Posted On: 10/15/18 9:29 PM
PREVIEWING KC: Top 2020 Forwards
With basketball practice a few weeks away, Prep Hoops takes a look at several players to watch this upcoming season, starting with some of the Kansas City area’s top breakout forwards in the class of 2020.
Cade Berg, 6’6, F, Blue Springs South (MO Team Carroll)
An athletic wing player, Berg is a rising young forward who plays well away from the ball and brings a big motor and lots of energy to the floor. He is a terrific defender, capable of guarding multiple positions, and brings activity to the offensive glass. Berg is a hard worker who has a developing skill set and the ability to score in a variety of ways.
Dylan Brougham, 6’7, F, 2020, Park Hill South (Mo.)
Brougham has emerged this offseason as one of the Kansas City area’s top rising junior forward prospects as he combines agility, energy and a willingness to defend, rebound and block shots. He might not be a big scorer right away at South, but could give the Panthers a big presence at the defensive end of the court this season.
Trevor Kardell (Lee’s Summit West)
A three-sport standout, Trevor Kardell has committed to play baseball at Mizzou and is also shining this fall on the football field as a wide receiver. On the basketball court, Kardell got varsity minutes on a talented Lee’s Summit West team as a sophomore last season and showed the ability to knock down perimeter jumpers and score in the paint.
Doza Piatia, 6’4, F, 2020, Staley (NDaGym)
Piatia is likely not on many’s preseason radar, but he impressed during the offseason with his solid paint presence and resilience while competing for Kansas City based NDaGym. He likes contact and can push his way around under the basket. Piatia has good, good hands and is tough to keep off the offensive glass.
Kian Scroggins, 6’5, PF, 2020, Raymore-Peculiar (Yanders Law)
Scroggins is a highly skilled forward who has been a varsity regular at Ray-Pec since his freshman season. He has terrific size, a strong frame and a versatile, well-rounded skill set. He can shoot from the 3-point arc with consistency, is willing to post up and score around the basket and brings some old schools moves to the paint.