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Posted On: 06/13/18 4:00 PM
Here is a look at some of the top forwards from last weekend’s University of Missouri-St. Louis Team Shootout:
Josh Wallace 6’6″ CBC ’19: He was an absolute wrecking ball during the two games that he played in. His high motor was only matched by his high productivity. He overpowered his opposition for rebounds at both ends of the floor and scored on powerful drives to the basket and coast to coast forays that resulted in big slam dunks. He also mixed in a couple of 17 footers off the dribble, which made him difficult to match up with. He attacked the rim with veracity on a consistent basis.
Stevie Wright 6’5″ Webster Groves: The athletic combo forward continued his impressive play from the spring with another good showing at UMSL. He was bouncy and very active around the basket as one of the top rebounders in the shootout. He is gradually emerging into a reliable scorer around the basket and is more than just a put-back machine. He has some good aggressive takes to the basket and he also knocked down some jumpers.
Ryan Kalkbrenner 6’10” Trinity ’20: The long and lanky young pivot continues to get better and better as he gains strength and experience. He is a skilled rim protector around the basket as he blocks shots with his length and good timing without fouling. When he gets the ball inside, he does a good job of keeping the ball up and finishing around the basket. He also has good mobility and did a nice job of keeping up with his athletic teammates.
Dajuan Young 6’4″ Trinity ’20: One of the most athletic players in the shootout, Young is a jumping jack forward who was all over the glass on both ends of the floor. His athleticism and high motor works well on a team full of talented athletes who can get up and down the court.
Devion Harris 6’6″ Parkway Central ’20: A long, athletic power forward who is getting used to the idea of being the main guy at Central after the graduation of a talented senior class. His work load will increase, but he has the talent and skills to make it happen. He has a solid low-post game and he can also step out and knock down 15 footers or drive to the basket from the high post. He can also block shots with his length.
Ryan Hoerstkamp 6’3″ Washington ’21: A tough, young combo forward who was very productive as a scoring threat in the paint or on the perimeter with his ability to drive and power his way to the basket. You can see that he is making the transition from the low post to the perimeter. His ball handling skills are much improved.
Austin Vick 6’5″ Westminster ’22: I was very impressed with this incoming freshman and his overall skill set. He displayed some nice moves around the basket and some excellent footwork. He had a beautiful spin move from the wing for a bucket off the glass. He can also step out and knock down 3-pointers.