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Posted On: 09/11/18 12:17 PM
I wasn’t able to check out every kid or player at the Top 250 Expo in Kansas this last Sunday, but I did get to watch most. Below are some of the bigger guards and wings who shined from the 2019 class.
Kobe Sifford 6’2” Basehor Linwood
Sifford is one of many guards on the Basehor Linwood team, and they will need them all. Sifford will probably play some as a wing too since he is a tad bigger than some of the others. He’s a solid player who finished very well at the rim. He has the potential to be a great defender if he puts in a little more work.
TJ Fritz 6’3” Wamego High School
Fritz got my attention from the get go. I saw him in a couple of the early drills and knew this kid could play. He’s a lefty who has a great stroke from the outside, but he also showed an ability to drive to the bucket. With his size, he could be a big matchup problem. Can take the bigs outside and post up on the smaller guards.
Montana Giffin 6’3” Burlingame High School
Giffin has great size and as a guard, he should draw some issues on both sides of the ball. I didn’t get to see a ton of Giffin’s play, but he has some potential. He isn’t the greatest scorer in the world but works hard and will get a bucket if called upon.
Levi Braun 6’3” Hayden Catholic High School
Levi Braun continues to impress coaches with his style of play and his ability to score the ball from anywhere on the court. Levi has a beautiful looking shot, and if he’s given any space, he’s not afraid to knock it down. With his size, his defense has really started to improve. He can almost guard every position on the court with him being at 6’3”. Levi can handle the ball well enough to run the point guard, but he will play off the ball as well. Hayden Catholic will have one of the better backcourts in the state this year without a doubt.
Dale Talley III 6’4” Shawnee Mission Northwest
I didn’t get to see a ton of Talley III on Sunday, but I’ve seen enough in the past to know this young man has a lot of potential. He’s going to be the man for his high school team and he can score from anywhere on the court. He’s played for a great summer organization for years and has really grown into a solid basketball player. He finishes well around the rim and gets good space on his jump shot. Look for Dale to have a great Senior Season.