KAMO Shootout: Forwards (2019)

Grassroots
Kansas

Posted On: 06/12/18 5:53 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 on Saturday.

5-Charlie Bell, 6’5, F, 2019, Olathe East (Kan.)

Bell is a strong defensive player who can stay with opponents and make them work. He doesn’t seek attention on the floor. He knows his job and works to find teammates and punish opponents near the basket. Bell is also good for the occasional outside look.

9 — Luke Jennings, 6’4, F, 2019, Gardner-Edgerton (Kan.)

A strong, athletic big man, Jennings showed off the ability to rebound, block shots and take the ball coast-to-coast and finish tough chances. He runs the floor exceptionally well and plays much bigger than his listed 6’4 height due to his jumping ability.

32-Robert Kullberg, 6’4, F, 2019, Olathe East (Kan.)

Kullberg is a good team leader and set up shooter from behind the line. He has a good form and the strength to work his way in the paint and score around the basket. Kullberg has a quick bounce on the block and can spin around defenders for an easy bucket. He also holds his own against taller forwards defensively.

42-Andrew Sonner, 6’5, F, 2019, Olathe East (Kan.)

Sooner is a smart forward who can spot schemes and force mistakes. He is always looking for a break in his opponents play and he uses his long arms to collect rebounds, block shots and poke away entry passes on the block. He also moves his feet well under the basket and can adjust his position when the ball goes up.

12-Ethan Vlasic, 6’7, F, 2019, Blue Valley North (Kan.)

A thin forward with good size and form, Vlasic has long arms and the ability to pins shots on the glass. He is a strong force in the paint and can defend well when he’s asked to extend out of his comfort zone. He can find is shot when he has the look and it’s difficult to get a hand on considering his high release.