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Posted On: 12/18/17 4:01 PM
RAYTOWN — One of Kansas City’s premier two-way guards, Raytown South 2018 guards Jamar Madge brings energy to both ends of the floor and takes pride on his ability to defend.
Capable of playing either guard spot, Madge brings good size, length and athleticism to the court with the ability to play above the rim and knock down the 3-pointer.
He also has a developing mid-range game and has shown the ability to create that shot off the dribble.
This past summer he competed for KC Team Rush 17U squad and says the experience playing for coach Victor Williams has helped prepare him for the upcoming season and beyond.
“This past summer was good for me I played on a team with a lot of talented players that challenged me day in and day out as well as my coach Victor Williams who was always trying to get the best out of me I grew in my court vision, leadership, strength, and athleticism,” Madge said.
Off to a 5-2 start, Raytown South has dropped games this season to Liberty and Hogan Prep, but Madge says the team is still growing as they insert varsity newcomers to the rotation.
“I feel like we have a solid group of guys we have some talented sophomores along a great group of seniors and I feel like with me and Sevon Witt at the helm we can do big things this year,” Madge said.
Madge says his dad has had the biggest influence on his basketball career to date and has helped teach him the basic skills of the game.
He enjoys watching Portland Trailblazer guard CJ McCollum who has become an NBA all-star level player.
“His change of speed is amazing and he is incredibly fundamental and his lack of crazy athleticism he uses that to his advantage and I have taken that part of his game and tried to implement it into mine,” Madge said.
Recruiting for Madge was slow in the early going, but has started to pick up as the season got under way. He has received interest from Western Illinois, Southwest Minnesota State, Washburn, Sioux Falls and Rockhurst.
He says he still hoping for some Division I interest, but does not currently hold any offers.