maker off the dribble. He reads defenses well and knows when to pull-up, drive to the cup, or dish to a teammate.
5’10 Sr La’Quez Pulliam | Kennett: Here’s a quick rundown of Kennett’s offense. Pulliam uses his tight handle and elusive quickness to get in the paint. Then, he takes his pick of three knockdown shooters on the wing to hit in stride for an assist. He did this over, and over, and over again Saturday.
6’2 Jr Barcus Jackson Jr | Lift for Life: The Hawks won an intense game over Sikeston on Saturday. Barcus notched 8 points and 8 rebounds on the night, but his biggest contribution came as a steadying force in the back-court in times of chaos. In a fast tempo game, Barcus had some impressive transition dimes including a slick cross-court skip pass and a flashy no-look dime. Also, with hot hand DeMarcus Sanford temporarily on the sideline, Barcus did an excellent job protecting the basketball against heavy pressure and double teams.
6’0 Sr Payton Howard | Sikeston: Mr. Howard is a ton of fun to watch. The one-man press-breaker is an excellent ball-handler who thinks multiple passes ahead. He is a force in transition, where he can make deep outlets, slash and drop off to finishers, or pull-up on the spot and bury jumpers. Very strong splitting defenders and has a mean hesitation dribble.
5’10 Sr Terridean Bogan | Charleston: Bogan may have been the fastest player I saw all day with the basketball. His stop and go acceleration is impressive, he gets from 0 to 60 in a hurry. He can also go from 60 to 0 in a hurry. When he steps back with the crossover dribble, it more often than not ends in a defender being on skates.