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Posted On: 06/7/18 5:00 PM
Here is a look at some of the top Missouri forwards from last weekend’s SWIC Blue Storm Team Camp in Belleville, IL
Lamontay Daugherty 6’7″ Mehlville ’20: The highly skilled combo forward will make a big impact at Mehlville after transferring over from Duquoin, IL. He is a matchup problem with his length, athleticism and versatility. When he was going strong, he was scoring at will around the basket and knocking down mid-range jumpers and short turnarounds. He also finished with a couple of emphatic dunks in traffic. His moves with the ball are very fluid. Has already received Division I mid-major offers.
Stevie Wright 6’5″ Webster Groves ’19: An athletic power forward with a blue collar work ethic around the basket. He displays some good moves in the post and from the elbow to get to the basket and finish. He has the ability to be a big producer as an inside scorer. He just has to concentrate on every attempt to finish and fine tune his touch because he will get to the basket. He is an excellent offensive rebounder and plays with a high motor, which I really like.
Malachy Simpson 6’7″ Webster Groves ’19: An improved combo forward who looks ready to take on some serious playing time as a senior next season. He was once a Stretch 4 who would just sit on the perimeter and shoot 3-pointers. He is now putting in work in the post and showcased some good moves. He also had some nice takes to the basket from the perimeter, which resulted in buckets or nice assists to teammates. His overall game has really developed. He just has to continue to play with confidence.
Evan Schneider 6’6″ Ladue ’20: A rugged young power forward who has a body that is built for contact and the bump and grind game is much to his liking. He loves the post up strong and seal his man in the post as well as box out for rebounding position. The more physical the better. He had one nice move in which he took two dribbles from the high post and scored on a slam dunk. Very impressive.
Luke Landwehr 6’4″ Warrensburg ’19: A solid combo forward who plays well within his team’s system, which involves a lot of ball movement and player movement. He is a good passer who screens well and keeps the offense moving smoothly. He is a nice 3-point shooter off the pick and pop, which keeps the floor open. He is a good positional rebounder and solid post defender.
Tajah Stewart 6’3″ Waynesville ’19: A pass-first combo forward who plays a very unselfish game. He pushes the ball and attacks the basket and delivered some impressive passes to either a cutting teammate or an open shooter for a 3-pointer. He is strong on the drive and does a nice job when he is on the move.