Posted On: 05/10/18 3:52 PM
Here are some of the top Class of 2020 wings from last week’s Jayhawk Invitational in Overland Park, KS:
D’Anthony Pennington 6’2″ NdaGym (North Kansas City): An impressive young bucket-getter who was one of the top shooters I watched during the weekend. He had a high-arching 3-pointer that brought rain down and was very accurate. Once he was able to stretch defenses out, he did a good job of attacking off the dribble and finishing shots at the rim. His floater was also very effective.
Ben Palacios 6’4″ Marcus Denmon Elite (O’Hara): A versatile wing player who does a little bit of everything to help his team win. He can take the point guard duties when necessary with his ability to handle the ball and make decisions. He has the size to score around the basket and the skill level to knock down jumpers and make plays off the dribble.
Jonathan Thompson 6’4″ Team Rush Blue (Park Hill South): Athletic wing player who has excellent size and the ability to get buckets in a variety of ways. He was at his best when able to slash to the basket, which he was very good at from different angles. He worked the baseline well and displayed many slick moves off the dribble to score.
Kolten Griffin 6’4″ Team Rush Orange (East Buchanan): An impressive young athlete who was one of the top finishers I watched during the weekend. He did an excellent job of working the baseline and scoring on drives and off dribble penetration. He had good concentration and really used the backboard well on his finishes. He has good size and athleticism and a good upside.
Jadon Gilpin 6’4″ MO Team Carroll (Glendale): A very capable wing player with good size and the ability to knock down 3-pointers, which fits in well in Glendale’s perimeter shooting system. He is also a good athlete who moves well without the ball, scores off the dribble and excels in the transition game.
Sincere Miller 6’4″ Team Rush Blue (Raytown South): A long lefty combo guard who has some very intriguing skills. He was very comfortable bringing the ball upcourt and initiating the offense. He also displayed a nice touch from 3-point range, knocking down three triples in the game I watched. A young man who bears watching as he continues to develop.