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Posted On: 09/15/18 9:00 AM
Here is a look at the Class of 2021 wings from the Prep Hoops Missouri Top 250 Expo in St. Louis:
Eddie Simon 6’3″ Whitfield: A versatile talent who is primed for a breakout season for the Warriors in 2019. He has a good body and he uses his strength to attack the basket on score in the paint. He is a solid ball handler who can create shots and knock down a jumper. His pull up jumper is very good.
Aahmod Scarbrough 6’0″ Hazelwood Central: A versatile player who can operate just about anywhere on the floor. He is an excellent rebounder for his size. He’s active and has a nose for the ball. He is an excellent slashing threat who can get to the rim and score. He will also get out in the transition game. You don not have to run plays for him and he will still produce.
Brock Wakefield 6’2″ South Iron: The lanky young wing was one of the top perimeter shooters in the event. In one game, he knocked down four 3-pointers in a row. If you put the ball in his hands, he is fully capable of making a play off the dribble. He was an Class 1 All-Stater as a freshman. Will continue to be a problem in Class 1.
DeMarion Shanklin 6’2″ Jennings: This slashing young wing had a very productive day at the expo. The lefty has nice handles and did a nice job of getting to the basket on a consistent basis. He can either get to the rim or pull up and hit a smooth 15 footer off the bounce. His length also served him well on defense as he picked pockets and got into the passing lanes.
Demarcus Sanford, Jr. 6’1″ Lift for Life: A solid wing player with good length and the ability to go and get buckets in a variety of ways. He does a lot of his business off the dribble where he has good handles and some nice escape moves. He can also make a turnaround jumper on the baseline.
Hasani Spann 6’0″ MICDS: The young guard was instant offense for his team. Just wind him up and he’s going to knock down 3-pointers. He can really spark a team with his outside shooting because he can hit two or three in a hurry to change the game. He is developing a solid one or two dribble move off the bounce to pull up from 15 feet.
Brycen King 6’1″ Ellington:I was impressed with this young man’s play at last year’s Top 250 when he was a freshman and I continue to be impressed by him now. He has good size and a good feel for the game. He lets things come to him without trying to force the issue. Then, he will drop a nice dime and knock down some 3-pointers. He even uses the glass, a real lost art.
Cachao Gianquinto 6’3″ Battle: A good-sized wing player who had a very impressive freshman campaign at Battle in helping them win a Class 5 district championship. He is a solid shooter off the catch with the ability to handle the ball and make a play. He also moves well without the basketball.
Owen Farrell 6’0″ Sullivan: A unheralded guard who did an excellent job of shooting the basketball and earned him a spot in the Top 20 All-Star Game at the end of the day. He was very good off the catch, plus he worked hard and made a lot of good hustle plays.
Barcus Jackson, Jr. 6’0″ Lift for Life: An active wing player who was very effective when he was slashing to the basket. He was also a very good defensive player who got down in a stance and challenged offensive players. A good player to have on your team because he does a lot of different things.
Grant McDaniel 6’0″ Timberland: The young guard displayed some very good perimeter shooting skills throughout the day, especially off the catch. He made himself available and knocked them down.
Jason Sides 6’0″ Washington: A young man who played with a lot of energy and wasn’t afraid to take the ball to the basket in traffic. When he was left open, he did a good job of hitting 3-point shots.
Isaiah Johnson 6’2″ Battle: Solid wing player who had a quick first step and some good takes to the basket. He gave a good effort on the defensive and and played the passing lanes well.