Posted On: 07/25/18 10:00 AM
Here is a look at some of the top Class of 2019 forwards from last weekend’s Adidas Three Stripes at Lindenwood University in St. Charles:
Trent McBride 6’7″ Storm Elite
The Class 1 star from Eminence was one of the most impressive offensive bigs at the event. His combination of footwork, fundamentals and shooting touch made him a very difficult player to stop all weekend. He had one game of 36 points. Making it even more difficult for defenders is the fact that he’s a lefty. He can step out and make perimeter shots and he also passed well out of double-teams
Josh Wallace 6’6″ Brad Beal Elite
A blue-collar athlete from CBC. Wallace showcased his terrific motor during the weekend. In the first two pool play games, he recorded nine dunks, which came on offensive rebounds, alley oops and rim runs. He was very productive offensively without a play ever being run for him because he created his own touches through his sheer activity. Has already received offers from SIUE and Bradley.
Erik Lahm 6’10” Arsenal Hoops
The long, slim Lindbergh center was very good all weekend in helping Arsenal to the Gold Division championship. I was very impressed with his finishing at the rim. He attacked the basket with authority and threw down several dunks, either in transition or in a half court. His skill set is pretty good as he will also step out and knock down a 3-pointer on occasion. He was also a very good rim protector as he blocked several shots.
Brendan Smith 6’7″ TEM Select
A tough no-nonsense power forward from St. Francis Borgia who loves the physical play around the basket. He had some very productive games over the weekend by just plugging away in his blue collar style. He works hard to get position and was a solid rebounder on both ends.
Moses Okpala 6’7″ Knights Basketball
A Division I college football prospect from Ladue who had some effective moments on the basketball court during the weekend. His post moves are deliberate, but he was able to get some buckets in the paint. He did step out and made a couple of 15 footers from the high post. He also has solid rebounding and passing skills.
Sekou Delembe 6’8″ Gateway
The athletic power forward is a 2018 prospect who is physically strong and plays with great activity. It really shows in his rebounding as he attacks the boards on both ends with great tenacity. He got a lot of buckets on his second and third effort around the basket. He will also run the court and outhustle opposing bigs. He has received some Division I offers, including Southern Illinois.