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Posted On: 08/8/18 10:00 AM
Here is a look at the top Missouri Class of 2020 forwards from last week’s Jayhawk Summer Finale in Overland Park, KS.
Daniel Abreu 6’5″ Missouri Flight (Willard)
One of the most versatile performers at the tournament, Abreu does so many things to help his team succeed. He is a solid scoring threat around the basket, but he can also rebound, block shots and initiate the offense as a point-forward when needed. One of his biggest strengths is his passing ability. He was dropping dimes from all over the court from the point or the high post.
Lamontay Daugherty 6’7″ Brad Beal Elite (Mehlville)
The long and versatile combo forward came on strong during the bracket play as he helped BBE to the tournament championship. His combination of size, athleticism and skill level made him a very difficult matchup to contend with once he got things going. He can shoot the ball out to 3-point range, but he also has a nice post game and a potent turnaround jumper on the baseline. He got out on the break and threw down several impressive dunks in transition. He is definitely on the radar of the Division I schools.
Eric Northweather 6’8″ Mid Mo Elite (Blair Oaks)
This is the first time I’ve watched Ben play in two years when he was playing in a JV game at Blair Oaks.His game as grown so much in that time. Not only does he have the size and length, but his overall skill set is excellent. He is tough around the basket with either hand and he can also step out and knock down jumpers with ease. He has very good hands and a good feel for the game. He is without a doubt one of the top bigs in Mid Missouri.
Cade Berg 6’6″ MO Team Carroll (Blue Springs South)
A very solid young big who had the ability to make an impact on the game without having a lot of touches or plays run for him. He is athletic and he plays with a high motor on both ends. He finishes around the basket well and he is a very active rebounder. If he doesn’t get touches on offense, he goes and creates his own touches. He will run the court and outhustle opposing bigs.
Evan Schneider 6’6″ Mid Mo Elite (Ladue)
The improving power forward finished off an excellent summer with productive showing at the Jayhawk. He is a no-nonsense player who plays a very physical game around the basket. He loves to post up in the paint and box out for rebounds and all of that fun bump and grind stuff. He has a nice touch with both hands and will dunk in traffic, which I like. Evan’s perimeter shooting is also improved where he will step out and make a 3-pointers.
David Opotnik 6’5″ Missouri Flight (Fair Grove)
A prototype Stretch 4 player who has the ability to knock down 3-pointers on a consistent basis to keep the floor spread. His perimeter shooting proved to be a valuable weapon. He has good size and he brings a strong effort when he steps on the court. He did a solid job on the boards.
Garrett Simmerman 6’8″ Missouri Flight (New Covenant)
There were a couple of games where Garrett came in an really got things going for his team as he used his size and activity to become a real factor. He rebounded the ball well and flashed a nice little lefty jump hook in the lane, which was very accurate. I also liked his mobility on the court.