Five takeaways: Free State-Wichita North

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Posted On: 03/4/18 1:09 AM

LAWRENCE, Kan. — Free State opened Saturday’s sub-state finale against Wichita North by taking command early with a 10-0 run and cruised to a  54-40 win, punching their ticket to the Kansas 6A state championships.

Free State, now 17-5 this season, got 18 points from 2018 point guard Garrett Luinstra, while Wichita North got a game-high 20 points from Tyjuan Butner. North was playing without 2021 standout Jackie Johnson III who left the team.

Here, Prep Hoops Kansas takes a look at some of the top standouts from Saturday’s contest.

King shows well-rounded game (pictured)

Bonsi King, a 6’2 2018 wing scored seven points on 3 of 6 shooting and showcased a well-rounded game. He is a terrific ball handler and playmaker and is capable of creating offense and knocking down outside shots.

Robinson big inside, makes decision

Free State 6’5 2018 big man Jalan Robinson helped the Firebirds advance, scoring 12 points, then made news when he announced he will be a Kansas Jayhawk on the football field next season. Robinson is a big, strong physical post player with soft hands a terrific touch around the basket. He uses his body well, has good footwork and is a tough player for most teams to match up with.

Tyjuan Butner puts together strong game

A 6’2 2018 forward, Butner was one of the few bright spots on Saturday for North who is terrific in transition, handles the ball well and is capable of making tough chances around the goal look easy.

Hatter an underrated forward

A 6’6 2018 forward, Wichita North Peyton Hatter didn’t have his best game shooting the ball, going 3 for 12, and finished with eight points, but did some good things overall and shows a diverse skill set. He has good length, is mobile, and capable of stepping out and handling the ball and shooting from the outside.