Grassroots Preview: St. Louis Majestics


Posted On: 04/18/18 10:00 AM

Here is a look at the St. Louis Majestics 17U team, which got the grassroots season off to a good start by winning the championship at the Adidas Invitational in St. Louis.


Kaileb Bryant 6’0″ Fort Zumwalt West

Atavian Butler 6’2″ McCluer North

Dareon Graham 6’4″ McCluer

Ari Jackson 6’3″ CBC

Kent Lawson 6’7″ Wentzville Liberty

Steve Lee 6’2″ McCluer North

Mekai Ray 5’8″ McCluer North

Brent Roberson, DeSmet

Eric Simmons 6’4″ McCluer North

Nicholaus Smith 5’10” CBC

A.J. Traylor 6’4″ McCluer North

Josh Willenbrink 6’2″ St. Dominic

Outlook: The Majestics looked impressive in winning the Adidas Invitational championship. They won all three of their games in bracket play by double digits. They have good athletes, good quickness and they can play at a fast pace. Atavian Butler is a physical wing guard who rebounds and attacks the basket while Graham is a skilled wing player with size and athleticism. Lee can really shoot the 3-pointer while Ray keeps the pace hot with his speed and quickness. Traylor is an athletic wing who excels in transition and can shoot while Jackson is a big-bodied wing player who is very skilled. Bryant is a quick guard who can attack the basket while Lawson provides good size.