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Posted On: 12/18/17 12:52 PM
EVENT RECAP: Top freshmen at Cable Dahmer Shootout
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The two-day Cable Dahmer Shootout held on Friday and Saturday at Avila University in Kansas City featured some of the best teams from the Kansas and Missouri side of the border with several exciting games and players.
Here, Prep Hoops takes a look at several freshmen that stood out at the event.
Jaylon McDaniel, 6’7, F, 2021, Blue Springs South (Mo.)
McDaniel might be as talented as any ninth-grader in Kansas City. He is armed with a long, rangy basketball frame and appears to still be growing. He has plenty of bounce, gets up off the floor and can play high above the rim. He has a still-developing skill set but shows some good skills for a youngster. He threw down some impressive slams in Blue Springs South’s win over St. Thomas Aquinas on Friday.
Luke Adams, 6’0, PG, 2021, Blue Valley North (Kan.)
Adams brought some much-needed calm to the Mustangs’ backcourt in a wild game against Park Hill and led the team in scoring off the bench with 11 points. He knocked down a 3 and went 6 for 6 from the free throw line. He’s not real big just yet, but displays a good skill set for a young guard.
Michael Cahill, 5’10, G, 2021, St. James Academy (Kan.)
There weren’t many bright spots for St. James in a lopsided defeat to Grandview on Saturday, but Cahill came off the Thunder bench and gave the squad some solid minutes. He scored five points, knocked down a 3 and played turnover free basketball in 16 minutes of play.
Colby Baggett, 6’3, G, 2021, Lee’s Summit West (Mo.)
Baggett got limited run for the Titans off the bench on Saturday, playing a little less than two minutes, but to get any run for team at the Titans level is special. Baggett has good size for a guard at 6’3 and showed poised and a well-rounded skill set.
Jack Chapman, 6’5, G, 2021, Blue Valley Northwest (Kan.)
We really like Chapman’s game. He has a well-rounded skill set, is a terrific finisher for a young guard and can do a lot of different things. He also has a big frame with good size at 6’5 for a guard and a lot of upside.
Keyren Spiller, 6’3, F, 2021, Center (Mo.)
One of the better freshmen we have seen this season, Center 6’3 2021 forward Keyren Spiller is an impressive talent for a young player blessed with good size and a well-rounded game. He went for seven points and five rebounds, but impacted the game in a variety of ways.