OLATHE, Kan. — The second day of the annual 2019 Jayhawk Invitational continued on Saturday at locations across Kansas City and several players raised their profile with big performances.
Here Prep Hoops takes a look at several under-the-radar types who raised their profile with strong performances.
12 — Adam Sommer, 6’3, G, 2020, Parkway South, Arsenal Hoops
Sommer plays with confidence and is a terrific shooter, able to come off screens, work away from the ball, or play with the ball in his hands. He had several terrific games for Arsenal Hoops and showed the ability to create off the bounce, set up defenders as hew worked off the ball and good court savvy and awareness.
3 — Andrew Branson, 6’1, G, 2020, St. James, St. Louis Shooting Stars
Branson showed some toughness as a ball handler and playmaker throughout the weekend as he avoided turnovers, got the Stars into their offense and stepped up and knocked down shots when his number was called. He is a crafty ball handler who isn’t flashy, but gets the job done and plays a consistent style of play.
3 — Jace Lance, 6’1, G, 2020, Marshall, KC Team YOBO
Lance is a tough guard who can run the point or run off the ball as he is a knock down shooter. He likes to play a physical brand of basketball and doesn’t back down from a challenge, especially at the defensive end of the court. The son of Missouri Valley head coach Chad Lance, Jace Lance brings a high basketball IQ and court awareness to the floor.
11 — Jordan Jermain, G, 2020, Raymore-Peculiar, Team KC Grey
Jermain is a strong point guard type who handles it well, plays smart, fundamental basketball and is a knock down shooter when he has his feet set. He is coming off a strong season with Raymore-Peculiar and has seen that success carry over this spring.