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Posted On: 12/17/17 11:28 AM
FIVE TAKEAWAYS: St. James (Kan.)-Grandview (Mo.)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — One of Missouri’s premier Class 4 teams, Grandview, ran away from St. James Academy on Saturday for a 59-37 win as part of the two-day Cable Dahmer Shootout held at Avila University in Kansas City.
Here, Prep Hoops takes a look at five things that stood out in the contest.
Taylor a KC Player of the Year candidate
Even after his commitment to a Division I program, Taylor remains one of the Kansas City area’s most underrated players. The Air Force commit dropped 20 points and had it all working on Saturday, going 4 for 8 from 3, adding a game-high eight rebounds, along with three assists and three steals. He has good size for a guard and the ability to play either guard spot.
Moellers an elite shooter
Just a sophomore, Moellers can carry a team offensively with his outside shooting and all-around offensive skills. On Saturday, Grandview made things difficult for the St. James guards, and Moellers had a hard time getting going, but he still found time to score 14 points to lead the xx. A 6’2 2020 guard, Moellers wes just 2 for 11 from 3-point range, but those numbers bely his abilities as a shooter — he’s one of the better knock down shooters we’ve seen through the early going of the 2017-18 season.
Sorrells finds the range
When he has it working from distance like he did on Saturday, Grandview 2019 guard DeAndre Sorrells is one of the Bulldogs’ most important players. He is a knock down shooter and a good ball handler in the backcourt. On Saturday, he was 4 for 7 from 3-point range and added dour assists and a pair of steals. Sorrells has a quick release but had been struggling with his shot this season.
Eze an emerging big man
An athletic 6’6 2019 big man, Kamto Eze is coming off a strong summer playing for KC Team Rush and on Saturday he showed flashes of brilliance as a shot blocker, rim protector and strong finisher around the basket. He finished with three blocks, seven points and seven rebounds.
Worley solid in defeat
There weren’t many highlights for St. James in Saturday’s loss, but Worley is a smooth 6’0 2018 guard with a left handed shooting stroke. He struggled from the field, but was 6 for 6 at the free throw line and made some things happen off the bounce. Worley finished with nine points.