Posted On: 05/14/19 8:30 PM

LAWRENCE, Kan. — The annual KC Classic saw some of the top grassroots teams from around the state of Kansas, Kansas City and the region meet at the Kansas Pavilion in Lawrence and the event drew several top performers.

Here, Prep Hoops takes a look at some of the events top defensive players in the 17U division.

27-Kamari Armstrong, 6’2, 2020, Olathe East, KC Silver

A defensive player who is tough to get around and shoots well in the mid-range. He is strong for his size and can get inside and score. He plays smart with the ball. He works when he gets his touches and keeps playing when things aren’t swinging his way. He looks inside to pass and has a team first attitude.

6-James King, 6’1, 2020, Wichita East, Kansas MTXE 17U

A pest of a defender who moves his feet and is constantly looking to force a turnover and kick off a fast break. Kings is a mobile player with the ball and can score through the air. He likes the glass on the corner shot and showed the ability to knock down tough chances.

2-Ethan Lincoln, 6’2, 2020, Lawrence Free State, Grandstand Elite


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