Unknowns and Undervalued

Posted On: 12/1/18 3:36 PM

LIBERTY, Mo. — The second game of the annual 810Varsity Tip Off classic featured Lawrence Free State running away from Blue Springs for a 75-51 win thanks to a monster performance from 2019 Noah Butler.

A 6’5 wing player, Butler went for 31 points and showcased an all-around game, throwing down dunks, hauling in key rebounds and running the floor and handling the ball in transition.

MVP: Noah Butler (6’5, G/F, 2019, Free State). A four-year varsity standout, Butler has long been known for his rare combination of strength, power and skill level, but he has taken his game to another level this season. He is a monster around the basket, on the offensive and defensive glass, in transition and on the baseline. He is among the state’s top dunkers and throws it down with authority. Butler went for 31 points on Saturday, including a host of highlight reel slams.

Offensive Performer: DK Middleton (6’2, G/F, 2020, Free State). Middleton is coming off a big summer running with Primetime Ballerz and has seen that success carry over to the high school season. He has terrific size and plays much bigger than his listed 6’2 height thanks to a long, rangy

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