Posted On: 06/12/20 9:46 PM

The summers before a player’s junior and senior years are huge. As everyone knows about small schools, particularly in rural areas, summer club ball may be the only chance to get on the radar of college recruiters.

But not every player is trying to get noticed. Many are just trying to improve their skills to step into bigger roles at their high school. Either way, these two summers are crucial.

Every player is missing time on the floor, but for some guys, the pandemic is really affecting their prospects. As summer games start up, let’s hope these guys can get in the work they need.

Here are some of the Northeast Kansas 2022s most affected by the shutdown:

Noah Hastert, forward, Cair Paravel:

Talk about under the radar. The 6-foot-5 Hastert plays high school at a non-KSHSAA school, so he gets very few chances to show what he can do against name-brand schools. But he has played summer ball for SSA Hoops and would really benefit from a chance to show what he can do against top competition. He went for 25 in a marque matchup against Hayden and had some good showings against other KSHSAA schools. His teammate, 2020

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