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Posted On: 06/18/18 5:20 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.
Grant Cooney, 6’6, C, 2019, Topeka
Cooney is making a strong return on the court with his eagerness on both sides of the floor. He has a solid frame down low and can handle himself in-and-out of the paint. He is excellent at rebounding, blocking shots, playing physical basketball and finishing around the rim through heavy contact. Cooney also has good hands and has improved his footwork at the top of the paint.
3 — Zac Genilo, 6’5, F/G, 2019, Aquinas (Kan.)
Genilo has impressed this offseason for his work with the KC Spurs during the grassroots action and on Saturday he entered the action in the second half against SME after taking the ACT. He plays inside a little more with his high school team than on the summer circuit and showed some good inside-out skills. He remains a terrific perimeter shooter, but also showed the ability to take the ball into the paint and draw a crowd.
Da’Vonshai Harden, 6’4 G/F, 2020, Topeka
Harden can own the boards down low and drain 3-pointers with a hand in his face. He has a wide frame and the athletic ability to punish opponents in one-on-one situations. He has proven his worth around the basket with one-handed finishes around the rim. He also has a nice step-back jumper with a high release that opponents can struggle to contest.
4 — Kobe Johnson, 6’5, F, 2020, Ottawa (Kan.)
Johnson is a strong, physical 6’5 forward with the skill to play on the perimeter and size to play in the paint. He has put together a big spring with KC Run GMC on the UAA circuit, Johnson has seen that success carry over to the summer with his high school team. He is coming off a strong sophomore season for Ottawa as he led the Cyclones in scoring at 14 points per game and showed the ability to pass, rebound and shoot from the perimeter.
NN — Brodie Marshall, 6’5, F, 2019, Gardner-Edgerton (Kan.)
Marshall is a mobil big man with good agility and an emerging skill set. He is comfortable in the paint as a finisher and rebounder, but also showed the ability to step away from the basket and drive to the basket and shoot a little from the outside as well.