Posted On: 05/19/18 9:46 PM
LAWRENCE, Kan. — The second day of the Kansas City Classic got underway in Lawrence, Kan. on Friday with several player putting together solid performances. Here, Prep Hoops takes a look at several of the standouts.
0-Tyem Freeman, 6’6, F, 2019, Parkview, Missouri Team Carroll
Easily one of the top dunkers at the event, Freeman is always looking to pick off a pass and take it for an easy two. The Missouri State commit has tremendous athleticism, a player who has no problem dunking over opponents that are attempting to protect the rim. Freeman is also a solid ball handler and a smooth shooter from behind the line. He can find buckets whenever he feels like it – the only question is whether or not he will be shooting the extra free throw.
6 — Kamto Eze, 6’6, F, 2019, Grandview (Mo.), KC Team Rush
Eze is a bouncy rim protector who played a key role on Grandview’s state championship team last season. He is capable of blocking shots, throwing down dunks around the basket and runs the floor like a deer. He is an agile athlete with good lateral quickness and has the ability to defend the basket in the post or switch onto a guard and defend on the perimeter.
7 — Cade McGaugh, 6’4, G, 2019, Maize (Kan.), Epps Elite
McGaugh has largely flown under the radar in Kansas hoops, but he showed he can fill it up with the best of them in a hard fought loss to Team Rush on Saturday. McGaugh can shoot it from distance, handle the ball and create his own shot off the bounce. He has good size and length and is poised for a big senior season at Maize.
22 — Michael Poux, 6’9, F/C, 2019, Castle View (Colo.), Colorado Chaos
Poux was all over the defensive glass on Saturday afternoon in a pool play win over the All-Missouri Attack, recording 10 rebounds in the first half alone. He is long, active and pursues the ball well off the boards. Offensively, he needs to get stronger and tougher with the ball, especially around the basket, but presents a big target and has the ability to put the ball on the floor and drive to the basket.
33 — Zachary Schwinn, 5’7, G, Maur Hill-Mount Academy (Kan.), Kansas Cagers
He’s not very big, but Schwinn showed on Saturday he can put points on the board with his outside shooting. He’s a crafty ball handler and competes at the defensive end. He scored eight quick points in the first half of a Saturday win over the KC Magic as he knocked down a pair of 3-pointers and finished with xx to lead the Cagers.