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Posted On: 05/23/18 12:01 PM
LAWRENCE, Kan. — The final day of the Kansas City Classic in Lawrence, Kan. on Sunday featured several players putting together solid performances. Here, Prep Hoops takes a look at several players who raised their profile at the event.
21 — Da’Rius Brewington, 6’4, G/F, 2019, Grandview Christian (Mo.), KC Magic
Brewington is a well-rounded player with good size who can play inside-out basketball, able to stick a 3, or get big on the boards or in the paint. He showed some explosiveness, nearly sticking back a missed shot with an emphatic dunk and playing above the rim.
20 — Chandlir Haug, 6’4, G/F, 2019, CR Washington (Iowa), Team Iowa Red
Ugly game, but got a lot of stuff done, especially around the basket where he managed to horse in several shots. Team Iowa Red struggled offensively to get much traction on Friday against MoKan Elite 16Us, but Haug helped them keep it close for a while at least.
24 — Kevin Sax, 6’8, F, 2019, ThunderRidge (Colo.), Colorado Chaos
Sax has the ability to do a little bit of everything, rebounds exceptionally well, handle the ball a little and can stick an outside shot or two. He still needs to get stronger with the ball and tougher in the paint, but he runs the floor well and can finish on the break.
Kaden Spruell, 6’4, F/G, 2019, Blue Springs (Mo.), Marcus Denmon
A strong, thick athlete, Spruell is the ultimate glue guy who knows his role and plays it well. He rebounds, can defend inside or out and shows the ability to handle the ball a little and stick an occasional outside shot.
10 — Jonah Willits, 5’10, F, 2019, McLouth (Kan.), Kansas Cagers
Willits is one of the more unique players you’ll see. At just 5’10, he lives on the baseline and in the paint, likes to post up and uses an array of head fakes, body contact and quick jumping ability to score buckets in the paint. He can also step out and handle the ball like a guard and shoot the 3 as well and proves to be a tough match-up for most teams.