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Posted On: 06/13/18 3:26 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.
Jacob Coleman, 6’6, G/F, 2019, Basehor-Linwood (Kan.)
One of the state’s premier do-it-all wing players, Coleman put together a big weekend, helping lead Basehor-Linwood to the championship game where the Bobcats fell to Lee’s Summit North. He is a versatile offensive player, able to handle the ball, run the point, shoot from the outside or get on the block and score in the paint. Defensively he brings terrific size and length and can defend multiple positions as well as a terrific rebounder.
15 — Zane Meeks, 6’8, F, 2019, Shawnee Mission East (Kan.)
Meeks continues to impress with a rare combination of size, post play and outside shooting ability. He has the ability to stretch the floor with his long range shooting, but is also a willing and capable post defender and rebounder. He showed the ability to run off screens away from the ball ball, gather himself and catch-and shoot quickly. He enters the upcoming season as one of the state’s better big man prospects.
24 — KT Raimey, 6’2, G, 2020, Olathe North (Kan.)
Raimey is a player — capable of leading a team in a variety of different ways. He is nearly impossible to keep out of the lane as he shows elite agility and quickness off the bounce to go along with a wide array of moves off the bounce. But this weekend he showed there are other tools at his arsenal. He might have been North’s best rebounder and is dangerous starting the break off a defensive board. He’s a knock down shooter and a capable passer as well.
Keyon Thomas, 5’10, PG, 2019, Bonner Springs (Kan.)
Thomas continues to shone this offseason, showcasing tremendous speed, quickness and the ability to create throughout the weekend. A left hander, Thomas brings leadership, basketball IQ and a competitive nature to the floor and combines those attributes with the ability to score at all three levels and the ability to run the point. He’s an elite scoring point guard who is drawing interest from college programs at all levels.
21 — Tank Young, 5’8, PG, 2021, Aquinas (Kan.)
Young is a terrific athlete who brings speed, quickness and toughness to the court at the point guard position. He has terrific strength for such a young player and has the ability to get into the paint, finish plays or kick the ball to the open man. Add a 3-point shot, which Young knocked down on Saturday, and he figures to be a tough cover for opponents this upcoming season.