Posted On: 11/27/17 6:52 PM

Week 3: KC area games to watch

Prep Hoops takes a look at some of the biggest games in Week 3.

Blue Springs vs. Blue Springs South

Date: Thursday (Dec.7)

Two city rivals square off in an early season battle for bragging rights. Both teams are coming off terrific seasons a year ago, but must replace key players. Blue Springs likely has the edge here as they return one of the city’s premier inside-out duos in 2018 shooting guard RJ Lawrence and Daniel Parker Jr. South returns Ethan Swanegan, but is otherwise looking to a new cast of players to step up at the varsity level.

Players to Watch

Blue Springs: Daniel Parker Jr. (6’4, PF, 2018), RJ Lawrence (5’11, G, 2018), Stefan Black (6’1, G, 2020).

Blue Springs South: Ethan Swanegan (6’5, F, 2018).

Rockhurst at Raytown

Date; Tuesday, Dec. 5

Raytown is poised for another big season after winning more than 20 games a year ago. They return big man tandem Mason Fair and Devin Drew as well as point guard Robert Proctor, one of the KC area’s most underrated guards. Rockhurst, meanwhile, features a deep and talented team returning to the court, while the Broncos feature several talented guards as well as a quality big man.

Players to Watch

Raytown: Mason Fair (6’5, PF, 2018), Devin Drew (6’4, PF, 2018), Robert Proctor (6’0, PG, 2018)

Rockhurst: Xavier Rhodes (6’1, G, 2018), Glen McClintock (6’1, G, 2019), Daylen Ridgnal (6’4, F, 2019), Jake Thompson (6’0, G, 2018).

Stanberry at Bishop LeBlond

Date: Dec. 8

Bishop LeBlond is off to a 1-0 start with a win over West Platte (66-50), while Stanberry is 1-0 with a 53-50 win over Mound City. Stanberry won a Class 1 state championship two years ago and are hungry to get back to the Final Four this season. The Bulldogs feature a terrific 1-2 punch in 6’6 2018 forward Brad Hailey and 6’0 2019 guard Cole Durbin. They teamed to score 41 points in its season opener.

Players to Watch

Bishop LeBlond;

Stanberry: Brady Hailey (6’5, F, 2018), Cole Durbin (6’0, G, 2019)