Posted On: 07/27/18 11:36 PM
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — The 2018 Jayhawk Summer Finale completed pool play on Friday and is slated to begin bracket play on Saturday with a host of standout performances.
Here, Prep Hoops takes a look at several of the premier players and performances from Kansas’ talent.
10 — Gavyn Elkamil, 6’4, G, 2020, Pittsburg, Missouri Team Carroll (pictured)
Elkamil helped Missouri Team Carroll 16U squad to a runaway win on Friday and continues to showcase a well-rounded offensive game. He has a big, strong frame and uses it well to create space off the bounce, get to the basket and absorb contact and finish in the lane. He can knock down shots from distance, and is capable of shooting off the catch or the dribble.
The state’s top ranked played in the 2020 class had a huge second half against Quad City Elite on Friday to help KC Run GMC 16U squad remain unbeaten in pool play. After putting together a quiet first half in which he scored five points, Berry was big in the second half, scoring 20 points and knocking down three 3-pointers in the process.
Cole brings activity, length and a soft touch around the basket. He does a good job of finding open seams in a defense and making himself available for drop-off and dump down passes and does a good job finishing around the basket.
Hogan is playing up an age group with the KS MTXE 16U squad and showed he can hold his own. An inside-out forward, Hogan can post up in the paint where he shows good footwork, but can also step out and knock down perimeter shots with range that extends to the 3-point arc.
4 — Markell Hood, 6’6, G/F, 2020, Blue Valley Northwest, KC Run GMC 16U
Known for his all-around game and willingness to do a little bit of everything, Hood showed on Thursday he can still put the ball in the basket as he scored in a variety of ways to help KC Run GMC 16U squad pick up a hard fought win over the OSA Crusaders.