Posted On: 12/14/17 10:14 PM
Missouri Early Season Stock Risers
Prep Hoops takes a look at five players who have risen their profile through the early stages of the season in the Kansas City, Mo. area.
Will Eames, 6’4, F, 2018, Lee’s Summit
Eames can really fill it up from all over the court. He has good size, rebounds at a good level and can get hot from 3-point range and fill it up. Eames is among the better offensive players in the KC area who hasn’t gotten a lot of recruiting attention just yet.
Javaunte Hawkins, 5’11, G, 2019, Lee’s Summit North
Hawkins set a Webster Tournament record for total points scored over three days and has really taken his game to new heights this season. He is quick, can handle the ball and create space and scored at all three levels.
Marty Jackson, 6’5, F, 2018, Hogan Prep
Jackson is a slender forward who is probably playing a little out of position for an undersized Hogan Prep squad, but he has given the Rams good minutes at a post position where he is an active defender and a good finisher at the offensive end. But Jackson has shown he other skills too as he is capable of stepping out in the perimeter and knocking down outside shots.
Jamar Madge, 6’3, G, 2018, Raytown South
Madge has emerged as a legit Division II prospect with his strong play early in the season. He has a long, rangy frame for a guard, terrific athletic ability and and can play either guard spot. He can play off the ball as well as play the point and run a team. He’s an intriguing prospect due to his athleticism, size and all-around skills.
Mason Taylor, 6’4, G, 2018, Grandview
Kid is taking over while playing on a talented Grandview team this season. An Air Force recruit, Taylor is among the state’s most underrated players, capable of creating offense off the bounce, playing a little at both the point and the 2-guard spot and does a variety of things well. He is averaging 21.3 points, 4.5 rebounds, 2.8 assists and shooting 53 percent from the field and 46 percent from 3-point range.