KC Classic: Top Stock Risers 


Posted On: 05/22/18 10:39 AM


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.

2 — Aaron Bokol, 6’5, G, 2019, Eaglecrest (Colo.), Colorado Hawks Nations (Underrated)

Bokol can just play, he handles it well, passes it well and is a tough defender and rebounder. He has good size and some bounce in his step and just knows how to get buckets. He was among the better guards we saw throughout the weekend.

51 — Michael Engelbert, 6’5, G/F, 2019, Park Hill (Mo.), Marcus Denmon Elite (underrated)

Engelbert has a long frame with a wide wingspan who is capable of throwing down dunks, playing above the rim and bringing a diverse skill set to the floor. He can knock down 3-pointers, handle the ball and is able to face the basket and drive to the hoop off the bounce.

5 — Tyler Nelson, 6’2, G, 2019, Rockhurst (Mo.), KC Spurs Black (underrated)

Doesn’t get the same kind of attention or hype as several other Spurs, but Nelson can play. He is a strong and athletic 6’2 2 guard, can shoot it from the outside and is terrific at moving without the ball, setting himself up for easy chances.

31 — Jermaine Yarborough, 6’6, F, 2019, Grandview (Mo.), KC Magic (underrated)

One of the biggest tournament risers we saw on Saturday, Yarborough plays much bigger than his listed 6’6 height due to long arms and explosive athleticism. He threw down several impressive dunks in a Saturday afternoon game against an undersized Kansas Cagers squad and went for 24 points and 13 rebounds in a runaway win.