Posted On: 10/11/18 10:38 PM
PREVIEWING KC: On the Cusp
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 top shooters in the class of 2020.
Byron Alexander, 6’2, G, 2020, Staley (MoKan Elite)
One of the Kansas City area’s rising players in the junior class, Staley guard Byron Alexander can do a little bit of everything at the high school level — shoot it, handle it, get on the boards and can defend. While listed at 6’2, Alexander plays much bigger as he has a big, strong frame. He moves well without the ball and does a good job running off screens away from the basketball.
Jordan Jermain, 5’10, G, 2020, Raymore-Peculiar (KC Spurs Black)
An underrated guard, Jermain isn’t very big, but he can play. He is quick and shifty off the dribble, has a natural feel for the game and shows consistent form and balance on his perimeter shot. Jermain enters the upcoming season as one of the better shooters in his class as well as he can light up a scoreboard with his perimeter shot.
Reggie Morris Jr., 6’1, G, 2020, Grandview (MoKan Elite)
A year ago, Morris averaged 7 points per game for the Class 4 state champion Grandview Bulldogs, and with the graduation of several talented seniors, he is poised for a breakout season. Morris is coming off a strong offseason with MoKan Elite 16U squad and showed the ability to handle the ball under pressure and knock down perimeter shots. He was second on Grandview last season with 47 3-pointers while shooting 38 percent from behind the arc.
Jalen Perry, 5’8, G, 2020, Liberty North (MoKan Elite)
Perry isn’t very big, but he is poised for a breakout season for Liberty North. He is a strong guard who is capable of running the point, handling the ball under pressure, and has the ability to stick long range 3-pointers. He has put together a strong offseason running with MoKan Elite’s 16U squad.