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Posted On: 05/30/18 6:00 PM
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Several Kansas City area players have stood out this spring and raised their profile as they head into June with their high school teams.
Here, Prep Hoops takes a look at several 2019 big men who stood out at the grassroots tournaments we attended.
Eli Dowis, 6’1, G/F, 2019, Maryville, KC Pacers
Dowis is a terrific athlete, capable of playing above the rim at both ends of the floor. He brings good speed and is a well-rounded athlete and has improved his all-around skill set this spring, showing the ability to handle the ball and knock down shots. He is also a football standout and could be choosing between the two sports in the future.
Dawson Herl, 6’4, G, 2019, William Chrisman, KC Pacers
Like Dowis, above, Herl is also a football standout who is drawing interest from college programs in both sports. He is a knock down shooter with good size who competes at the defensive end of the floor and at the offensive end is a creative passer with good court vision and the ability to fill it up from the outside.
Tyler Nelson, 6’2, G, 2019, Rockhurst, KC Spurs
Nelson is another of several talented Rockhurst players who are making their mark this spring. He is a dynamic scorer, capable of putting the ball in the basket from all over the court and impresses with his ability to move off the ball.
Erik Slack, 6’4, F, 2019, North Kansas City, NDaGym
Slack is a big, physical forward with a diverse and well rounded skill set. He is strong enough to take his game into the paint, but skilled enough to handle the ball and knock down outside shots. He is one of the premier inside-out forwards returning in the KC area after a standout junior season at North Kansas City.