Posted On: 09/11/18 12:00 PM
Here is a look at the Class of 2019 wings from last weekend’s Prep Hoops Missouri Top 250 Expo in St. Louis:
Ray Adams 6’3″ Webster Groves: One of the premier perimeter shooters in the state showcased his shooting range throughout the day from long distance, including four in a row in the Top 20 All-Star Game. Ray has also developed his ability to score in other ways as he displayed some nice moves off the dribble for mid-range jumpers.
Isaiah Ervin 6’2″ Hazelwood Central: The long and lanky wing was the top overall scoring threat at the showcase. He’s smooth and he has the ability to get buckets at all three levels. He loves to probe the defense with his slashing and driving to the basket, but he can also drop defenders off to knock down mid-range jumpers and 3-pointers.
Patrick Evans 6’3″ McCluer North: An athletic wing who was a force around the basket with his ability to drive or post up with his explosive athletic ability and strength. He has also developed a nice pull-up jumper from 15 to 17 feet which he made several times during the event. He also had one spectacular tip-dunk off a missed free throw in the All-Star Game.
Blake Busateri 6’3″ Timberland: An athletic wing player who plays with a lot of confidence and has the ability to score. He will let it fly from long distance, but he is better when he’s getting to the basket and pulling up for jumpers. He is a very resourceful offensive players who can generate points in a variety of ways.
Tahja Stewart 6’3″ Waynesville: A physical wing player who was at his best in transition and attacking the basket, which resulted in several slam dunks. He is a good rebounder and active defender who can guard several positions. He is tough to defend when he gets a head of steam going to the basket.
Devin Fields 6’1″ Green City: A physical wing player who had little trouble getting to the basket and scoring in traffic. He has a strong body and he used it well to play through contact. He is a solid ball handler who also stepped up and knocked down a few 3-pointers.
Aaron Quinley 6’4″ First Baptist Academy, IL: A versatile wing player who play with a lot of energy on both ends. He was always hustling for loose balls and offensive rebounds. He has a nice skill set, including a very good pull up jumper on the move.
Cade Schnicker 6’2″ Edwards County: A high-energy combo guard who was very aggressive in pushing the ball in tempo every chance he got. He is a solid ball handler with a nice pull up jumper. He is also a very good passer who constantly found the open man.
Davion Williford 6’3″ Riverview Gardens: The athletic wing player is rounding back into form after missing his entire junior season with an ACL injury to his knee. He’s looking more springy and his first step is much better as he was able to beat defender to the hoop for buckets and get out in transition.
Kobe Branscomb 6’2″ Festus: It was my first time seeing Kobe play and I was impressed with his versatility and his ability to fit in with his teammates. He made some 3-pointers, attacked the basket well and also played well without the ball. He was constant motion.
Vincent Jackson 6’2″ Miller Career Academy: An unselfish player who laid back, but then when his opportunities came, he was able to take advantage of them with some strong takes to the basket. He looked to push the ball in transition on a consistent basis.