Prep Hoops Missouri takes a look at a very talented group of still unsigned forwards in the Class of 2021. This is the first wave. Sekou Gassama Sekou Gassama 6'10" | PF DeSmet | 2021 State #166 Nation MO 6’10…
Prep Hoops Missouri takes a look at a very talented group of still unsigned forwards in the Class of 2021. This is the first wave.
6’10 DeSmet: An athletic big who has a solid skill set and has great length, which makes him an excellent rim-protector. He really runs the court well. Nice and fluid in his movements inside and outside. He can step out and hit the mid-range jumper off the catch and will knock down the 3-pointer on occasion. He averaged 11.6 points, 9.0 rebounds with 2.3 blocks in helping the Spartans to the Class 5 state quarterfinals.
6’9″ Greenwood: The power forward made big strides during the season as he became a very dependable scorer and rebounder. He’s a strong finisher around the basket and he does a good job of rebounding out of his area. Several Division I programs are on the case for this still developing player whose best basketball is still ahead of him.
6’9″ Priory: The power forward emerged in a big way with a huge senior year in becoming the Player of the Year in the Metro League, which was one of the best in St. Louis. His body has filled out nicely over the past four years and his game has blossomed as well. He was a force around the basket as a scorer and he extended his shooting range as well. He averaged 23.2 points, 11.7 rebounds and 1.5 blocks.
6’7″ MICDS: A southpaw jumping jack who plays with a lot of energy, especially when he is running the court and blocking shot. He was an excellent rebounder and rim-protector on a Rams’ team that won 20 games and a Metro League championship. He averaged 9.2 points, 9.9 rebounds and 2.3 blocks while shooting 60 percent from the field.
6’5″ Truman: A very capable Stretch 4 who had an excellent senior season the Patriots, who finished with a 19-7 record. He was one of the shooting forwards in the state as he hit 74 3-pointers on the season. When he wasn’t stretching the floor, he was getting tough rebounds, moving the ball, setting nice screens and getting to loose balls. He averaged 12.3 points, 4.8 rebounds and 2.3 assists a game.