Posted On: 09/15/18 10:00 AM
Here is a look at several 2019 Missouri prospects who raised their profile at the Prep Hoops Kansas Top 250 Expo held on Sunday at Blue Valley West.
62-Gannon Kenney, 6’5, F, 2019, Stockton (Mo.)
A physical player who can stretch the floor. Kenney is comfortable putting is body on an opponent and backing them out of position. He has a handful of post moves he likes and he shoots a high percentage around the basket. Kenney also plays well outside of the paint. He moves his feet well on defense up top and can put the ball on the floor and make pull-up mid-range jumpers.
71-Layton Moody, 6’2, G, 2019, Buffalo (Mo.)
Moody is a good offensive player who can get buckets and make slick passes. He’s a smart player who plays a solid speed and is always willing to make the extra pass. Moody is also a high percentage shooter. He can get to the basket at times, but is comfortable from midrange and behind the 3-point line. Moody would have been rewarded if he took more chances on offense, but he played solid minutes for his team.
88 — Brendan Smith, 6’7, F, 2019, Borgia (Mo.)
Smith was a key contributor a year ago for the Borgia Knights and showcased a versatile, well-rounded skill set for a big man. He is a fluid athlete at 6’7 who can muscle up with the big boys in the paint, but is versatile enough to defend some on the perimeter if necessary. Smith brings a lot of energy and activity to the floor, hustling for offensive rebounds and put backs and making himself available around the basket and on the baseline.
112-Zion Wiseman, 6’3, G/F, 2019, Lee’s Summit West (Mo.)
Wiseman is a consistent body on the block. He stays after plays and fights hard to rebound, block shots and come up with plays under the basket. He can handle the ball well and can work his game beyond the paint. He is a good shooter and a threat on offense when he’s open and has a step on his defender.
8 — Anthony Bell, 6’5, F, 2019, Park Hill South (Mo.)
Has some length and bounce around the basket, but struggled to get much done as Bell missed several easy chance in the paint in the games that we watched. He had some terrific moments on the offensive glass and might have been one of the camps better all-around rebounders.