PREVIEW: Kansas’ best shooters (2020)

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Posted On: 10/10/18 8:46 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 rising senior class.

Below are some of the state’s top perimeter shooters in the 2020 class.

Johnathan Jackson, 6’4, F, 2020, Blue Valley (MoKan Elite)

Jackson is the younger brother of current Sacramento Kings guard and North Carolina standout Justin Jackson. But Johnathan Jackson is making a name for himself on the hardwood after a standout offseason running with MoKan Elite. He is a terrific perimeter shooter who works well off the ball, able of freeing himself by running off screens.

Tanner Mans, 6’5, F, Bishop Carroll, Pray N Play 

Mans is coming off a big offseason competing for Kansas Pray N Play 16U squad. He is an underrated athlete who can shoot lights out from behind the 3-point arc and is improving his ball handling and creative skills. He is terrific moving away from the ball and getting open.

Jaden McGrath, 5’11, G, Independence, Pray N Play

A strong and physical guard, McGrath likes to shoot off the catch, but can also create his own shot off the dribble and is a capable defender. He can get hot in a hurry and put points on the board quickly from behind the arc.

Jack Moellers, 6’2, G, St. James

Moellers emerged last season as an elite perimeter shooter, capable of shooting the ball from well beyond the arc, is capable of running off screens and playing off the ball, and can also shoot a little off the dribble. He is an emerging all-around player and is a capable scorer who has provided leadership and a steady hand in the backcourt.

Sam Nicodemus, 5’9, G, 2020, Olathe West 

Nicodemus is flying under the radar a bit, but he is a crafty guard who brings leadership qualities to the floor, the ability to handle the ball and play the point, and he can be a knock down shooter when needed. A left hander, Nicodemus is poised for a breakout season with Olathe West this year.