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Posted On: 08/10/20 12:47 PM

It was an entertaining weekend of basketball at The Finale in Kansas City. Here are some of my observations from Sunday’s final day of competition of action from the HyVee Arena.

Carroll GoL1ve takes the 17U title

Carroll GoL1ve looked very impressive all weekend in winning the Passion Bracket 17U championship. They defeated MoKan Select 2021 in the championship game. The MVP of the day was 6’3" 2021 guard Cachao GianquintoCachaoGianquinto6'3" | SGBattle | 2021StateMO of Battle. Gianquinto scored a game-high 24 points in the finals and 18 in the semifinals game. He is a fundamentally sound guard who had no holes in his game. He shot the ball from distance, attacked the basket and made some pinpoint passes while playing excellent defense. The frontcourt pair of 6’6" 2021 Jalen HamptonJalenHampton6'5" | PFUniversity City | 2021StateMO (University City) and 6’7" 2021 O’mar Stanley (Link Year) was a formidable duo throughout the weekend. Both are athletic players with high motors. Together, they were tough to keep off the offensive boards. All three are Division I talents with Stanley already with an offers from Ole Miss and SEMO on the board. A young man from Kansas who gave them a lift was 6’5" 2021 forward Tanner Hecht,

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