Preview: Sager Shootout

High School

Posted On: 12/8/17 10:00 AM

The field is set for the Sager Shootout, which will be held on Saturday at MICDS.

The four-game showcase event will pit four teams from Missouri against four teams from Illinois. The proceeds from the shootout will benefit the Sager Strong Foundation for leukemia research. The event is named in honor of Craig Sager, the famed NBA reporter and personality who died from leukemia last December. The showcase game of the event will the finale when a veteran Duchesne team will take on a Pickneyville (IL) squad that won 29 games last season.

Players to Watch


Austin Thompson 6’2″ MICDS

Mitch Fairless 6’5″ Duchesne

Adam Moore 6’6″ Duchesne

Grant Jausel 6’2″ Pickneyville

Blake Weiss 6’6″ Mascoutah (IL)

Luke Lowenstein 6’5″ Duchesne

Lucas Theising 6’4″ Mater Dei (IL)

Julian Cheaney 6’5″ MICDS

JC Moll 5’10” Pickneyville


Malik Green 6’2″ Mascoutah (IL)

Nick Kurz 6’5″ Priory

Bret Greiner 6’4″ Priory

Darryl Sams 5’10” Priory


Luke Ervie 6’1″ Freeburg

Darion Smith 6’3″ MICDS

Dawson Yates 6’1″ Pickneyville

Devin Kitchen 6’1″ Pickneyville



Freeburg vs. Clayton, noon

Priory vs. Breese Mater Dei, 1:30 p.m.

MICDS vs. Mascoutah, 3 p.m.

Duchesne vs. Pinckneyville, 4:30 p.m.