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Posted On: 06/7/18 10:00 AM
Here is a look at some of the top Class of 2019 forwards at last weekend’s St. Charles Shootout:
Braden Wiggs 6’6″ St. Charles: The big bodied post player had an excellent shootout as he was able to score and rebound around the basket without a lot of resistance. He displayed a nice combination of power and finesse as he can bull-moose his man in the post or use his footwork in traffic to get buckets. I really liked his jump hook, which was very effective and a big weapon. He was also a willing and very good passer out of double teams, which is something he will get used to.
Jim King 6’6″ Troy: A very solid combo forward who Troy will build its offense around as the returning leading scorer. He is an active post player who works hard around the basket and can score inside or step out and make high post jumpers. He also knocked down a couple of corner 3-pointers, which would be a nice addition to his game.
Les Robinson 6’5″ Fort Zumwalt West: A blue collar post player who has really improved in the past year. He has a big body and he did a nice job staying active around the basket as a rebounder. He was also very good at finishing shots at the basket either on dump downs or offensive rebounds. Les keeps things simple, which was very effective. He gave a consistent effort and was able to be very productive.
Dalton Tollison 6’5″ Jackson: Solid post player who will get a chance to step into a bigger role after the graduation of some very good seniors who played a lot of varsity basketball. He is strong and plays a very physical game around the basket. I liked his activity and work on the glass on both ends. He posts up strong and battles for rebounding position.
Seth Beussink 6’9″ Jackson: While his teammate Tollison is a more physical player, the long and lanky Buessnick is more of a finesse player. His height and length make him an imposing defender where he can challenge shots without fouling. He has good mobility and runs the court well. He has a nice shooting touch when he steps out and can finish with a dunk. Will continue to get better as he adds more strength.