Sunday’s Holiday Tournament Standouts
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The Prep Hoops Missouri Magical Stream Machine took in the action at the first round of the William Jewell Classic in Liberty. Here is a look at some of the top players from Sunday’s first day of action. Aaron Franklin…
The Prep Hoops Missouri Magical Stream Machine took in the action at the first round of the William Jewell Classic in Liberty. Here is a look at some of the top players from Sunday’s first day of action.
6’5″ Raytown: The versatile 2021 forward scored a game-high 17 points in Raytown’s victory over St. Joe Central. He had a quiet two points in the first half, but he dominated in the second half with 15 points as the Bluejays blew open a relatively close game. His skill level and strength enable him to cause matchup problems for opposing defenders. He is a good offensive rebounder who scored around the basket, hit short jumpers and knocked down a 3-pointer. He is also comfortable handling the ball.
Devin Tomlinson 6’5″ Blue Springs South: The 6’5″ 2021 forward scored 26 points and grabbed nine rebounds in the Jaguars’ 71-61 victory over Van Horn. He really dominated in the second half when he scored 19 points. He is a unique player as he is a Stretch 4 with his ability to hit 3-pointers and space the floor. But he also used his big body to buffalo his way inside for layups and rebounds as he can create space. He is also a willing and capable passer who can facilitate offense and direct traffic with his high basketball IQ.
6’8″ Blue Springs: The springy 2021 forward scored 17 points in the Wildcats first-round victory over Oak Park. The highlight of his first half was the Corner 3 that he hit in which he looked smooth doing it. In the second half, it was a dunk fest as he threw down four of them, including three in the third quarter. He had some impressive rim-runs and even threw down an alley oop dunk. He is an ideal Stretch 4 prospect with his athleticism and ability to shoot the ball.
Will Mauck 6’3″ Blue Springs South: The 2021 guard had 19 points and five rebounds in the first-round victory over Van Horn. What was best about his performance is that he was so productive without having the ball in his hands that much. He was always moving and cutting and finding the open spots to receive passes and get easy buckets. He was difficult to defend he was never stationary. He was also cash money from the free throw line as he converted nine of his 11 attempts.
Noble Crompton 6’3″ Raytown: The 2021 wing had a very productive 14 points in the Bluejays first-round victory over over St. Joe Central. He knocked down a pair of 3-pointers in the first half and did some pretty good work in the second half as he attacked the basket and hit the offensive boards. He is a good all-purpose player who can score a little bit, grab a few rebounds and play solid defense with a good motor.
Brycen Dean 5’10″ Van Horn: The 2022 combo guard scored a team-high 22 points in the loss to Blue Springs South. The young guard had an impressive day shooting the ball as he knocked down four 3-pointers and shot 50 percent from long distance. When he wasn’t hitting 3-pointers, he displayed some good quickness and burst in getting into the lane as well.
6’3″ Blue Springs: The 2022 guard scored 16 points in the first half in the Wildcats first-round victory over Oak Park. He was Mr. Activity in that first half as he got buckets in transition, off some good off-ball cuts as well as a few of his own drives to the basket. He has good size and athleticism which enabled him to finish at the rim quite easily. He is another nice wing player with good skills but also works well without needing a lot of touches.