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Posted On: 12/6/17 1:58 AM
Five Takeaways: Olathe East-KC Southeast
The final game of the Championship Showdown held at Shawnee Mission East on Tuesday featured one of Kansas’ premier young players as 2020 point guard K.T. Raimey showed off the skill set that has several college programs paying attention this winter.
Here, Prep Hoops takes a look at several players who stood out in the nightcap.
KC Southeast no pushover
The Knights came to play in a game in which they were probably an underdog. KC Southeast was down one at the end of one (11-10) and continued to keep it close throughout much of the first half before Olathe East eventually pulled away. They played hard and stayed in constant attack mode throughout.
Olathe East an improving squad
The Falcons are coming off a 7-14 season and were coming off a four=point loss in its opener on Friday, but showed they have a well-rounded squad on Tuesday, armed with good guard play and some emerging interior players as well. K.T. Raimey, Luke Stuewe and 5’9 2019 guard Jake Reynolds are a good trio of guards, while 6’5 2019 Charlie Bell is a strong interior player and 6’2 2018 forward Kaleb Mackey plays bigger than hist listed height.
Charlie Bell a strong big man
A 6’5, 2019 PF, Olathe East big man Charlie Bell is a skilled forward who makes things happen. He is strong wth the ball, gets on the boards and can step out and knock down perimeter shots or play in the high post. He was a big presence in the paint against Southeast going for six points and seven rebounds in the first half alone.
Raimey brings length, skill to court
A rising 2020 prospect, Olathe East 6’4 point guard K.T. Raimey had some bright moments early on before exiting the game with an injury midway through the second quarter. He terrific size, length and quickness for a point guard. He handles it well, shows good court vision and a smooth shooting stroke from the perimeter.
Stuewe an underrated shooter, guard
Olathe East 6’0 guard Luke Stuewe impressed on Tuesday with his ability to handle pressure in the backcourt and knock down open shots. Stuewe, who is coming off a strong summer playing for the KC Spurs, is a terrific outside shooter who is willing to let the game come to him.