Posted On: 11/13/17 10:42 PM

KC (Mo.) Player the Year candidates

Ochai Agbaji, 6’3, SG, 2018, Oak Park

One of the best uncommitted prospects still on the board, Agbaji is a talented two-guard who put together a monster junior season, averaging 23 pints and 5.6 rebounds. He shot 52 percent from the field and 38 percent from 3. Agabji is tough off the bounce, gets to the bucket and can shoot from the outside.

Ronnie Bell, 6’2, SG, 2018, Park Hill

The Missouri State commit is one of the state’s premier all-around guards. He is coming off a big fall on the football field and is poised for a big senior season on the hardwood. We look for Park Hill to once again be among the KC area’s top teams.

Diego Bernard, 5’11, PG, 2018, Lafayette

One of the better returning point guards in Missouri, Bernard committed to play at Northwest Missouri State after a strong offseason competing for the KC Pacers. He brings elite speed and quickness to the court and is an improving perimeter shooter.

Christian Bishop, 6’7, SF, 2018, Lee’s Summit West 

The Creighton commit is likely to be a big part of one of the state’s premier Class 5 teams as the Titans look for a repeat trip to the Final Four. An athletic wing player, Bishop shows a smooth outside shooting stroke but can also play along the baseline and finish plays above the rim.

Jalen Lewis, 5’10, PG, 2018, Liberty

An elite perimeter shooter, Lewis helped the Blue Jays win 20 games a year ago. He is an elite 3-point shooter with a quick release and shoots from distance. Lewis has signed to play next year at Washburn.

Lamel Robinson, 5’11, PG, 2019, Park Hill South

A talented scoring point guard, Robinson helped South go 18-6 a year ago. The Panthers return a trio of talented guards and enter the upcoming season with high expectations. Able to handle the ball on a string and get to the bucket, Robinson combines good leadership at the PG spot with the ability to score the ball.

Mason Taylor, 6’4, SG, 2018, Grandview

One of the more underrated players in Kansas City, Taylor has committed to play at Air Force after a strong offseason playing for the KC Pacers. Taylor has good size and athleticism and a well-rounded game. He averaged 11.5 points, 4.4 rebounds and 2.3 assists and helped the Bulldogs to a 24-5 record.