Posted On: 10/31/19 12:27 PM
One team taking care of business in the Breakdown Fall League is Champlin Park. The Rebels are a top ten squad entering the season despite so much production lost.
Moving On: The Rebels missed the state tournament last year by one overtime basket in the section finals. Champlin Park was 23-6 but lost second leading scorer Jacob Johnson (now at D1 Missouri-Kansas City), defender and 8.7 point per game scorer Alex John (at Missouri Western), grinder Kato Seley, and top player Bennett Otto (at Augustana) to graduation. All four were starters.
Returning Starters: The lone non-senior starter a year ago was Jared Walter, a 6-foot-3 hard working wing that defended well, made the right offensive reads, and scored in space in the chances he could get for a couple buckets a contest. Walter will get more offensive chances this year as he's a year more matured, but his role will still be similar.
Reserves Playing a Bigger Role: The top returning scorer for the Rebels is Francis Nwaokorie, a 6-foot-6 or 6-foot-7 center that has a game that makes me think Jacob Hutson. Francis (scored seven a