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Posted On: 09/9/18 8:51 AM
The Prep Hoops Missouri Top 250 Expo was a very successful event at the Center of St. Louis Sports in Affton, Mo. Although, I’ve seen quite a few players from around the state and most of the kids who signed up for this event. However, there were a number of kids who I have not had the chance to watch play before until Saturday.
Here are some of those players who I got to see play for the first time and made a very nice impression.
Brennan Watkins 5’9″ Kearney: A 2021 guard who played a nice all-around game. He is an excellent shooter who played with a lot of court savvy and toughness. Played a big role as a freshman for a Kearney team that advanced to Class 4 state quarterfinals last season.
Kobe Branscomb 6’2″ Festus: A 2019 guard from Jefferson County who impressed with his all-around skill level and ability to play with and without the ball. A versatile player who could impact his team in a variety of ways.
Aaron Engleman 6’3″ Nixa: A 2020 wing player who was always in the right position at all times. He was also a very accurate shooter from either 10 feet, 15 feet or beyond the 3-point line. He was always open.
Luke Busateri 6’2″ Timberland: An up and coming 2022 guard who played with a lot of confidence on both ends of the floor. He could score and he took the challenge of guarding some of the best players in the showcase.
Jordon Ryan 6’0″ John Burroughs: A 2020 guard who could really shoot the ball from long distance. He also made a lot of good hustle plays to run down loose balls and get offensive rebounds.
Shelton Flanigan 6’5″ Vashon: A 2021 power forward who was a very active player around the basket throughout the entire day. He was one of the top rebounders at the event. Long and athletic.
Aaron Quinley 6’4″ First Baptist Academy (IL): The 2019 wing from a small school in O’Fallon, IL just outside of St. Louis was very productive during the showcase with his high motor and versatile set of skills.
Owen Farrell 6’0″ Sullivan: A 2021 guard who did a nice job shooting the basketball throughout the day. He moved well without the ball and got himself open.
T.J. Sorgenfrei 5’9″ Nixa: A 2021 guard who did a nice job shooting the ball. He stayed in constant motion and created a lot of open shooting opportunities for himself.