Posted On: 10/7/18 4:11 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 skill sets in the rising senior class.
Below are some of the players that compete with the biggest motors.
Trey Bates, 6’0, G, 2019, Piper, MoKan Select
Bates is a terrific lead guard who can knock down the 3, get to the basket and is creative off the dribble and able to lead a team. He also plays with a lot of passion and intensity and makes life difficult for opposing players in the backcourt as he is always around the ball, as evidenced by his 3.5 steals per game last season.
Matthew Chapman, 6’7, F, 2019, Blue Valley Northwest
Chapman’s game is all about hard work, hustle and a willingness to do the little things at a high level. He has waited his turn at Blue Valley NW playing behind a host of talented big men throughout his varsity career, but he looks to get an opportunity as a senior this year. He impresses his ability to grind and his hard work attitude. He isn’t a big scorer or flashy player, but he brings toughness and a big motor to the floor.
Brett Chapple, 6’5, PF, 2019, Lawrence
Chapple is an undersized power forward who can play a little on the perimeter when needed but loves to clean up offensive boards, take charges and set tough, physical screens. His motor is always running hot and brings a junkyard dog attitude to the court.
Jacob Weber, 6’3, G/F, 2019, Winfield (Kan.)
Weber is a player who has largely flown under the radar throughout his high school career to date, but there aren’t many who play the game harder and with more energy and hustle. He competes at both ends of the floor, dives on the floor for loose balls and is a hard worker at the defensive end of the floor.