Posted On: 01/26/18 5:23 PM
Stock Risers: Look at several 2019 prospects that are raising their profile
Several players in the 2019 class across the state have raised their profile this season and here, Prep Hoops takes a look at five of the biggest risers this season.
Jarrett Hensley, 6’7, F, 2019, Shawnee Mission North (pictured)
There might not be a forward who has raised his stock more this season in the 2019 class than Hensley who combines good size and length with good athleticism and a diverse skill set. He can shoot the ball from the 3-point line, can put the ball on the floor and get to the basket a little, and is putting together a big season for SMN. Hensley can play above the rim at both ends of the floor and has good timing as a shot blocker. Look for him to begin to gain additional interest from college programs and start picking up offers soon.
Devon Koehn, 6’8, F, 2019, Maize
He doesn’t put up big numbers for Maize, but Koehn is an athletic, rim-protecting big man who runs the floor exceptionally well and bring activity and the ability to finish around the basket to the court. Koehn is one of several players in the Maize junior class who have helped lead the Eagles to a big season.
Kael Kordonowy, 6’7, F, 2019, Maize South
There aren’t many big men around the state who are putting up a bigger stat line this season than Kordonowy. Blessed with long arms and some bounce in his step, Kordonowy is averaging 18.6 points, 13.1 rebounds and 4.2 blocked shots per game. He is shooting better than 60 percent from the field and has shown some explosiveness around the basket, throwing down several eye-popping slams this season. He’s definitely a player to watch going forward.
Zane Meeks, 6’8, PF, 2019, Shawnee Mission East
We feel like mentioning Meeks again here might be a bit like beating a dead horse, but he deserves mention as one of the state’s better junior prospects who continues to raise his profile. Meeks has the potential to develop into a stretch 4 type, is a good rebounder, shot blocker and has the ability to throw down dunks on occasion as well. He’s already drawing Division I interest and offers.
Siler Tschirhart, 6’8, PF, 2019, Blue Valley
There aren’t many better true low post performers in the state than Tschirhart who is putting together a big season for the Tigers. At 6’8, Tschirhart brings strength and toughness and a willingness to mix it up in the paint. He’s mostly a below-the-rim performer, but is skilled enough to score in the post, has the mentality for low post play and rebounds well. He’s almost certainly played his way into the Division II level and with a big offseason could move up from there.