Unknowns and Undervalued

Posted On: 11/27/19 10:00 AM

Prep Hoops Missouri takes a preseason look at some of the top Class 3 teams to watch in the state. (Listed in alphabetical order).

Blair Oaks: The Falcons advanced to the state quarterfinals a year ago and will be good again with the return of 6’8’ 2020 forward Eric NorthweatherEricNorthweather6'8" | PFBlair Oaks | 2020StateMO to lead the way. Joining him up front will be his talented younger brother, 6’7" 2022 forward Luke Northweather.

Cardinal Ritter: The Lions should be one of the top contenders in Class 3 with a strong group returning. The top scorer back is 6’3" 2021 guard Mario Tillman. Up front is the dynamic trio of 6’7" 2020 Garry Clark, 6’6" Brandon EllingtonBrandonEllington6'6" | PFCardinal Ritter | 2020StateMO and 6’8" 2021 Joshua Robinson. 2022 guard Luther Burden III is a major football recruit Luther Burden III who also excels in hoops. 2020 guard Glenn ValentineGlennValentine6'0" | PGCardinal Ritter | 2020StateMO and 2021 transfer Jo DJoD5'10" | PGVan Horn | 2021 are very capable point guards.

Charleston: The Bluejays return a strong crew from last season’s Final Four team that finished third in the state tournament. 6’6" 2020 forward Blessin KimbleBlessinKimble6'5" | PFCharleston | 2020StateMO is a double-double machine while 6’2" 2020 guard Samuel BledsoeSamuelBledsoe6'2" | SGCharleston | 2020StateMO can knock

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