Prep Hoops Missouri has spent the past three days in Springfield at the Class 4-6 State Championships at Missouri State University. There were some very impressive young prospects from the Class of 2025 who were putting in work at the…
Prep Hoops Missouri has spent the past three days in Springfield at the Class 4-6 State Championships at Missouri State University. There were some very impressive young prospects from the Class of 2025 who were putting in work at the Final Four. Here is a look at some of those young standouts.
Jordan Martin Jordan Martin 6'5" | SF Jefferson City | 2025 State MO (Jefferson City): The 6’4 forward is a baseball standout who’s already committed to Arkansas, but he’s also a stud on the basketball court. His physical strength combined with his slick inside moves and slashing ability enable him to get buckets at any time. He averaged 20 points a game this season and finished the year with a 34-point performance against Pembroke Hill in the third-place game.
Dierre Hill Dierre Hill 6'0" | CG Vashon | 2025 State MO Jr. (Vashon): The 6’0 guard is a lock down defender and one of the toughest competitors that I watched during the weekend. He sets the tone for Vashon’s full court pressure with his relentless on ball defense. He is also a capable scorer with his slashing moves. He also excels in the transition game.
Xavier Wilson Xavier Wilson 6'7" | SF Staley | 2025 State MO (Staley): A 6’7 forward who comes off the bench to provide athleticism and versatility for a powerful Falcons team that won the Class 6 state championship. He came up big in the third quarter of the state championship game with some tough driving buckets as the Falcons pulled away from Kickapoo.
Zay Wilson (Father Tolton): The 6’0” point guard is an excellent young prospect who picked up an offer from Missouri State University after his excellent weekend. In the semifinals against Vashon, he scored a team high 18 points and handled the ball against the Wolverines intense pressure for the full 32 minutes. He was constantly on the attack and he has a nice pull up jumper with good elevation. He’s very quick and changes speeds very well and he has a high basketball IQ.
Trey Williams Jr. (Vashon): The 6’1″ shooting guard came up with a very nice performance in the Wolverines’ state championship game victory over Park Hills Central. He displayed his shooting stroke early with a pair of 3-pointers in the first quarter to get the Wolverines off to a fast start. He also scored on a slick baseline drive when defenders closed out on him. He finished the game with a team-high 12 points in the state final.
Andrew Moore Andrew Moore 5'11" | PG Troy | 2025 State MO (Troy): The 6’0″ point guard plays with a lot of savvy and confidence as a playmaker and a scoring threat. He plays well off the ball as he can knock down the 3-pointer and get to the basket on a smooth drive. He also moves well without the ball. He scored 11 points in the Trojans’ victory over Jackson in the Class 6 third-place game. He will take over as a full-time point guard for the Trojans next season.
Antonio Williams (St. Joe Lafayette): I got my first look at this 6’1″ wing guard in the Class 4 state semifinals against Park Hills Central and I was impressed with his performance. The young lefty is a smooth slashing threat who could find seams in the defense and get buckets in traffic. He is a nice athlete who plays under control with the ability to finish in the lane. He scored 10 points in that semifinal game.