Posted On: 06/19/18 2:56 PM
The 2019 class has some very talented players and players that stood out in their junior year and are ready to take on an even bigger role heading into their senior year. There’s some top notch players and with that comes some big time scorers. With the Spring, came some huge scoring performances where players showcased their ability to put the ball in the basket. Here’s a few players that stood out.
Ronnie came off of an injury and jumped right back into action and dominated. Not many players his size affect the game the way he does with his ability to put it on the floor or attack the rim. His play was crucial in the Prep Hoops tournament put together and Billups Elite rode the hot hand for most games as he seems to be a mismatch each time out. He’s the top player in this class for a reason and doesn’t look to be slowing down any time soon.
Dayne is one of those players that you can throw on any team and he fits in seamlessly. He is the ultimate glue guy and a player that ANY team would love as he’s able to adapt on the fly and make those around him better. He has an impressive back to the basket game that I don’t typically see at this level and he knows where to put it on the rim. He has good positioning for rebounds and has a knack for being at the right place to go straight up for an easy basket which makes him an easy player to play with. He passes off double teams and gets it to the open man and it was all on display for the Hawks in the Spring as they won two Spring tournaments and boasted a 29-5 overall record making them one of the best in state AAU teams we have.
There’s no doubt about it that Kenny is a scorer and is one of the special players we have in the state that can score in a variety of ways. He just might be the most versatile player in the state as he has an inside game. If he’s not knocking down a jumper, he’s hitting a mid-range, if he’s not hitting a mid-range, he’s getting to the rim, if its not for a lay-up, it’s a dunk. He can put the ball in the hoop. This year, he’ll be called upon to do more than he ever has for Smoky Hill, so seeing him be able to mesh with a very talented Hawks unit and standout is a success within himself. While he’s known for his scoring, what was on display this spring is his ability to get others involved when needed and that’ll make him an even more complete player.
The first thing that comes to mind when most hear Seth is buckets. He’s one of the best scorers in the state and he’s shown that for the past few years. The way that he shoots the ball opens up his entire games and keeps the defense on their heels but he can also distribute with the best of them. He’s a player who really gets it going on the perimeter and is a microwave that gets the whole team going. At such a small school, its hard for you to tell how he is but with him running with Colorado Chaos in the summer it lets you know he’s the real deal and up for any competition. This will be a HUGE year for him and the start of the summer was a success.