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Posted On: 04/20/18 11:12 PM
Grassroots preview KC Run GMC (17U)
OUTLOOK: This KC Run GMC team has essentially been together for two seasons already and are posed for a big spring and summer. They are led by two of Kansas’ premier players in Jeremiah Robinson-Earl and Zach Harvey, a pair of players who already hold numerous offers. The team was slated to open this weekend in Dallas.
Jake Alexander, 6’4, SG, 2019, McPherson, Run GMC
Alexander has a diverse, well-rounded skill set. He has good size at 6’4, and is a terrific athlete, capable of throwing down slams in the paint. He projects as a potential off-the-ball shooter with good size and a strong, athletic frame. He has largely been overshadowed by 2018 standouts Mason Alexander and Ben Pyle at McPherson, but next year Alexander will be carrying a lot of the heavy lifting for the Bull pups.
Noah Butler, 6’5, F/G, 2019, Free State
A strong and physical inside-outside forward, Butler has improved his outside shot with a lot of hard work. He remains a tough match-up with the ability to drive to the bucket and finish in traffic and can impress with powerful slams. He’s a match-up problem for most opponents, too strong for most guards, yet too quick for most big men. He’s still scratching the surface of his potential and is a player to watch this offseason.
Joshua Earley, 6’7, PF, 2019, Bishop MIege
Earley is a strong, powerful interior player who can dominate around the basket with monster slams, put backs and general garbage buckets in the paint. At 6’7, Earley plays bigger than his listed height due to his athleticism and size. He has an emerging post-up game, but can also face up and score as well.
Zach Harvey, 6’5, G, 2019, Hayden
A 6’5 wing player, Harvey is a shot creator who can handle it, get to the basket and has the ability to slither his way to the basket and make tough chances in the lane look easy. He currently holds numerous high major offers.
Clearance King, 6’3, PG, 2019, Lawrence, KC Run GMC
King was putting together a huge offseason a year ago with KC Run GMC when his offseason was ended by injury. He made his way back into the Lawrence line-up this season, but was still getting his legs under him. He has a big frame and a diverse, well-rounded skill set for a point guard with a bright future.
Trey Quartlebaum, 6’2, G, 2019, Lawrence
Quartlebaum is an athletic point guard who can get to the basket, shoot the 3 and shoot the mid-range jumper. He is a good leader at the point, is a willing passer and brings solid point guard qualities to the floor.
Jeremiah Robinson-Earl, 6’9, F, 2019, Bishop MIege
Robinson-Earl is among the state’s premier players and will likely be the best player on arguably the state’s best team this season. Robinson-Earl is a terrific two-way player and an elite rebounder. He defends, can score on the block and can play in the high post. A student of the game with a high basketball IQ, Robinson-Earl impresses with his footwork in the low block, and while he features a seldom frame, he is plays much bigger than his size in the paint.
Jordan White, 6’1, G, 2019, Washburn Rural
White is a strong, tough point guard who is capable of scoring the ball, but also brings a pass-first, pass-second mentality to the floor. He is a good defender, strong rebounder and looks to attack the basket, draw-and-kick to open shooters.
Desi Williams, 5’10, PG, 2019, Park Hill South
Williams is a tough, no-nonsense point guard type who enjoys competition and is always looking to compete. He is an in-your-shorts defender who does a good job pressuring the ball, and at the offensive end of the floor, he takes care of the ball and sets up teammates.