Posted On: 12/9/17 4:00 PM
Here is a look at some of the top standouts from Friday night’s action from the Webster Classic. The host Webster Groves players are not listed as we had a Five Takeaways segment on them earlier today.
Jamarr Williams 6’7″ Northwest Academy: The 2018 power forward scored a game-high 19 points and put in his normal workmanlike effort on the boards in the victory over Staley. His game is not pretty, but it is very effective because of his never-ending quest for rebounds. He gets knocked to the floor all the time, but he always gets the desired result, which is a double-double.
Rayonte Childs 5’10” Northwest Acadmey: The smooth lefty 2018 point guard scored 18 points against Staley. He is quietly one of the top point guards in the city. He can orchestrate the offense, plus he has the ability to get buckets off of dribble penetration or can knock down 3-pointers. He is quick and he has the ability to play fast or slow, depending on what he wants to do.
Javaunte Hawkins 5’10” Lee’s Summit North: The talented 2019 point guard scored 15 points in the loss to Webster Groves. He was harassed pretty well by Webster defenders, but when was able to shake loose to knock down some long jumpers off the dribble. He has nice handles and a lot of shake-n-bake in his game to create looks for himself off the dribble. He scored 31 points in the first-round victory over Soldan.
Logan Jenkins 6’4″ Lee’s Summit North: A nice-sized wing player who scored 14 points in the loss to Webster Groves. He was one of the most impressive shooters in the tournament. If he gets a good look, he’s going to knock it down. And he will put it up from long distance. He also displayed a nice baseline jumper off the dribble from about 15 feet which was impressive.
Nick Rumbo 6’0″ Staley: The 2018 guard scored a team-high 13 points in the loss to Northwest in the semifinals. He is a tireless worker on offense who is constantly moving without the basketball. He is cutting hard at full speed and does a nice job of coming off screens to get buckets. He also knocked down a 3-pointer with range.
Elijah Farr 6’8″ Lee’s Summit North: The 2018 power forward was off the radar during the summer as he didn’t play basketball. The 260-pounder is also a Division I football prospect. He is also good in basketball. He moves well and has a nice skill set for a player of his size. He showed nice handles and will shoot the 3-pointer if left open.
Jesse Little 5’11” Soldan: The 2019 guard scored a game-high 20 points in the Tigers victory over Maplewood. He really exploded in the second half with 18 of those 20 points coming after halftime. He was big in the fourth quarter as he rallied the Tigers from a 10-point deficit with his 3-point shooting and driving to the basket.
Nate Grady-Liska 6’0″ Maplewood: The 2018 guard is built more like a football player with his stocky body, but he knows how to play the game and get buckets. He scored 20 points against Soldan. He has a funky looking high-arching 3-point that swishes the nets with regularity. On Friday night, Grady-Liska was also scoring on tough drives and strong cuts to the basket.