Posted On: 09/19/18 5:26 PM
The following players have generated some buzz and have abilities that translate to the next level but are still seemingly unknown in certain circles.
Here’s a few prospects from the 2019 class that we should all take notice of in the Wichita area.
Certainly not a comprehensive list but if you don’t see prospects we should take notice of, send us an email or message on social media. We’d love to hear from you.
Jun Murdock- Wichita Southeast HS
Jun comes from a basketball family and will undoubtedly carry on the tradition in playing for a school at the next level, the question becomes, who will he end up with?
With plenty of small college interest after a solid summer with River City Elite Blue, Jun will have eyes on him as he shares the backcourt this year with Jackie Johnson III.
Jun is a quick, motored up PG who can facilitate and lead an offense but also sets the tone defensively. He is very comfortable picking the ball up full-court and disrupting the opposing players.
Kael Kordonowy- Maize South HS
Kael also had a solid summer as the high academic 6’7’’ five man should have schools closing in on him to get a commitment.
He is a good rim protector and has deceptive strength for his frame, as he leans towards a more slim five man. Kael is a great rebounder both offensively and defensively and has shown that he can knock down a midrange jumper if he is outmatched on the block.
Drew Ellis- Mulvane HS
Drew ran with MTXE this summer and is a high volume scorer who thrives with the ball in his hand. He is left hand dominant but it doesn’t really slow his production down.
Drew is a smaller guard at 5’9’’ and a three sport athlete at Mulvane playing football, basketball, and track and has a definite future as a college athlete.
Going into his senior year, he will continue to be the engine of the Mulvane team showcasing his elite quickness and ability to finish around the rim.
Andrew Gagnon- Andover HS
Andrew is a 5’11’’ guard who is no stranger to scoring and in my opinion is an underrated passer, able to make decisions quickly which will translate onto a college court well.
He uses his strength well when driving into the defense and finishing. A time specifically that comes to mind is the first game of his junior year when he hit the game winning shot over Caleb Grill as he just willed the ball into the hoop.
Andrew played with Next Level this summer against top notch competition, putting him in a very good spot going into his senior year at Andover in what should be as big of a year as last for him.
Jarin Koehler- El Dorado HS
Jarin is a great talent at 6’6’’ and able to play 1-4 with a wide skill set and one that translates to the next level.
He handles the ball very well, can shoot almost anywhere on the floor, and his high IQ makes him a valuable asset to the overall team.
Look for him to have a breakout year at El Dorado and start to reel in some offers in the state and surrounding states.
Keenan Miller– Wichita South HS
Keenan isn’t as well-known as he should be after moving from Columbia, Missouri for his junior year but has definitely made himself known this summer.
He is a 6’4’’ wing who loves to run the floor, is athletic, and can get in the paint and finish at a high level.
He will be a big part of Wichita South’s offense and will be fun to watch as their playing style fits well with his personal playing style.
Braden Belt- Andover Central HS
Braden had a solid summer as a newcomer with SSA Elite and had a solid showing at the Top 250 Expo in Kansas City on September 8.
The 6’1’’ guard can shoot at a high level and make scoring seem effortless. He certainly is not a one-dimensional player, as he possesses the skills to make things happen off the dribble as well.
Jevaughn Ferguson- Sunrise Christian Academy Select
Jevaughn ran with Mokan Select 17U this summer coming off the bench and at times was an effective sparkplug on both ends of the court.
With his physical play in the paint, Jevaughn makes an immediate impact rebounding the ball and bullying his way to easy buckets depending on the defender.
At about 6’7’’ and a primarily low-post game, he would fit in very well at a lot of small schools in the state looking for an effective big man.