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Posted On: 10/22/18 7:41 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 sophomore class.
Below are some of the state’s top wings in the 2021 class.
Jack Chapman, 6’5, G, 2021, Blue Valley Northwest, KC Run GMC 15U
Chapman had a big freshman season for Blue Valley Northwest as he came off the bench and provided an offensive spark. He followed with a strong offseason running with KC Run GMC and showcased an aggressive style of play. He is a strong finisher in transition, can make plays off the bounce and is at his best attacking the basket where he has good size and a feel for finishing plays in traffic.
Blake Danitschek, 6’4, G/F, 2021, Kapaun Mt Carmel (MoKan Select)
Danitschek has a combination of size, length and skill for a young wing player. He can put the ball on the floor and drive to the basket, and can also step out and shoot from the outside and is strong and physical with the ball. Danitschek put together a strong offseason running with MoKan Select and appears poised for a breakout season at the high school level.
Harvey Davis Jr., 6’2, G/F, 2021, Shawnee Heights
Davis didn’t get a lot of hype last season at Shawnee Heights, but was part of a youth movement in the program that followed a big senior class that captured a state championship in 2017. He has a solid skill set and good athleticism and the ability to play inside-out basketball. Davis can knock down the 3, haul in rebounds and defend multiple positions. He mostly played a supporting role for the Thunderbirds as a freshman, but could be ready to take a big step forward this season.
Daylan Jones, 6’4, G, 2021, Wichita East (MoKan Elite)
One of the state’s most promising young players, Jones is a well-rounded player capable of attack the basket off the bounce, defending multiple positions, rebounding and scoring in a variety of ways. He is coming off a big freshman season as he led the Aces in rebounding (5.2), assists (2.1), steals (1.6) and finished second in scoring (10) and 3-point shooting.
Cory Powell Jr., 6’3, G/F, 2021, Topeka Highland Park (SSA Elite)
Powell is among the better young players in Topeka and features a well-rounded inside-out type game. He can handle the ball a little, shoot from the outside and is a strong player in transition. He is also a tough, physical presence on the boards and can defend bigs or guards. Powell brings some explosiveness to the court and a lot of versatility.