Prep Hoops Missouri takes a look at the top available Class of 2020 prospects from the Southeast part of the state.
Blessin Kimble 6’6″ Charleston: The bouncy forward is a double-double machine who plays with a high motor at all times. He led the Bluejays to a third-place finish in the Class 3 state tournament last season. A tireless worker.
Justice Thoma 6’4″ Cape Notre Dame: A physical wing player who returns after averaging 11 points a game as a junior. He is tough in the mid-range area with a capable 3-point stroke and explosive leaping ability.
Doreante Tucker 6’3″ Cape Girardeau Central: A slashing wing player who returns after leading the Tigers to the quarterfinals of the Class 3 state tournament.
Samuel Bledsoe 6’2″ Charleston: One of the top 3-point marksmen in the state, “Shootin’ Sam’s” perimeter shooting helped bring Charleston to the Final Four of the Class 3 state tournament.
Tyrus Reddin 5’8″ Cape Girardeau Central: A small, but very athletic point guard who plays much bigger than his actual size. He has excellent speed and quickness in the open court and can finish in the paint over bigger defenders. Helped lead the Tigers to the Class 3 state quarterfinals.
David Layton 5’11” Oak Ridge: An incredible bucket-getter who was one of the leading scorers in the state as a junior. He averaged more than 35 points a game, including a couple of games in which he topped the 50-point mark. He loves to attack the basket.
Andrew Schwarting 6’6″ Saxony Lutheran: A versatile combo forward who can score in the post, but can also step outside and knock down perimeter jumpers from 3-point range. He is an excellent shooter off the catch and can come off screens well to make shots.
Kendrick Brown 6’3″ Poplar Bluff: An athletic wing player who is ready to take up a much bigger role this season. He attacks the basket well and is a strong rebounder ffrom the wing.
Luke Reynolds 6’4″ Jackson: Versatile wing player who is the top returning player back from an Indians’ team that won a Class 5 district championship last season.