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Posted On: 09/30/18 9:04 PM
There are a lot of players out there in the Wichita area that have buzz right now and some momentum from either the Prep Hoops Top 250 Expo, AAU ball, or both and are really on the cusp of breaking out.
For a lot of prospects, that momentum turns into a very solid season with their high school, leading to a lot of breakout years, particularly as upperclassmen.
Here’s a look at a few 2020 prospects who have that potential.
Paul Otieno- Sunrise Christian Academy Select
Paul is a force down low as he showcased early in the summer with the KC Pacers.
Originally from Africa and playing with the SCA Select team, Paul is a strong, 6’6’’ low post player who is slowly developing a game outside the paint but it still needs refining.
With a muscular build and good motor, he is effective in the rebounding game and serves as a good paint protector.
Tre Washington- Derby HS
There aren’t many sophomores around that can do what Tre has done.
Start at PG and help lead a very talented team to a final four run at state in the 17-18 season. While most are talking about him currently for his performance on the gridiron, come December, he will be in conversations for his performance on the hardwood.
Running with NLHA this summer, the 5’10” PG showcased a little of everything at the Jayhawk Invitational.
Not only a great facilitator with high basketball IQ but he can create opportunities for himself as well.
Steele Chapman- Campus HS
Steele is a 6’1’’ guard who uses his quickness well to make opportunities for his teammates and is a good perimeter defender. He plays with a motor on both sides of the ball making him a difficult guard to contain and regulate.
He had a solid showing at the Top 250 and showed he can be a facilitator or score the ball depending on what his team needs at the moment.
Campus has a lot of potential on paper with some really good looking prospects and Steele should be a big part of that even as a junior.
Jordan Vincent- Goddard HS
Jordan also had a solid showing at the Prep Hoops Top 250 and is the younger brother of Dylan Vincent who graduated in 2018, going on to attend Cowley CC in Arkansas City.
Jordan has gotten varsity minutes since his freshman year and is a bonafide scorer for Goddard and was for KC Run GMC this summer.
With the ability to score from the perimeter or driving to the basket paired with his ability to contribute to rebounding and defense, the 6’3’’ guard is poised for a big year and will definitely be on college’s radars this year.
Koby Campbell- Rose Hill HS
Koby is a 6’2’’ guard who can play on the ball or off the ball leveraging his tight handles and quickness to break down opposing defenses.
He can step out and shoot the three ball and is bought into defense, putting his team in positions to create turnovers even if he does not get the steal himself.
He is a hard worker which is evident during games and in non-team workouts. He has the potential to have a big year just as a junior as he will be the motor of the Rose Hill squad and the primary ball handler controlling the offense.
Trey Reid- Maize South HS
Trey is a high motor guard who can put points up in a hurry. He has an effective shot from long-range and made big contributions to the NLHA 16U team this summer.
The youngest member of Maize South’s starting lineup last year, Trey has more experience under his belt and the ability to make big time contributions on offense and defense.
He is very comfortable picking up full court and forcing the opposing guard to turn the ball over. Watch for Trey to have big time contributions to Maize South this year.
Shawn Warrior- Campus HS
While one could make a very valid argument that Shawn had his breakout season last year as he emerged at Southeast in the absence of Israel Barnes, I think he still has another gear to switch to.
Being an upperclassmen this year with a very good summer under his belt, Shawn has the opportunity to get some solid offers to roll in, as I’m hearing he is receiving interest from some Division 1 schools in Texas.
An athletic, 6’4” wing, Shawn has an exceptional ability to get to the rim and finish at the rim and is refining his outside game as he can still hurt you from there. He excels on the fast break but is also effective in the half court as well.
Look for Shawn to have a big year.
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