Posted On: 01/14/18 10:55 AM
Five Takeaways: Lee’s Summit West (Mo.)-CBC (Mo.)
LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. — The sixth and final game of the 810varsity Showcase on Saturday featured Lee’s Summit West knocking off CBC of St. Louis, 59-53.
Creighton recruit Christian Bishop put together a huge game for the Titans, going for 24 points, 14 rebounds and 10 blocked shots to record a unique triple double.
Here, Prep Hoops takes a look at five takeaways from Saturday’s game.
Bishop a talented forward
A 6’7 2018 forward, Creighton recruit Christian Bishop put together a big performance for Lee’s Summit West on Saturday recording a rare triple double that included points, rebounds and blocks. Bishop is an athletic forward with good length who plays above the rim at both ends of the court. He does most of his damage along the baseline and around the rim, but shows a smooth outside shooting stroke and could develop into a wing player at the next level.
Both teams without star power
CBC was without 2020 guard Caleb Love who has already drawn several NCAA Division I offers, while Lee’s Summit West was without Mario Goodrich and big man Yor Anei. Also a football standout, Goodrich was originally a Nebraska commit, but after a coaching change has opened his recruitment. He spent Saturday on a recruiting trip to LSU. Anei is a big, athletic 6’10 post who committed to Oklahoma State this fall.
Talented young player still earning stripes
CBC 6’11 2020 big man Davion Bradford got limited playing time for the Cadets on Saturday, coming off the bench and providing some good moments at both ends of the floor. Bradford is earning his stripes for head coach Justin Tatum, but shows tremendous long-term potential. He is a big, powerfully built post player who runs the floor well, has good hands and an emerging skill set in the post. He is tough for most high school teams to keep off the boards and does a good job challenging opponents at the basket.
Johnson continues to impress
Lee’s Summit West 6’0 2019 guard Rich Johnson continues to impress this season. On Saturday, he showed elite quickness and the ability to get to the bucket off the dribble. He spent significant time at the free throw line and showed a floater in the lane and ability to finish in traffic. He is putting together a big season for the Titans and his play was key on Saturday.
Youngster gets playing time
Colby Baggett, a 6’3 2021 guard, got key playing time on Saturday for Lee’s Summit West with Goodrich and Anei out of action. Baggett has good size for a guard and plays under control, lets the game come to him and gives the Titans another ball handler in its backcourt.