Posted On: 10/10/18 12:00 PM
PREVIEW: Kansas’ Inside-out combinations (2019)
Prep Hoops Kansas takes a look at some of the state’s top inside-out senior combinations.
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 inside-out player combinations.
Elex Banks (6’5, PF/C, 2019) and Mark Grammer (6’2, G, 2019) Salina Central
Of course, this list could have easily included several other Salina Central players, including perhaps senior guard Harper Williams, but we like the in side-out combination of Burks, a strong powerful interior player with good hands and a soft touch, and Mark Grammer, who is a tough, no-nonsense defender who is a solid rebounder and a standout shooter capable of lighting up a scoreboard.
Devon Koehn (6’7, F, 2019) and Caleb Grill (6’2, G, 2019) Maize
Koehn and Grill are easily one of the top 1-2 punches in the state with Koehn bringing energy, athleticism and a presence in the paint, while Grill is among the state’s top perimeter players. Grill is a terrific all-around scorer who brings athleticism and a high skill level to the floor.
Kobe Bonner (5’10, PG, 2019) and Trey Duffey (6’6, F, 2019) Seaman
Duffey is among the state’s more skilled returning big men with a wide array of old school post moves, a soft shooting touch and a natural feel for playing at the high post. He and Bonner provide a solid 1-2 punch as Bonner brings an all-around game to the floor and the point and the ability to play off of Duffey.
Tyler Rollwagon (6’1, G, 2019) and Brody Marshall (6’5, F, 2019) Gardner Edgerton
Two of the state’s most underrated players, Rollwagon and Marshall, provide the Trailblazers a solid 1-2, inside-out punch. Rollwagon is a terrific perimeter shooter with the ability to get hot and knock down 3-pointers, and can play either guard spot effecttvely. Marshall is a skilled forward who brings his own inside-out abilities, as he brings activity and the ability to finish shots around the basket or step out to the perimeter and play a face-up game as well.