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Posted On: 08/27/18 2:00 PM
Prep Hoops Missouri takes a look at the top wing players in the Class of 2020:
Caleb Love 6’3″ CBC
Explosive scoring wing player who gradually blew up over the course of the summer. Closed his sophomore campaign with a 37-point performance in a loss to eventual state champion Webster Groves in the Class 5 sectionals. He displayed three-level scoring ability and made some highlight reel athletic plays at the rim as he served up some serious facials on his slam dunks. He averaged 18 points a game as a sophomore. Has received numerous offers from high-major Division I programs around the country.
Cam’Ron Fletcher 6’6″ Vashon
Despite missing much of June and July with a foot injury, the athletic wing player really raised his stock during the spring portion of the grassroots season to become one of the state’s most hotly recruited prospects in the 2020 class. His combination of size, length, explosiveness and 3-point shooting ability make him quite the attractive high-major prospect. And he still isn’t close to reaching his ceiling as a player. Will be one of the top players on a loaded Vashon team in 2019.
Luke Kasubke 6’5″ Chaminade
One of the top 3-point shooters in the state, Kasubke averaged 12 points a game in helping the Red Devils to a berth in the Class 5 state-championship game last season. He also enjoyed a big summer for the Brad Beal Elite 16U and earned a place at the Nike Elite 100 Camp. Not only does he shoot it well off the catch, but he moves without the basketball and comes off screens aggressively ready to shoot. He has several Division I offers on the table.
Kobe Clark 6’5″ Vashon
A long and lanky combo guard who can play multiple positions, which makes him a very valuable player. He’s very comfortable playing point guard where he can pass the ball, handle it and make good decisions. He can also cause problems defensively with his length and activity. His 3-point shooting also improved over the course of the 2018 seasons. Will be a key piece to a Vashon team that has state-championship aspirations in 2019.
Dylan Branson 6’5″ Mehlville
A big-bodied wing player who is capable of playing almost every position on the floor. People tend to underestimate him because of his thick build and he makes them pay the price every time. He is a capable point guard with his high basketball IQ and ability to drop pinpoint dimes to teammates anywhere on the court. He is good at playing bully-ball on his way to the basket and his 3-point shooting his solid. Defensively, he can guard multiple positions and communicates well.
Jayce Catchings 6’3″ Wentzville Liberty
The talented wing player enjoyed a big sophomore season in helping lead Liberty to its second consecutive Class 4 district championship. With older brother Kale now graduated and headed to Harvard, Jayce will play an even bigger role as a junior after averaging 16 points, four rebounds and shooting 39 percent from 3-point range. He is an excellent 3-point shooter who really displayed his all-around game as a sophomore and during the grassroots season. Holds an offer from SEMO.
Evan Guillory 6’2″ Joplin
A powerful wing player who combines strength and athleticism into a player who is difficult to match up with. He really attacks the basket hard and can finish through contact against just about anyone. He has been one of the cornerstones of a Joplin program that won its first district championship in 24 years last season.
(photo courtesy of SWMO Basketball)
Coban Porter 6’3″ Father Tolton
The third brother of the talented Porter basketball family who is carving his own niche as an excellent basketball player. He is a solid shooting guard who has nifty handles, which enables him to create offense off the dribble. He has a high basketball IQ to go along with his versatile skill set. He led the Trailblazers to a district championship last season and he returns to be a big part of one of the state’s top Class 3 outfits in 2019.
D’Anthony Pennington 6’2″ North Kansas City
The slender sniper was one of the top offensive threats that I watched during his productive summer with NdaGym’s 16U team. He has a high-arching jumper from 3-point range that brings rain and buckets alike. If defenders close out to hard, he can put it on the floor and get to the basket to score on layups and floaters.
Ben Palacios 6’4″ St. Michael
A versatile offensive weapon who knows how to get buckets in a variety of ways. He is very good without the ball with his ability to cut to the basket and work off screens. With the ball in his hands, he has a versatile skill set that includes 3-point shooting range, the ability to get into the middle area for jumpers along with using his size to his advantage to get to the basket. He has a high basketball IQ with a good knowledge of how to play the game.
Byron Alexander 6’2″ Staley
An athletic wing player who can help a team in a variety of ways. He can initiate offense at the point with his ability to facilitate and he can operate on the wing with his slashing ability. He attacks the basket well and operates very effectively in a transition game with his high motor.
Sam Richardson 6’5″ Hancock
A versatile wing player who has been an impact player at Hancock in his first two years of varsity basketball. As a sophomore, he averaged 17 points, 10 rebounds and three assists a game in leading the Tigers to a 20-6 record and a berth in the Class 3 district championship game. He is capable of getting buckets from in the post or on the perimeter.
Reggie Morris 6’2″ Grandview
One of the top 3-point shooters in the class, Morris added instant offense off the bench for a talented Grandview team that won the Class 4 state championship last season. His five 3-pointers in the state semifinals against Sikeston helped rescue the Bulldogs from an early double-digit deficit. He will be step into an even bigger offensive role as a junior.
Terrell Kabala 6’1″ Webb City
A powerfully built 195-pound guard who enjoyed a strong summer with Victory Ministry after missing his sophomore season with an ACL injury suffered during football. He is an excellent athlete who uses his strength to get into the paint and dominate. He compliments his physical takes with a reliable jumper along with his good passing ability. He is also a Division I prospect in football while playing for one of the state’s premiere programs.
Breven McMullen 6’5″ Park Hills Central
When he entered high school, Breven was more of a Stretch 4 with his ability to shoot the ball from the forward position. Through hard work on his ball handling and passing, he is evolving into a very capable wing player with size. He played 17U ball with SI Select during the summer and was able to develop his overall skill set to compliment his 3-point shooting. Has been a big part of back-to-back Class 3 district championship teams. One of the to players in St. Francois County.
Marcus Anthony 6’2″ Helias
Athletic wing player who became a big factor as a sophomore for the Crusaders with his ability to attack the basket and defend on the perimeter. He averaged eight points a game as a sophomore and he should see that total increase this upcoming season. His handles are good and his perimeter shooting continues to improve.