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Posted On: 10/27/18 11:22 PM
As part of its 2018-19 preview series, Prep Hoops Kansas takes a look at some of the state’s top players in a variety of positions in the senior class.
Below are some of the state’s most underrated shooters in the 2019 class.
Tanner Albright, 6’1, G, Kingman
Albright is a terrific shooter from the outside who moves well without the ball and can knock down shots when he gets his feet set. He is slender of build, but shows a quick release and has a smooth, repeatable stroke. Albright is also strong off the bounce, able to get to the basket and shows terrific quickness getting to the basket.
Izaiah Hale, 6’1, G, Heights, River City Hoops
An athletic point guard, Hale is a good defender, is capable of handling the ball and getting to the basket and can knock down open shots. He averaged 8.2 points for a talented Heights team that advanced to the Class 5A state championships in Topeka. He made 37 3-pointers in 23 games, shooting 40 percent from behind the arc.
Easton Leedom, 6’3, F, Andover Central
Leedom has an old-school type game, capable of handling the ball and carving out a path to the bucket where he has an array of scoop shots that he uses. He is the only real forward on this list as Leedom made 55 3-pointers last year for Central in 24 games while shooting 37 percent from behind the arc while averaged 13.4 points per game.
Savonni Shazor, 6’6, G, 2019, Lawrence, KC Spurs White
Shazor has a slender build, a long, rangy frame and a versatile game for a player with his size and height. He can handle the ball a little, is active in the passing lanes defensively thanks to his length and his calling card as a player might be his outside shooting. He has a quick, fluid shooting stroke and a quick release from distance. His outside shooting helps open things up for Lawrence, a team that is projected to have a big season in 2018-19.
Logan Talley, 5’11, G, 2019, Mill Valley
Talley is a knock down shooter with a terrific feel for the game and the ability to make big shots and can get hot and can string several shots together. He can handle the ball a little in the backcourt and is also a terrific free throw shooter. Talley is also a standout on the football field where he hauled in 91 passes for 1,254 yards as a junior and has followed with a strong senior season.