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Posted On: 09/27/16 11:13 AM
The inaugural Prep Hoops Missouri Top 250 Expo was held last weekend at the Center of St. Louis. Nearly 200 players were on hand to participate in what was a very successful event. The Top 250 Expo, we witnessed some potential future standouts in the Class of 2020 who are just beginning their high school careers.
Here is a look at some of the top players from the Class of 2020 who were in attendance at the Top 250 Expo:
J.J. Schwepker 6’4″ Fort Zumwalt South: A skilled combo forward with good size who flashed an impressive stroke from 3-point range. Schwepker shot the ball well off the catch and in pick and pop situations. In the skill sessions, he also displayed some nice ball handling skills with the ability to take the ball to the basket off the dribble.
Corey Cushshon 5’7″ South City Prep: A small and stout point guard who really did a nice job running the offense and making plays. He handled the ball against pressure with ease and dropped several nice dimes to teammates. Corey also displayed a nice 3-point stroke when left open. Played with a lot of poise.
Ben Folz 6’1″ Jefferson City: A very good wing player who was one of the most impressive shooters among the young players. If he was left open from 3-point range, it was nearly automatic. He moves well without the ball and ran out in transition and made long jumpers off the fast break.
Clinton Okoulatsongo 6’3″ Francis Howell: A nice rangy athlete with plenty of bounce. Very explosive athlete who loved dunking the basketball. He was good at slashing to the basket and he rebounded the basketball well. With his size and athleticism, he has a substantial upside, especially if he develops his ball handling and perimeter skills.
Darion Smith 6’3″ MICDS: A young power forward who participated in just the skills portion of the workout, but he left quite an impression with his explosive athleticism. Everything was a dunk. I mean everything. Dunks off the drop step. Dunks on drives from the wing. Smith also has good footwork in the post and can pull up and knock down a 15 footer. Youngster has a big upside.
Breven McMullen 6’4″ Park Hills Central: A talented young player with good size and a nice skill set. I was very impressed with his ability to shoot the deep ball. He looked to be the ideal Stretch 4 with his ability to knock down 3-pointers off the catch. McMullen is also a good passer and ball handler who was comfortable on the perimeter.
Brennan Jeffries 5’9″ Jefferson City: An excellent floor leader who knows how to play the point guard position. He’s a pass-first guard who knows how to direct an offense and get the ball to his open teammates. Very unselfish player who can shoot the ball when he is left open.
Jeffrey Reed 6’3″ Hazelwood Central: An athletic wing player who played with a lot of activity throughout the morning session. He has good ball handling skills and can get to the basket and finish. Reed is also a good rebounder and a solid defender.
Izaiah Wilson 5’10” Battle: A quick point guard who plays with a high motor. He was strong on the drive and did a nice job getting to the rim. He did a good job on both ends of the floor.
Derrick McKay 5’7″ Soldan: Small point guard who has excellent quickness and plays with a lot of pace. He did a nice job of advancing he ball and getting to the basket on dribble penetration and finding open teammates for buckets.