Spring Kick Off (2017): Saturday session — Kansas Spotlight

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Posted On: 04/9/17 8:14 AM

Prep Hoops takes a look at the Kansas Standouts over the weekend at the Spring Kick Off (2017) held in Denver, Colo.

Levi Bruan, 6’3, 2019, Topeka Hayden, SSA Elite 16U

He is a strong, heady point guard who plays with terrific pace. Plays under control and within himself, can stick open shots, gets all the way to the bucket and does a lot of little things at a high level. Braun is a terrific rebounder for a guard and a good defender.

Brett Chapple, 6’4, 2019, Lawrence, SSA Elite 16U

One of the better players in Kansas’ 2019 class, Chapple is the consummate glue-guy will to do whatever it takes to help his team win. He rebounds, he defender, he moves well without the ball, and rarely has an offensive play called for him — yet still finds ways to score in bunches.

AJ Dickerson, 6’2, 2019, Junction City, SSA Elite 16U

Had one of the big shots of Saturday’s events as he hit a contested 3-pointer at the buzzer to give SSA Elite 16U a thrilling win over xx. Dickerson is a strong, athletic 2 guard that is capable of playing above the rim and can handle some point guard duties.

DeShawn Hanika, 6’3, 2018, Topeka Hayden, SSA Elite 17U

Kid can really rebound. He’s an undersized forward who is a good athlete with some developing perimeter skills, but spend the past high school season mainly focused on playing inside and that has carried over to the spring. He has been a force on the boards at both ends of the court, coming up with a slew of offensive rebounds. He has also shown some of the perimeter skills that his college future likely will rest on — has a nice touch from the perimeter and can put the ball on the floor as well.

Silar Tschirhart, 6’8, 2019, Blue Valley, KC Spurs

On school big man with an old-school game in the paint. Has terrific size and is willing to put it to use in the paint as he looks to score on the block. Defensively =, he’s tough to push around and on the boards he’s an aggressive performer. Ts

Mikey Wycoff, 6’2, 2018, Link Prep, SSA Elite

One of the better players in Kansas this past year at Bishop Seabury, Wycoff is capable of handling both point and shooting guard duties, is a terrific competitor and athlete and is able to break his man down off the dribble and attack the bucket or create separation for pull-up jumpers. His range extends beyond the 3-point arc. Has reclassified and will attend Link Prep in Branson, Mo.