Top 250 Expo: Assembling a Team

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Missouri

Posted On: 09/10/18 4:00 PM

There was a lot of impressive talent on display at the Prep Hoops Missouri Top 250 Expo in St. Louis last Saturday. It is time to put together my Top 250 Expo Team. This isn’t necessarily an All-Star Team. The group of players that I put together from the camp have a diverse set of skills that they can bring to the table to make the team successful.

Here we go:

The Floor General

Ilyaas Harris 5’9″ Marquette (2021) – “Biscuit” is the consummate point guard. He is a natural facilitator who has the capability of getting buckets when it is needed. He can organize your team and will also be a pest on the defensive end.

 

Shooters

Ray Adams 6’3″ Webster Groves (2019) and Brock Wakefield (2021): Both of these young men were filling it up from long distance throughout the day.Bucket-Getter

 

Bucket-Getter

Isaiah Ervin (pictured) 6’2″ Hazelwood Central (2019): If you need to get a basket, get the ball to Isaiah, who has the ability to create shots and score from all three levels.

 

Low Post Scorer

Trent Lippoldt 6’7″ Doniphan (2019): Physical and mobile power forward who did a nice job in the post with his strength and good post moves. Can also handle the ball.

 

Rim Protector

Aladji Gasama 6’10” DeSmet (2021): The athletic young post threw a block party throughout the afternoon with his combination of athleticism, length and timing around the rim.

 

Stretch 4

Connor Diecker 6’5″ Freeburg, IL (2019): The big-bodied forward can stretch the floor with his 3-point shooting, especially from the corners, where he was especially effective.

 

Junkyard Dogs

Tahja Stewart 6’3″ Waynesville (2019) and Aahmod Scarbrough 6’0″ Hazelwood Central (2021): You can’t define either player by a position. Put them on the floor and they will make plays with their athleticism, high motors and toughness..

 

Tough Guy

Dominique Hardimon 6’3″ Poplar Bluff (2019): When the going gets tough, this is the guy you want of the floor and on your side. He’s physical and tough and he loves to outwork people.

 

Glue Guy

Daniel Abreu 6’5″ Willard (2020): He can play virtually any position on the floor. He can score and play defense in the post, guard the pick and roll, handle the ball and facilitate the offense with his passing.

 

Rebounder

Shelton Flanigan 6’5″ Vashon (2021): The young jumping jack forward was all over the glass at both ends of the court. Very active on the boards.

 

Athlete

Patrick Evans 6’3″ McCluer North (2019): The talented wing was easily the most explosive player at the showcase. Plays much bigger than his actual size.