Grassroots preview: KC Spurs Black (17U)

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Kansas

Posted On: 04/21/18 10:28 PM

KC Spurs Black 17U

Alan Watson, 5’7, G, 2019, Bonner Springs (Kan.)

Mikel Henderson, 6’0, G, 2019, Lee’s Summit North (Mo.)

Tyler Nelson, 6’2, G, 2019, Rockhurest (Mo.)

Dale Talley, 6’4, G/F, 2019, Shawnee Mission NW (Kan.)

Mason Myers, 6’2, G, Olathe North (Kan.)

Dalen Ridgnal, 6’5, F, 2019, Rockhurst(Mo.)

Spencer Jones, 6’6, F, 2019, Bishop MIege (Kan.)

AJ White, 6’5, F, 2019, Rockhurst (Mo.)

Keyon Thomas, 5’11, PG, 2019, Bonner Springs (Kan.)

Siler Tschirhart, 6’8, F, 2019, Blue Valley (Kan.)

OUTLOOK:

The KC Spurs feature some of the Kansas City area’s premier players and opened the 2018 grassroots season by finishing second in the Platinum Bracket at the Prep Hoops Route 66 Kick Off in Oklahoma City. The team has gotten big performances this spring already from Dalen Ridgnal and Keyon Thomas. An athletic 6’5 forward, Ridgnal brings a junk yard dog attitude to the court with the ability to rebound, defend and can even block shots. Thomas brings quickness and the ability to get to the basket and finish. He is a good passer and team leader and has an emerging outside shot as well.

Lee’s Summit North product Mikel Henderson is a superb ball handler and can get to the basket as well as shoot from the outside. Blue Valley 6’8 big man Siler Tschirhart is one of the state’s top big men with a tough, old-school post game, while Bishop Miege 6’6 wing Spencer Jones and Shawnee Mission Northwest 6’4 forward Dale Talley bring diverse skill sets to the court and the ability to play on the wing.

The KC Spurs were slated to play this weekend at Midwest Live in Omaha, Neb.

Schedule

April 6 Route 66 Kick Off, Oklahoma City

April 13 Spring Kick Off, Denver, Colo

April 20 Midwest Live, Omaha, Neb.

April 27 Midwest Nike Takeover, Indianapolis

May 4 Jayhawk Invitational, Lawrence

May 11 Battle at the Lakes, Minneapolis

May 18 KC Classic, Lawrence

May 25 Gym Rats Memorial Day, Fort Wayne, Ind.

July 6 TBD

July 11 NY2LA Next Level, Milwaukee, Wisc.