Posted On: 11/8/17 7:15 PM

KC (Mo.) TOP RIM PROTECTORS

Prep Hoops Missouri takes a look at some of the top rim protecting big men in the KC area.

Yor Anei, 6’10, C, 2018, Lee’s Summit West

The Oklahoma State commit moves over from Shawnee Mission South (Kan.) and will provide a big time front line at Lee’s Summit West as he will team with Creighton commit Christian Bishop. Anei has a big frame with long arms, good athleticism and brings the ability to block shots and defend the rim. He has the ability to finish plays with authority around the rim and is an improving offensive player.

Tyson Cathy, 6’6, PF/C, 2018, Liberty North

Cathy is an underrated shot blocker, defender and rebounder. He’s not a big leaper or blessed with 6’10 size like some of the other players on this list, but he is strong, holds his position well in the paint, then challenges players at the moment they attempt a shot. He rarely is out of position or is caught leaping or getting called for fouls after leaving his feet due to a head fake. He is a terrific high school player and could develop into a small college prospect as well.

Michael Peake, 6’6, PF, 2019, KC Northeast

Playing at KC Northeast, Peake doesn’t get a lot of attention, but he is a strong, athletic forward who can impact the game at both ends of the floor. He is a tough match-up in the paint for most teams, has some face-up skills, and at the defensive end is a strong rebounder and shot blocker.

Kamto Eze, 6’7, PF/C, 2019, Grandview

After seeing limited varsity action a year ago, Eze is poised for a breakout season after a strong summer competing for Team Rush 16U squad. He runs the floor exceptionally well for a big man, is a terrific shot blocker and can play above the rim at the offensive end. While still a little raw, he has a lot of upside due to his athleticism and length.

Cecil Lee, 6’7, PF/C, 2018, Park Hill

Lee is among the KC area’s premier athletes, combing good length and athleticism with a long, rangy frame. He is extremely quick off his feet and has the ability to block jump shots on the perimeter where he has good, quick feet, as well as block shots from the weak side in the paint. He has a raw, but improving skill set and has a lot of upside due to his athleticism.

Roman Wilson, 6’10, PF/C, 2019, Park Hill

There’s not many more talented big men in the Kansas City area than Wilson who has great size and length and combines good size with terrific athletic ability. He has already drawn several Division I offers and will likely add more over the next several months. Wilson played up an age group this summer with MoKan Elite’s 17U squad and put together a strong summer on the EYBL circuit.