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Posted On: 10/11/18 12:00 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 junior class.
Below are some of the state’s top big men prospects in the 2020 class.
Chris Miller, 6’6, F, Blue Valley SW
One of the state’s most skilled low post players, Miller brings terrific footwork to the low block, has an array of moves to free himself underneath and is capable of finishing through contact and around bigger, stronger players in the paint. He can put points on the board in a hurry and plays with a big motor.
Michael Peake, 6’7, F, Blue Valley Northwest, MoKan Elite
A transfer from Kansas City, Mo., Peake was among the top ranked players in the 2020 class in Missouri in its latest rankings update and will likely debut high in the Kansas’ rankings at some point as well. He has a big, strong frame, brings athleticism and fluid mobility to the floor, and a diverse skill set. He is developing his game away from the basket but shows flashes of brilliance when operating on the wing.
O’mar Stanley, 6’8, F, Blue Valley West, MoKan Elite
Stanley is among the state’s best big men in the 2020 class, armed with a big frame and the ability to play above the rim at the offensive end of the court, block shots at the defensive end of the floor, as well as the ability to play on the perimeter some as well. He can shoot the 3, handle the ball a little and can finish plays in traffic.
Reece Williams, 6’7, F, Leavenworth, KC Run GMC
A skilled big man,
Williams loves the face-up game out of the high post and few in Kansas are better. He combines strength and skill, is a willing and capable rebounder and is a solid passer with a good feel for the game. He has a soft shooting touch from the high post, and loves to use the spin move when he faces up his man. Williams has soft hands and a good touch in the paint.