Posted On: 10/9/18 6:33 PM
PRWEVIEW: Kansas’ Wings on the cusp (2020)
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 across the state.
Here, Prep Hoops Kansas takes a look at some players in the rising junior class on the verge of a breakout season.
Prep Hoops Kansas takes a look at some of the state’s most underrated senior bigs.
Isaiah Gavin, 6’5, G/F, St. Thomas Aquinas (MoKan Select)
A long, rangy wing with good athleticism, Gavin runs the floor well and has a good feel for passing the ball and playing in transition. He is at his best at the defensive end where he is capable of defending multiple positions thanks to a long frame and quick feet. At the offensive end of the floor, Gavin lets the game come to him and does a lot of dirty work in the plaint, cleaning up misses and staying active on the baseline.
Shawn Hendershot, 6’4, G, 2020, Blue Valley North (KC Spurs)
Hendershot is a versatile, well-rounded guard with a diverse skill set. He handles it well, can shoot from the outside and is big enough to haul in rebounds in traffic and take the ball coast-to-coast. He has good court vision and can help direct an offense, or play off the ball and work hard running off screens to get open looks.
Harper Jonas, 6’3, F, 2020, Andover (NLHA)
Blessed with good size, length and some bounce, Jonas runs the floor well and does a little bit of everything at a high level. He can defend multiple positions, rebounds and makes plays around the basket, or is capable of playing on the perimeter. He is a good perimeter shooter with a smooth looking 3-point shot and is a good slasher as well.
Thomas King, 6’4, G, 2020, Campus (NLHA)
King put together a big offseason with NLHA and showcased terrific athleticism along with a well-rounded skill set. He is at his best in transition where he is capable of finishing above the rim, is a terrific 3-point shooter and handles it well. King is a good rebounder and can defend multiple positions as well.
Mason Quartlebaum, 6’3, F, 2020, Lawrence (KC Run GMC Red)
One of the biggest risers we saw throughout the offseason, Quartlebaum impressed with his size, frame and all-around game. He is a strong, physical player who plays much bigger than his listed 6’3 height, and while he can score in the paint, he is even more comfortable on the perimeter where he is capable of knocking down 3-pointers and handling the ball. He is definitely a player to watch going forward.