Posted On: 04/14/19 9:38 PM

Prep Hoops Missouri was in the house at the Center of St. Louis Sports for the final day of the Gateway All-American Tournament. The Marcus Denmon Elite program reigned supreme on the high school front as it took home two of the three championship trophies in the 16U and 17U divisions. The Knights Basketball Academy out of St. Louis took home the 15U championship.

Here is a look at the championship game standouts:

17U: Marcus Denmon Elite 57 Gateway 41

Prep Hoops Missouri Game MVP: Dez McKinney (Marcus Denmon Elite)

It was an impressive showing by Marcus Denmon Elite in the championship game as they controlled the game from start to finish with its superior guard play. They played four guards most of the time and all four were capable ball handlers, passers, playmakers and decision makers. When their half-court offense was stagnant in the first half, they created buckets with defense as they converted turnovers to easy transition baskets.

The quartet of McKinney (Raytown South), Ben Palacios (St. Michael), Maricus Grant (Battle) and Zach Nelson (Shawnee Mission North) worked well together on both ends of the court.


16U: Marcus Denmon Elite 53 Team Ramey CCM 48

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