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Posted On: 09/12/18 8:34 AM
Listed below are some of the bigger guards and wings from the 2020 class who attended the Kansas Top 250 Expo this last Sunday. I was able to catch most of the players there, but there were a few that I didn’t have the opportunity to watch.
Trey Reid 6’1” Maize South High School
Reid looks to be coming right along and should have quite the year for Maize South. Reid is a good-sized guard who has a high basketball IQ. That’s not the only impressive thing about this kid…He’s got a nice smooth shot and he can knock it down from just about anywhere. Reid is the kind of kid any coach would take. He’s a team player and he will do what it takes to win.
Ty Berry 6’4” Newton
Berry was one of the better guards if not the best guard to show up on Sunday. This kid can really play, and his recruiting is blowing up because of it. He’s quick, he can shoot, he can handle the ball, he’s got great size, and he’s a solid defender. Berry is the whole package, and there won’t be many stopping this guy this season. If Berry doesn’t try to do too much, he will be one of the best players in the state of Kansas.
Alex Calhoun 6’2” William Chrisman High School
Calhoun is a decent sized guard who should help William Chrisman quite a bit this season. He can handle the ball quite well and has a solid hesitation move. He still has some work to do with his shot, but that shouldn’t a problem if he continues to put in the time.
Qua’Vez Humphreys 6’2” Junction City
I couldn’t catch a ton of Humphrey’s play, but what stood out to me was his athletic ability. This kid can sky, and he’s not afraid to throw it down with affection. He should complement the Junction City team very well.
Cole Gordon 6’3” Goddard High School
Gordon is just an all-around smooth player. He doesn’t really do anything great, but he does everything well, and sometimes that’s what you want in a player. I will say, he does play solid defense when he really wants to. At 6’3”, he’s got great size and should be able to help Goddard High quite a bit this season.
Spencer Bain 6’2” Blue Valley West
Bain continues to improve every time I watch him play. His shot has even got better since that last time I saw him. Bain is known for really being an outside shooter, but he’s really going to have to step up and be a leader on this Blue Valley West team. He’s great with his off-hand especially around the basket but will have to work on his defense a tad more if he wants to stay with some of the quicker guards around the area.
Jordan Vincent 6’3” Goddard Eisenhower High School
Vincent was one of my favorite players at the Expo on Sunday. He was one of those do it all type of players and he really shined. This kid can shoot from anywhere and was one of the more athletic kids in attendance. His defense was solid, but he can still improve a bit. With his size, he should be tough to handle and a coach’s nightmare.
Nick Arensberg 6’2” Shawnee Mission East
Arensberg proved why he was one of the best players at the 250 Expo multiple times. Nick found himself in the passing lanes throughout the day, and he also showed that he can be a great on-ball defender. He is a solid guard and might play a bit of a wing at times. He can really stroke the ball from deep and has a great looking shot, but he can honestly score the ball from anywhere on the court.
Tanner Mans 6’5” Bishop Carroll Catholic High School
Tanner Mans was another one of those stars that really shined all day long. With his 6’5” frame, he has great size which allows him to get a lot of deflections on the defensive end. He is slender and plays as a lengthy guard or a solid wing. With that being said, he should be able to grab his fair share of rebounds as well. This kid has a lot of potential moving forward. Mans has a great looking outside shot, but he can really score from anywhere on the court. Once Mans learns how to use his size on smaller defenders, I’m not sure if there will be many that can stop him.
Shawn Warrior 6’4” Campus High School
Warrior can pretty much play anywhere on the court and he showed that multiple times on Sunday. He caught my attention early on when he was just going through drills. His athletic ability was probably the best in the gym. This kid can really sky! A lot of coaches were taking notice of Warrior and he’s seems to be on some of their radars. He’s going to be a tough one to stop and should have a huge Junior Season.