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Posted On: 08/23/18 10:00 AM
Prep Hoops Missouri will now take a look at the top wing players in the Class of 2019. We are breaking them down into two different groups; the slashers and the versatile scorers.
Today, we will list the top slashing wing players in 2019. They may hit the occasion jumper or 3-pointer to keep the defense honest, but these youngsters get their money by attacking the basket relentlessly to get buckets, posting up finishing at the rim or getting out in transition for easy baskets and dunks.
Tyem Freeman 6’6″ Parkview
The Missouri State commit is one of the most explosive and prodigious dunkers that the state has seen in quite some time. His game went to another level in March when he led Parkview to a district title and a berth in the Class 5 state quarterfinals. He attacks the basket in an aggressive manner and will finish at the rim. When he’s knocking down perimeter shots, you pretty much cannot guard him.
Dominique Hardimon 6’3″ Poplar Bluff
A physical bull of a wing player who returns after leading Poplar Bluff to a Class 5 district championship. When he puts his head down and decides to attack the basket, few are going to stop him. Whether he’s in the halfcourt or going coast to coast, he gets to the rim and finishes well through contact. He constantly outworks bigger opponents with his motor.
Donyae McCaskill 6’2″ Vashon
A very explosive wing player who takes great pleasure on dunking on defenders who dare challenge him at the rim. They usually come out second best on that one. He is at his best when he takes a ball screen and heads downhill. That is where the excitement begins. He had a big summer playing for Yanders Law 17U team.
A’Tavian Butler 6’2″ McCluer North
A very athletic wing player who plays much bigger than his actual size. He recorded several double-doubles during a very good summer with the St. Louis Majestics. He does most of his damage around the basket with his combination of leaping ability and relentless motor. He can also post up for buckets and he rebounds at a very high level.
Eli Dowis 6’1″ Maryville
The stout wing player is also one of the most prodigious leapers in the state of Missouri. He is a breathtaking dunker who catches alley-oops over with regularity and will block shots and snatch rebounds above the rim. His physical strength and improved skill level will make him an even more dangerous player for the Spoofhounds.
Jeramy Shaw 6’4″ Valley Park
The athletic wing player has put up some very impressive numbers during his career at Valley Park, including several triple doubles to his credit. He plays virtually every position for his team, but he is most comfortable with the ball in his hands where he can make plays. He loves to swoop to the basket for dunks and he enjoys getting out in transition where he excels in the open court.
Elijah Hicks 6’3″ Jennings
A beefy wing player who is a matchup problem with his ability to play anywhere on the court. He is capable of playing the point and making plays with the ball in his hands. He will also go down into the post where his size and strength are a great advantage. He is a capable scorer on his power dribbles to the basket. Helped the Warriors to a third-place finish in the Class 4 state tournament.
Patrick Evans 6’3″ McCluer North
A very athletic wing player with a strong body and the ability to play above the rim. He creates matchup problems with his ability to combat bigger players with his explosiveness and the ball handling ability to attack the basket and make plays off the dribble. As a junior, he averaged 14 points and six rebounds a game. He also shot a solid percentage from 3-point range in limited attempts.
Terrell Cannamore 6’3″ Roosevelt
An excellent two-sport athlete who also excels on the football field. He was one of the top scorers in the St. Louis metro area as a junior at 25 points a game. He has good size, athleticism and he plays with a high motor. He attacks the basket well and he is also a strong offensive rebounder.
Sam Stichnote 6’4″ Southern Boone
A small-school standout who stepped out and played well on the circuit with TEM Select. He is an athletic young man who attacked the basket without any fear against anybody who was protecting the rim. He was also a very good rebounder from the wing. He will be one of the top performers in Mid-Missouri this season for a very good Southern Boone team.
Jalen White 6’2″ Lutheran North
A burly wing player who is entering his fourth year as a starter for the Crusaders. He is a potent offensive player where he can use his physical strength to power his way to the basket through contact. He will be one of the top returning players in the Metro League.