Posted On: 11/5/20 2:58 PM

Prep Hoops Missouri begins its annual conference preseason outlooks with a preview of the Metro Catholic Conference. The MCC sent to two teams to the Final Four of the Class 5 state tournament last season in CBC and Chaminade. DeSmet is looking to make a big run this time around.

Earl’s Preseason Starting Five

Tarris Reed, Jr. 6’8" Chaminade (’22): Talented power forward who has several major Division l offers.

Sekou Gassama Sekou Gassama 6'10" | PF DeSmet | 2021 State #166 Nation MO 6’10" DeSmet (’21): Long post player who can score inside, block shots and run the court.

Robert Martin 5’9" CBC (’22): Talented point guard who has been the floor general of two Final Four teams.

Damien Mayo Damien Mayo 6'2" | SG Chaminade | 2022 State MO 6’3" Chaminade (’22): Explosive wing player who averaged 12 points a game last season.

Nick Kramer Nick Kramer 6'4" | SG SLUH | 2022 State MO 6’4" SLUH (’22): Talented wing scorer who averaged 16 points last season.

 

Best of the Rest

2021

Yaya Keita Yaya Keita 6'9" | PF DeSmet | 2021 State #210 Nation MO 6’9" DeSmet (Out with a knee injury)

Chevy Brenson Chevy Brenson 6'3" | SG CBC | 2021 State MO 6’3" CBC

Thomas Redmond Thomas Redmond 6'4" | SG DeSmet | 2021 State MO 6’4" DeSmet

Freddie Cooper Freddie Cooper 6'5" | SG SLUH | 2021 State MO 6’4" SLUH

Ethan Lattimore Ethan Lattimore 5'11" | PG Vianney | 2021 State MO 5’10" Vianney

Bobby Braun Bobby Braun 6'5" | PF Vianney | 2021 State MO 6’4" Vianney

 

2022

Brian Taylor Brian Taylor 6'4" | PG DeSmet | 2022 State MO 6’3" DeSmet

Sekou Gassama Sekou Gassama 6'10" | PF DeSmet | 2021 State #166 Nation MO 6’10" DeSmet (’21): Long post player who can score inside, block shots and run the court. Robert Martin 5’9" CBC (’22): Talented point guard who has been the floor general of two Final Four teams. Damien Mayo Damien Mayo 6'2" | SG Chaminade | 2022 State MO 6’3" Chaminade (’22): Explosive wing player who averaged 12 points a game last season. Nick Kramer Nick Kramer 6'4" | SG SLUH | 2022 State MO 6’4" SLUH (’22): Talented wing scorer who averaged 16 points last season.   Best of the Rest 2021 Yaya Keita Yaya Keita 6'9" | PF DeSmet | 2021 State #210 Nation MO 6’9" DeSmet (Out with a knee injury) Chevy Brenson Chevy Brenson 6'3" | SG CBC | 2021 State MO 6’3" CBC Thomas Redmond Thomas Redmond 6'4" | SG DeSmet | 2021 State MO 6’4" DeSmet Freddie Cooper Freddie Cooper 6'5" | SG SLUH | 2021 State MO 6’4" SLUH Ethan Lattimore Ethan Lattimore 5'11" | PG Vianney | 2021 State MO 5’10" Vianney Bobby Braun Bobby Braun 6'5" | PF Vianney | 2021 State MO 6’4" Vianney   2022 Brian Taylor Brian Taylor 6'4" | PG DeSmet | 2022 State MO 6’3" DeSmet Nate Straughter Nate Straughter 6'2" | SG Chaminade | 2022 State MO 6’2" Chaminade Larry Hughes Jr. Larry Hughes Jr. 6'5" | SG Christian Brothers | 2022 State MO 6’5" CBC Brennan Lovette Brennan Lovette 6'6" | SF DeSmet | 2022 State MO 6’5" DeSmet Mikahl Abdul-Hamid 6’4" CBC Jaden McClain 5’9 SLUH Adam Sausele Adam Sausele 6'3" | SG Vianney | 2022 State MO 6’2" Vianney   2023 B.J. Ward B.J. Ward 6'0" | PG Chaminade | 2023 State MO 6’0" Chaminade Justin Duff Justin Duff 6'3" | SG DeSmet | 2023 State MO 6’3" DeSmet Zach Orthwerth 6’4" SLUH Keaton Stone Keaton Stone 6'5" | SF Maryville | 2023 State MO 6’8" CBC Jervon Ford Jervon Ford 6'5" | PG CBC | 2023 State MO 6’4 CBC   Predicted Order of Finish 1 DeSmet 2 Chaminade 3 CBC 4 SLUH 5 Vianney

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