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Posted On: 06/13/18 4:47 PM
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Hosted by Shawnee Mission East, the annual KaMo Shootout has earned a reputation as one of the midwest’s premier summer events for high school teams.
This event tipped off on Friday and wrapped up on Sunday with championship brackets being played. Here, Prep Hoops takes a look at some of the events top performers.
11 — Byron Alexander, 6’4, G, 2020, Staley (Mo.)
Alexander can do a little bit of everything at the high school level — shoot it, handle it, get on the boards and can defend. He was a man among boys at times on Saturday. Alexander combines a terrific all-around skill set with high basketball IQ and a big, athletic frame for a guard and impressed over the weekend with his willingness to move without the ball and score from all three levels.
3 — Javaunte Hawkins, 5’10, G, 2019, Lee’s Summit North (Mo.)
Hawkins has put together a strong spring while competing for MoKan Elite 17U squad on the Nike EYBL circuit and has seen that success carry over to the June slate with Lee’s Summit North. Hawkins and others helped the Broncos go 9-0 overall at KaMo and showed terrific leadership and the ability to create shots for himself and his team. He is an elite shooter and scorer and when he is on Hawkins can put up points in a hurry.
25-Darrius Hughes, 6’6, F, Rockhurst (Mo.)
Hughes is a transition finisher you can’t take your eyes off. He runs the floor well and can throw down a one-handed jam with players around him. He’s a versatile player, able to punish players on the block and stretch the floor from behind the 3-point line.
32-Reggie Morris, 6’0, G, 2020,Grandview (Mo.)
Morris can find his shot in a hurry. He has a clean stroke and a quick release. It rarely matters where he catches it behind the line. If he has the space, Morris will let it fly. Morris is also a talented ball handler and passer. He enjoys throwing passes inside and can find his teammates who are looking for a dunk.