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Posted On: 11/28/18 7:48 AM
Prep Hoops Missouri was in the house for three first-round games at the MICDS Tip-Off Tournament. The semifinals will be held tonight with St. Charles West taking on Francis Howell Central and host MICDS meeting Lift for Life.
Here is a Top 10 List from the first-round action at MICDS:
Top Senior: Trent Champagne 6’3″ (St. Charles West) – The talented guard scored a game-high 24 points in the Warriors victory over Westminster. He already has a nice mid-range jump shot off the bounce, but now he has really improved his 3-point shooter to make himself a legitimate three-level scoring threat. He a couple from well beyond the 3-point line. He also displayed some excellent court vision to locate open teammates.
Top Junior: Anthony Kent 6’0′ (Lift for Life) – A very undersized post player who collected 15 points and 13 rebounds in a victory over Roosevelt. Despite his lack of height, he is very stout and very active around the basket, which made him very tough to handle. He simply outworks the opposition.
Top Sophomore: Jack Pronger 6’6″ (MICDS) – The lanky wing player had 15 points and 12 rebounds in an easy victory over Metro in the first round. He is an excellent 3-point shooter off the catch, but he has added so much more to his game. He scored in the post and also knocked down a few mid-range jumpers. Pronger has also improved his ball-handling and his passing skills have always been on point.
Top Freshman: Brandon Mitchell-Day 6’3″ (MICDS) – The talented youngster scored 14 points against Metro and displayed a versatile all-around game. He knocked down a couple of 3-pointers and used his athleticism to score off the offensive boards. He is a good ball-handler with a high basketball IQ. His ceiling is quite high.
Top Shooter: Luke Linam 6’1″ (Westminster ’19) – The talented sharpshooter made six 3-pointers in a narrow loss to St. Charles West. Of his 13 field goal attempts, 12 of them were from 3-point range and he shot a robust 50 percent of his long distance shots. He has a quick release and he moves well without the basketball.
Top Athlete: Terrell Cannamore 6’3″ (Roosevelt ’19) – A two-sport athlete who is coming off a tremendous football season at wide receiver, Cannamore started his basketball season with 20 points against Lift for Life. He is a slashing athlete who attacks the rim at all times. He threw down three impressive dunks in transition during the game.
Top Reserve: Hasani Spann 6’0″ (MICDS ’21) – The young shooting guard is a mini-microwave with his ability to provide instant offense off the bench. He scored 12 points in the victory over Metro, including an eight-point flurry in the third quarter when he made consecutive 3-pointers and a layup in about a 45-second period.
Top Point Guard: Demarcus Sanford 6’2″ (Lift for Life ’21) – A natural scoring guard who did a nice job as the team’s primary ball handler and facilitator. He did a fine job of finding open teammates throughout the evening. He ran the fast break well and did a good job controlling things in the half court.
Top Post Player: John Wilson 6’6 (St. Charles West ’21) – A burly young post player who checks in about 275 pounds and he knows how to use that size in the low post, where he can establish his position and hold it with relative ease. When he catches the ball, he has a nice touch around the basket. He uses the backboard, which I really like.
The Slasher: Barcus Jackson 6’1″ (Lift for Life ’21) – The athletic guard scored 15 points in the victory over Roosevelt. He was very good at attacking the basket and scoring at the rim. He was especially good in the transition game with the Hawks creating many opportunities with their full-court pressure.