PREVIEW: Girdiron to Hardwood (2019)

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Kansas

Posted On: 10/29/18 7:57 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 several football standouts in the 2019 class who will make an impact on the hardwood this season.

Clay Cundiff, 6’5, F/TE, 2019, Bishop Carroll

Cundiff has committed to play football at Wisconsin and is widely recognized as one of the state’s top football recruits in the 2019 class. On the hardwood he brings toughness, the ability to set a screen or grab a rebound and a winning attitude. He averaged 10 points, 4.5 rebounds and played a key role on a team that went 20-5 and won a Class 5A state championship.

Easton Dean, 6’7, PF/QB, 2019, Labette County

The Iowa State commit was leading the state in passing yards at last report throwing for 2,042 yards. On the basketball court, Dean brings a unique blend of size at 6’7 and skill as the left hander can shoot from the outside, pass the ball and is willing to get in the paint and do some heavy lifting.

Mason Griffin, 6’2, G/QB, 2019, Silver Lake

The sharp shooter has put in a terrific season on the gridiron this fall at QB, throwing for 1,446 yards, completing 66 percent of his passes for 18 TDs and just one INT. On the basketball court, Griffin is a hard nosed competitor who can shoot from the 3-point arc, create offense off the bounce and gets to the basket well.

Trace Leners, 6’1, G, 2019, Salina, WSC Team Driven
A scrappy, hard-nosed basketball player, Leners has been one of the state’s top receivers this season, making several highlight type catches. He put together a bog summer playing with WCS Team Driven, bringing intensity and a defensive minded effort to the team. He showed he is a capable defender and shooter and the ability to do a little bit of everything.

Mason Myers, 6’0, G/TE, 2019, Olathe North, KC Spurs

At 6’1, 200-pounds, Myers brings a versatile skill set to the football field and does whatever is necessary for his team to win. He brings the same attitude to the hardwood where he is willing to do the little things. He can knock down open 3-pointers, but is capable of getting on the boards and defending in the paint when needed.