KAMO Shootout: Stock Risers (Point Guards)

High School
Kansas

Posted On: 06/19/18 12:00 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.

Chase Franks, 6’3, G, 2019, Olathe Northwest (Kan.)

Franks didn’t play basketball as a freshman or sophomore, but has shown some promise this summer as the Ravens look to a young group of players to fill in for a large graduated class. He has some good bounce, rebounds well and threw some nice passes during Saturday’s action. He largely lets the game come to him and doesn’t try to force things, bit made some key plays late in games for his team.

Dominic Messina, 5’10, G, 2019, Olathe West (Kan.)

Messina is a guard who likes to go to the basket. He’s a strong player who has excellent handles and can find ways around opponents. His strong frame helps him stay on his path when he drives the lane and he is constantly getting to the free throw line.

23-Amari Pesek-Hickson, 6’3, G, 2019, Blue Valley North (Kan.)

Pesek-Hickson is solid creator who knows how to use his body. He has a wide, strong frame and can bump his way to the basket and score. He’s good at drawing attention and can use that to find open teammates behind the 3-point line or crashing the basket on the weak side. Pesek-Hickson can also spot up to shoot and contribute on offense without the ball.

KeAndre Smith, 6’0, G, 2019 Topeka

Smith is an athletic guard who can defend opposing guards at a high level and handle pressure when time is running out. He has a way of forcing mistakes on defense, a player who is relentless when he knows he has the opponent beat. He’s also a solid offensive player who can handle the ball, create for himself, and score off the dribble and after the catch from anywhere on the floor.