Posted On: 11/20/20 11:44 AM

Prep Hoops Missouri continues its conference previews with a look at the Big 8 East, a solid group of teams in the Ozark Region. Springfield Catholic, Logan-Rogersville and Mt. Vernon will continue to field very solid teams.

Earl’s Preseason Starting Five

Mason BallayMasonBallay6'0" | PGMt. Vernon | 2021StateMO 6’0" Mt. Vernon: Strong 2021 point guard who averaged 15 points and five assists in leading his team to a conference title as a junior.

Zach HowellZachHowell6'4" | SGSpringfield Catholic | 2022StateMO 6’4" Springfield Catholic: Talented 2022 wing who returns after averaging nearly 19 points a game as a sophomore.

Jaesik Friggle 5’10" Aurora: Capable 2022 combo guard who averaged 16 points, five rebounds and two assists a game as a sophomore.

Lance Hafar 6’4" Reeds Spring: A 2021 forward who averaged 12 points, eight rebounds and two blocks a game as a junior.

Kanon GipsonKanonGipson6'2" | SGLogan-Rogersville | 2021StateMO 6’3" Logan-Rogersville: A solid 2021 guard who returns after averaging 9.4 points and nearly five assists a game as a junior.

 

Best of the Rest 

2021

Blake Anderson 6’0" Marshfield

Micah Asbill 5’10" Reeds Spring

Zach Bergmann 6’4" Logan-Rogersville

Cole Jones 5’10" Hollister

Will Squibb 6’2" Springfield Catholic

 

2022

Josh Barlow 6’4" Hollister

Kai Brown 6’0" Mt. Vernon

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