Posted On: 04/21/21 2:06 PM

Looking ahead to the premier event of the weekend with the field of over 150 teams in just the 17U division alone, with talent loaded from around the country, we will focus on the shooters who will be at the event from the Kansas and Missouri scene, who will be very well represented at the event.

 

 

 

  • Gateway Basketball Club 17U (2022) Duo: 6’5 Guard Zaid Dajani Zaid Dajani 6'3" | CG Olathe Northwest | 2022 State KS (43% on 21 attempts), 6’1 Guard Howard Johnson Howard Johnson 6'1" | SG Junction City | 2022 State KS (45% on 20 attempts), and 6’2 Point Guard Trevor McBride Trevor McBride 6'2" | CG Basehor-Linwood | 2022 State KS (45% on 11 attempts). This is a group that has a high assist percentage and gets great opportunities from deep with its extra pass making and drive and kick ability. All three have nailed bombs off the catch, dribble, and on the move. 6’5 Point Guard Nahcs Wahwassuck Nahcs Wahwassuck 6'5" | CG Royal Valley | 2022 State KS was 3 of 5 from three in their last tournament and his stroke is looking better and better, he picks his spots from deep and takes high quality looks.   Gateway Basketball Club 17U (2022) Duo: 6’5 Guard Preston Golden Preston Golden 6'4" | SG East Carter | 2022 State MO (Pictured) and 5’10 Guard Casen Lawrence Casen Lawrence 5'10" | PG Westminster | 2022 State MO are both terrific scorers of the basketball and can get going from deep. Lawrence made over 77 threes on the season and is really good at getting himself loose and some separation on the perimeter to knock down the long ball. Golden has really solid length and poise on the perimeter and uses both to knock down tough shots. A lot of shot making between these two and GBC as a whole, shoul dbe a fun group to watch.   Unsigned Senior Shooters: Aidan Harper Aidan Harper 5'11" | PG Winfield | 2021 State KS will be playing with Perry Ellis 34’s 17U team and he is an All State level player and shooter of the basketball from Winfield high school. The 6’ guard has tremendous range and confidence to shoot the ball well beyond the arc and shoots it at a high clip. He had to make a bunch of shots during the high school season and will be looking to display some efficient numbers from the 3 point line this weekend.   Spence Blaine (2022): The 6'3 816 Hoops guard is an absolute sniper from 3. Scoring over 20 in two out of three games in Lincoln while absolutely dominating on the perimeter, Blaine is a guy who is always shot ready, and shots to make shots not just shoot to shoot it. He has played in a ton of big games in his high school career so far and he has shown no drop off this spring. He is lethal from the corners, transition, and off screens, it really is pick your poison with Blaine.

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