Posted On: 01/20/18 5:39 PM
Five Takeaways: Lawrence-Wichita South
TOPEKA, Kan. — The third-place game of the Topeka Invitational saw Wichita South get a game-winning bucket from Keehan Miller as time expired and capture the third-place game of the Topeka Invitational Tournament with a 53-51 win.
Miller led all scorers with 19 points, while Lawrence got 11 points from Savonni Shazor and Clarence King in the loss.
Here, Prep Hoops take a look at five things that stood out in the contest.
Miller impresses, hits game winner, finds the range for Wichita South
Wichita South 6’4 2019 Keehan Miller player knocked down four 3-pointers and scored 19 points to lead the Titans. A long, rangy wing player, Miller can handle the ball a little and get to the basket off the bounce as well as dial it up from distance. He was also active on the boards, finishing with five rebounds. With the game tied late in the fourth quarter, Wichita South had the ball with 20-plus seconds to go and spread the court and played for the final shot. Miller got the ball near halfcourt and drove into the lane and spun his way to the basket and made a tough, contested lay-up for the winner.
The Lions brought a trio of talented players off its bench on Saturday in 2019 guard Clarence King, 2018 guard Von Dave Jacobs and 2021 guard Zeke Mayo. All three had solid moments of play, led by King’s 11 points, and all three were on the court at the end of a close game. King is still recovering from an offseason injury and getting back to full strength, but he had some solid moments of play on Saturday. He is a big guard who brings solid leadership to the court. Jacob is a 5’7 guard who brings elite speed and quickness and a fearless attitude to the court.
A 6’6 2019 wing player, Lawrence’s Savonni Shazor impressed on Saturday with his length, athleticism and emerging skill set. He hit a pair of 3-pointers in the first quarter and finished with 11 points to lead Lawrence. He needs to continue to work on his overall strength, but he shows flashes of brilliance and has a lot of physical tools.
Remy Lemovou (pictured) an emerging big man to watch
A 6’8 2018 post player, Wichita South’s Remy Lemovou has largely flown under the radar in Kansas hoops. He is an active big man who works hard on the boards and at the defensive end of the court. Offensively, his game is largely still a work in progress, but he is a hard worker who battles in the paint. On Saturday, he went for nine points and a game-high nine rebounds despite sitting out much of the fourth quarter with foul trouble.
Mayo a freshman to watch
One of the better 2021 players in Kansas we’ve seen this season, Lawrence wing player Zeke Mayo is a smooth, 6’2 guard with good length and a diverse, all-around skill set. He still has work to do in the weight room and will need to get stronger, but he has a good feel for the game and just makes things happen when he’s on the court. He hit a pair of 3-pointers, scored eight points and handed out several assists late in the contest.