Posted On: 09/12/20 9:55 AM

Topeka tends to be dominated by smaller players. Only CJ Powell returns as a standout big man, and his game is not that of a pure post.

But some young bigs will try to change that this winter. Some up-and-coming posts got a lot of experience on the club circuit this summer and are ready to contend for varsity action this fall.

Here is a look at some of the Topeka-area posts who were the top risers this summer (in alphabetical order and with club and high school and grad year listed):

Gabriel Davis, Kansas 94x50 Elite 15U, Highland Park, 2023:

The 6-foot-6 Davis is a project. He is a large young man who appears willing to work hard and learn how to sharpen his game. He has some nice tools to work with – soft hands and a nice touch around the goal and in the midrange. He works hard in the post and calls for the ball. He may not be ready for varsity on the loaded Highland Park squad, but Davis is a player to keep an eye on.

Brody Gormley, Kansas Hoggs 16U, Seaman, 2022:

Built like a football player, Gormley will bring toughness to the

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