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Posted On: 12/15/17 8:10 PM
TEN BEST; Bishop Miege (Kan.)-Lee’s Summit North (Mo.)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The second of ten boys’ basketball games this weekend at the Cable Dahmer Shootout held at Avila University saw a shorthanded Lee’s Summit North squad hang tough with Kansas’ power Bishop Miege before falling short in the second half.
Lee’s Summit North, now 5-4 this season, was short handed as they played without standout 2019 guard Javaunte Hawkins.
Here, Prep Hoops takes a look at several standouts from the contest.
MVP: Jeremiah Robinson-Earl (6’8, PF, 2019, Bishop Miege). An easy choice here, Robinson-Earl is a tough match-up for nearly any team and he had it all working on Friday, throwing down dunks, knocking down 3-pointers and showing off the diverse skill set that has made him a hot commodity on the recruiting trail throughout his high school career.
Best Offensive Player: Ezekiel Lopes (6’2, G, 2018, Bishop Miege). We’re not entirely sure he was the best offensive player in a game in which several players performed at a high level, but Lopes certainly had the most impressive offensive player as he threw a down a one-handed slam along the baseline in traffic with four minutes remaining in the game. Lopes combines terrific athleticism with the ability to stroke the 3 and get to the basket. He’s an underrated prospects in Kansas.
Best Defensive Player: Jeremiah Garrett (6’0, PG, 2018, Bishop Miege). Garrett is a good all-around point guard who displays terrific leadership qualities and runs a team well at the point, but he also plays tough, lock down defense. He’s a gritty, hard-nosed player who does a lot of the little things.
Best Rebounder: Elijah Farr (6’7, PF, 2018, Lee’s Summit North). Farr came to play on Friday against a tough Bishop MIege front line, scoring in the post in the first half and helping Lee’s Summit North stay close throughout much of the early going.
Best Shooter: Logan Jenkins (6’4, SG, 2018, Lee’s Summit North). Jenkins probably didn’t have his best shooting performance on Friday, but caught heat late in the game and showed a quick release and terrific range. Jenkins has good size and length and is likely going to find a home at the next level.
Best Passer: Tommy Erwin (6’5, F, 2019, Lee’s Summit North). Erwin had a solid all-around game for the Broncos scoring in the paint, shooting from the outside and, like Farr, battled a tough Bishop MIege front line. He also showed the ability to pass out of the paint and put together a solid, all-around game.
Best Player off the Bench: Stone Jeffries (6’3, SG, 2019, Bishop Miege). There wasn’t a lot going on off either of the two team’s benches until late in the game, but Jeffries showed he might have a home in the Stags’ backcourt next season after the graduation of Garrett and Lopes. He has good size, handles the ball a little and is a good outside shooter. He made good use of his limited playing time on Friday and showed flashes of brilliance.
Name to Remember: Spencer Jones (6’5, F, 2019, Bishop Miege). Jones is a long rangy wing player who does a lot of things well. He helps give Miege a long, athletic front line as he teams with Robinson-Earl and Early. On Friday he showed the ability to knock down short shots, finish around the basket and defend multiple positions. He defers to others at the offensive end for the most part, but shows flashes of the ability to score at a high level as well.