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Posted On: 10/3/18 11:42 PM
PREVIEWING KC: Top 2019 Shooters
With basketball practice a month away, Prep Hoops takes a look at several players to watch this upcoming season, starting with some of the Kansas City area’s premier shooters in the rising senior class.
Alex Brandt, 6’3, SG, 2019, Blue Springs South (Marcus Denmon)
Brandt is coming off a strong season competing for Marcus Denmon on the NY2LA circuit and appears to be the next Blue Springs South player to take their game to new levels as a senior. At 6’3, Brandt has good size and length with a long wing span, is a strong passer, can score in the paint and is a solid ball handler. He’s almost certainly a player that is flying under the radar heading into the upcoming season.
Don Edmondson, 6’1, G, 2019, Truman (Mo.), KC Pacers
A hard-nosed guard who brings intensity, basketball IQ and a good feel for the game, Edmondson showed off the ability to play tough defense, compete at both ends of the court and knock down outside shots. He has largely flown under the radar as a prospect, but is coming off a strong summer competing for the KC Pacers, and while he will be counted on to provide an all-around game this year for Truman, his calling card is his outside shooting.
Dawson Herl, 6’4, G, William Chrisman (KC Pacers)
Also a leader on the football field this fall at QB, Herl is a standout perimeter shooter who had a terrific showing shooting the ball from the perimeter throughout the offseason for the KC Pacers. While he is known for his outside shooting, Herl is also terrific at putting the ball on the floor and creating offense off the dribble and can get all the way to the bucket. He has good size at 6’4 and is a good passer along the perimeter.
Glen McClintock, 6’1, G, 2019, Rockhurst (Team Rush)
An Air Force commit, McClintock put together a terrific spring running with KC Team Rush. He is an all-around guard, capable of doing a little bit of everything at the offensive end of the court as he handles it well, can shoot from the outside but can also create a little off the bounce and get to the basket. He brings a fearless style of play to the court and a competitive nature.
Deandre Sorrells, 5’11, G, 2019, Grandview (MoKan Elite)
There might not be a more consistent perimeter shooter that we saw throughout the offseason than Grandview 2019 guard Deandre Sorrells, who established as an elite level shooter playing for MoKan Elite 17U squad on the Nike EYBL circuit. Sorrells combines a quick, relaxed delivery with the ability to handle the ball, and defeat pressure off the dribble. He was the second-leading scorer for Grandview a year ago, averaging 15 points while making 105 3-pointers on 43 percent shooting from behind the arc. Sorrells holds an offer from Air Force and is hearing from several schools.