Posted On: 03/1/18 1:00 PM
There are some dynamic “Mr. Inside-Mr. Outside” combinations around the state with an excellent post player combines with a top perimeter player to create a very formidable duo. There are so many good one around the state, so here are a few of them at all levels:
Carte’are Gordon 6’8″ and Courtney Ramey 6’4″ (Webster Groves): This elite duo is gearing up for another run at a Class 5 state championship. Ramey is averaging 22 points, 6.8 rebounds, 6.0 assists and 1.4 steals while playing shutdown defense. He recently became the school’s career scoring and assists leaders. Gordon has been dominating to the tune of 17.8 points and 8.5 rebounds while shooting 61 percent from the field and blocking 39 shots.
Leon Perry 6’7″ and Brandon Frederick 5’9″ (Confluence Academy): The most potent inside-outside duo in Class 4. Perry is a load inside while averaging 22.6 points and 12 rebounds a game with 61 blocks while “L’il Buckets” has exploded this season to average 28 points a game while making a whopping 112 3-pointers. He also contributes five assists and five steals a game.
Kale Catchings 6’6″ and Jayce Catchings 6’3″ (Wentzville Liberty): The Inside-Outside brother act has done an excellent job for Liberty this season. Big brother Kale, a Harvard commit, is averaging 19 points and seven rebounds a game while shooting nearly 50 percent from the field. Jayce, an emerging 2020 guard, is averaging 16 points a game while shooting 38 percent from 3-point range. He has enjoyed some big games during the season.
Mardareyon Clark 6’4″ and Demarcus Sharp 6’2″ (Charleston): The top inside-outside duo in Southeast Missouri, Clark is a smooth inside player who is averaging more than 22 points and seven rebounds a game while shooting 57 percent from the field. Sharp is a stat-sheet stuffer who averages 17 points, 7.1 rebounds, 5.6 assists and 2.9 steals. Together, they led Charleston to another Class 3 district championship.
Marty Jackson 6’6″ and Damien Daniels 5’8″ (Hogan Prep): The Rams are looking to make another Final Four run behind the speedy Daniels, who is averaging 21 points a game while providing all kinds of excitement. They key to a possible state championship run may be the emergence of Jackson inside, who provides 13 points and seven rebounds a game while blocking 40 shots. He is a very skilled player.
Sevon Witt 6’6″ and Jamar Madge 6’3″ (Raytown South): One of the top inside-outside combos in the Kansas City area, they have led the Cardinals to 21 victories with a chance to make a deep postseason run in Class 4. Witt is an athletic load inside with the ability to handle the ball and make plays. Madge brings athleticism and excitement as well as a lot of skills to the backcourt with his size.
Jamarr Williams 6’7″ and Wilshon Warren 5’10” (Northwest Academy): A strong combination that is looking to take the Hornets back to the Final Four and another Class 3 state championship. Williams is a rebounding force who just scores inside and plays with tremendous energy while Warren is a human pogo stick with 3-point range. Both are hovering around 20 points a game.
Dawson Dohogne 6’4″ and Kam Dohogne 5.9″ (Cape Notre Dame): The brother act formed a solid inside-outside duo for Notre Dame. Dawson was a force inside, averaging 17.7 points and 6.6 rebounds while shooting 55 percent from the field. Younger brother Kam is averaging 11 points while shooting 39 percent from 3-point range and 81 percent from the free throw line.
Elijah Farr 6’8″ and Javaunte Hawkins 5’10” (Lee’s Summit North): Hawkins is an electric combo guard who has the ability to put up big numbers at any time. He has excellent 3-point range and he can create space to get his own shot on a regular basis. Farr, a Missouri State football recruit, is a big-bodied post player with a nice skill set. He is big and strong, but he is also skilled enough to make plays.
Colin Braun 6’7″ and C.J. Paul 6’3″ (Vianney): The long and lanky Braun averaged 17.6 points, 9’6 rebounds and 2.4 blocks while shooting 61 percent from the field. Paul enjoyed an excellent year shooting the basketball as he averaged 16.7 points and made 71 3-pointers and 50 percent from long-distance. He scored a school record 41 points in a late-season game against Chaminade.
Nate Bax 6’6″ and Landon Harrison 5’10” (Helias): Harrison is the straw that stirs the drink at Helias with his high energy and ability to get buckets from all angles from daring drives to pull up jumpers. Bax, who will play college football, provides the interior muscle and scoring in the post to compliment the Crusaders band of 3-point shooters.
Jak Kitchens 6’6″ and Jalen Martin 5’10” (New Bloomfield): These two standouts have led New Bloomfield too two very successful seasons, including a berth in the Class 2, District 8 championship game this season. The skilled Kitchens averaged more than 20 points and 10 rebounds a game throughout the past three seasons while Martin is a smooth combo guard with an old-school game with deep shooting range to keep the heat off of Kitchens inside.
Trent McBride 6’6″ and Ethan Drake 6’1″ (Eminence): These two youngsters have taken the Redwings program to great heights, including a 27-1 record and a berth in the Class 1 state quarterfinals. McBride is a big lefty who is the most dominant big in Class 1. He can score, rebound and make his teammates better. Drake is a versatile guard who has the ability to score and pass the basketball and create for his teammates. He brings that senior leadership on a team full of underclassmen.
Zach Harding 6’6″ and Zach Niemeyer 6’0″ (Christian-O’Fallon): The two Zachs led Christian-O’Fallon to a Class 3 district championship last week. Harding is averaging 12.5 points, 4.0 rebounds and shot 50 percent from the field. He can also step out and make 3-pointers. Niemeyer was a strong point guard who averaged 11 points, four assists and two steals while shooting 38 percent from 3-point range.
Chandler Bevans 6’7″ and Zeb Riney 6’1″ (Clark County): An excellent pair that led the Cardinals to the Clarence Cannon Conference regular season championship. Bevans was a force inside with his size and versatile skill set. He was a big matchup problem while Riney was a competitive guard who always came up with with top performances in the big games.
Trenton Barbour 6’5″ and Austin Flippin 6’1″ (Jamestown): These two standouts led Jamestown to a 26-victory season and a district championship in Class 1. Barbour averaged 12.8 points, 7.0 rebounds and 3.1 blocks a game while Flippin averages 11 points, 5.7 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 4.3 steals while making 52 3-pointers.
Jonathan Geier 6’5″ and Coby Williams 5’10” (Versailles): This duo led the Tigers to a district championship in Class 3. Williams averaged more than 20 points, five assists and three assists while making 72 3-pointers this season. Geier handled the action in the paint as he averaged nearly 18 points and seven rebounds a game.