Posted On: 11/14/17 9:57 AM
Here is a list of some of the top high-motor players around the Show-Me State. These players are defined by what position they play, but how hard they play and the results that they produce. They are players that are very productive without necessarily having to have plays run for them in the offense.
Josh Wallace 6’5″ CBC ’19: Physical young power forward who enjoyed a big summer with Brad Beal Elite 16U team. Plays hard at both ends and improved as a finisher around the rim. Ready to assume a bigger role after the transfer of top player Kale Catchings to Wentzville Liberty.
Cameron Williams 6’4″ Hazelwood Central ’18: High-flying wing player who gives maximum effort at all times. Loves to shoot the passing lanes and is really dangerous in the transition game where he can throw down swooping dunks.
Arther Green 6’3″ Parkway Central ’18: Talented football player who brings a high motor and great intensity to the basketball court. Combines athleticism and toughness to combat taller players on the basketball court. A big piece to Parkway Central’s Final Four team in ’17.
Tycen Gray 6’4″ Farmington ’19: A tough, physical young power forward who brings the thunder every time he steps on the floor. His endless pursuit for rebounds and loose balls is fun to watch, which in turn, has made Farmington an excellent Class 4 team to watch.
Atavian Butler 6’2″ McCluer North ’19: An athletic wing player who is arguably the best rebounding guard in the state of Missouri. He attacks the glass with reckless abandon. He enjoys attacking the basket on the dribble and finishes with dunks on a regular basis.
Donyae McCaskill 6’2″ Vashon ’19: One of the most athletic guards in the state. When he decides to go downhill off the pick and roll, somebody is going to get dunked on. Puts in a strong effort on the defensive end.
Wilshon Warren 6’2″ Northwest Academy ’18: Athletic guard who is tremendous at two things; knocking down open 3-pointers and throwing down big dunks in transition. Played a big role in the Hornets’ run to the Class 3 state championship.
Darian Smith 6’3″ MICDS ’20: A physical young forward who plays with great athleticism and toughness. He plays much bigger than his actual size as shown by his ability to dunk in traffic against bigger foes. He is also a good shot blocker for his size.