Posted On: 12/13/20 3:00 PM

The Cape Girardeau Winter Shootout was held recently in Missouri.  The event featured a ton of quality talent from southern Illinois.  Prep Hoops Illinois dives into the top performers from the event here!


Noah FranklinNoahFranklin6'5" | SFCobden | 2021StateIL (Cobden – 2021)

Franklin is a 6’7” small forward that almost operates as a point forward with how well he passes the rock.  Pushes in the open floor always having his head up looking to make a play.  He is crafty on his takes and finishes well on post ups.  Seems to have gotten thicker since the summer.  Most impressive play was when he crashed the glass for an offensive rebound and put it in with a reverse layup.  Holds several D1 and D2 offers.


Joe MeltonJoeMelton6'6" | CNorris City Omaha Enfield | 2021StateIL (Norris City Omaha Enfield – 2021)

Melton is a 6’8” post that has a thin frame.  He is a quality rebounder on both ends of the floor going after rebounds in traffic and high pointing them.  Got on the offensive boards for several put backs.  Rim runs and can knock down threes at a high clip.  Brings athleticism on the defensive end being able to move his feet on the perimeter along

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