Torrence Watson, Whitfield

Posted On: 11/15/17 10:00 AM

Here is a look at some of the top Class 3 players to watch in the state:

Torrence Watson 6’5″ Whitfield ’18: University of Missouri recruit averaged 29 points a game in leading the Warriors to the Class 3 state championship game in ’17.

Damien Daniels 5’8″ Hogan Prep ’18: Abilene Christian recruit averaged nearly 30 points a game in leading Hogan Prep to a third-place finish in the state tournament.

Jamarr Williams 6’7″ Northwest Academy ’18: Athletic power forward who is one of the state’s premiere rebounders. Led the Hornets to the state championship last season.

Mardareyon Clark 6’4″ Charleston ’18: One of the most improved players in the state last season. He averaged a double-double and put up some big numbers for a district championship team.

Malek Davis 5’10” Cardinal Ritter ’19: Excellent point guard who plays the game with an old soul. Led the Lions to a district championship last season.

Jordan Nesbit 6’5″ Lutheran North ’20: Excellent young wing player who returns after leading the Crusaders in scoring and rebounding as a freshman.

Ian Torrey 6’5″ Portageville ’18: Multi-sport standout who averaged 20 points while playing every position on the floor for Portageville.

Tallon Fonda 6’5″ Caruthersville ’18: Long, athletic wing player with a versatile set of offensive moves.

Latroy Harper 6’2″ Penney ’18: Prime-time athlete who can knock down perimeter jumpers and get to the rim to throw down slam dunks.

Adam Moore 6’6″ Duchesne ’18: Excellent Stretch 4 prospect who returns after averaging 14 points in leading the Pioneers to an 18-9 record.

CE Talton 6’3″ Monroe City ’19: Talented big combo guard who led Monroe City to a district championship as a sophomore.

Sam Stichnote 6’2″ Southern Boone ’19: Skilled young player who had a penchant for making clutch plays and making big shots when it matters the most.

Ethan Kilgore 6’6″ East Buchanan ’20: Talented big combo forward who produced some big numbers during a productive freshman season.

Connor McNew, Mountain Grove ’18: Veteran guard who returns to lead a balanced group that has made two consecutive runs to the Final Four.

Marty Jackson 6’5″ Hogan Prep ’18: Athletic combo forward who will make a big impact this season after a big summer on the grassroots circuit.

Jeramy Shaw 6’4″ Valley Park ’19: High-flying wing player who can really stuff the state sheet as a big point guard for the Hawks.

Klay Barton 6’1″ Doniphan ’18: Veteran point guard who can knock down long jumper and make his teammates better with his passing.

Jake Branham 6’2″ Springfield Catholic ’19: Excellent young shooting guard who returns from a 20-8 district championship team.

Sam Richardson 6’5″ Hancock ’20: Talented young combo forward who led the Tigers to a 22-win season and a berth in the district finals.