HARDWOOD: Kansas’ Stock Risers (forwards)

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Kansas

Posted On: 07/25/18 10:59 AM

The Hardwood Classic wrapped up action on Sunday with several standout performances taking place in the final stages of the tournament.

Here, Prep Hoops Kansas takes a look at several in-state players who stood out throughout the event.

 

42 — Chandler Marks, 6’6, F, 2020, Manhattan, SSA Elite Black (pictured)

Marks continues to impress this offseason and has taken his game to new heights. Blessed with good size at 6’6 and broad shoulders, Marks has the ability to compete in the paint at both ends of the floor, but also features a diverse and well rounded skill set. He can step out to the wing and knock down 3-pointers, can handle the ball and create a little and has a good feel for passing. He could potentially develop into a full time wing player as his career moves forward due to his skill and agility.

12 — Elex Banks, 6’5, PF/C, 2019, Salina Central, WCS Team Driven

Banks has the size and frame of a college football prospect, but shows nimble feet, good hands and some skill on the basketball court. He likes to operate out of the high post where he has a good feel for the game as passer, but can also work in the paint where he often overpowers opponents.

 

 

41 — Trey Duffey, 6’5, PF, 2019, Seaman, SSA Elite Black

Duffey is an old-school post player with terrific footwork and a combination of toughness and skill. He spent much of the weekend competing against bigger, stronger interior players and had some success putting points on the board. He can knock down an outside shot when needed and is a consistent free throw shooter as well. 

 

 

40 — O’Mar Stanley, 6’8, PF, 2020, Blue Valley West, MoKan Elite 16U

Stanley is a talented two-way player with good size at 6’8, the ability to run the floor and an emerging skill set. He  is a versatile player able of handling the ball, shooting from the perimeter or doing work in the paint. He has a big motor, runs the floor exceptionally well and brings intensity to the floor.