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Posted On: 05/23/18 3:55 PM
Here is a look at some of the top Class of 2019 wings from last weekend’s Arch Elite Showcase in St. Louis:
Avery Taggert 6’4″ T.E.M. Select: The big bodied wing player from Eureka enjoyed an excellent weekend of putting the ball in the basket. He is big and strong and very skilled, which creates matchup problems. He has good handles and was able to maneuver to the basket to either score on drop off some nice dimes. His mid-range game was excellent and knocked down some open 3-pointers off the catch.
Donyae McCaskill 6’2″ Knights Basketball Academy: The athletic wing from Vashon was the most explosive player in the tournament. He powered the Knights to the 17U championship game with his ability to attack the basket and finish at the rim. He has a body built for contact and he used it to relentlessly attack the rim. When he got out in transition, he threw down some dunks that got people watching the games from the other courts yelling in awe.
Ben Cooper 6’2″ Gateway Basketball Club: A smooth shooting guard from Helias who was very good at knocking down the 3-pointers off the catch or in the transition game. He moves well without the basketball to set himself up for open looks. He also has solid ball handling and passing skills.
Terrell Cannamore 6’3″ Knights Basketball Academy: A bouncy performer from Roosevelt who was tough to handle when he got it going during the weekend. He was one of the most impressive offensive rebounders I watched as his second and third jumps were quite effective. He is more of a slasher than a shooter and he was able to make a lot of plays in the open court.
Jalen White 6’2″ Arsenal Hoops: A strong, physical player from Lutheran North who made it a habit of bulldozing his way to the basket for buckets. He’s stout and he stays low on the dribble which enables him to go through contact pretty easily. If he continues to improve his perimeter shooter, he will be even tougher to defend.
Sam Stichnote 6’3″ T.E.M. Select: An aggressive wing player from Southern Boone who does an excellent job of attacking the basket and finishing in traffic. Whether it was from the wing or from the high post, he has the ability to slash and get buckets with high productivity. He is also an active rebounder for a guard.
Jevon Fultz 6’3″ St. Louis Shooting Stars: In the one game I watch, this young man was active and got a lot done on both ends of the court. He was very resourceful in the manner of how he scored from slashing drives, transition layups and offensive rebounds. His consistent motor led to some very productive moments.