Five Takeaways: Blue Springs South (Mo.)-St. Thomas Aquinas (Kan.)

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Posted On: 12/16/17 12:43 PM

FIVE TAKEAWAYS: St. Thomas Aquinas (Kan.)-Blue Springs South (Mo.)

The third boys’ basketball in the two-day Cable Dahmer Shootout held at Avila University in Kansas City saw Blue Springs South hold on for a 51-45 win over St. Thomas Aquinas.

Football recruit shines

Ethan Swanegan, a strong, physical 6’6 forward does a lot of things on the football field in the fall, lining up all over the field as both a receiver and tight end, and on the basketball court he brings a diverse skill set as well. He can defend multiple positions at the defensive end of the court, and offensively he brings a diverse skill set to the court as well, able to bang in the post a little as well as handle the ball and play on the perimeter. He has committed to play football at Missouri State University.

Rosting the competition

St. Thomas Aquinas 2019 forward Joe Rost probably didn’t have his best game but showed a lot of the inside-out skills for a long, rangy wing player. He has a smooth perimeter shot and long arms that allows him to play bigger than his 6’4 listed height.

Ravencamp a solid lead guard

A 6’1 2018 point guard for Blue Springs South, Jared Ravencamp is a tough, hard-nosed competitor who works hard at both ends of the floor. He can shoot from the outside a little, but is at his best as a solid ball handler and a tough on-ball defender.

Genilo all over the boards

St. Thomas Aquinas got a much-needed boost from Zac Genilo who had eight rebounds in the first half for the Saints. A 6’5, 2019 forward, Genilo also showed the ability to knock down shots from the perimeter, moves well without the ball at the offensive end and played with a big motor throughout the contest.

Freshman to watch

A 6’7 2021 forward, Jaylon McDaniel is a long, rangy big man who plays above the rim despite his young age. He threw down a pair of impressive slams on Friday and despite battling foul trouble had an impact on the game at both ends of the floor.