Posted On: 04/25/21 9:35 PM

 After spending much of Day 2 of the Prep Hoops Live watching 17U action at the HyVee Arena, I returned to the Convention Center to catch the evening action with the 16Us.

 It so happens that I caught three 16U teams from the middle of the state all in succession. COMO-TNT, Missouri Elite and Mid-Mo Elite all have quality teams with good players to track for the next couple of years. Here is a look at those three teams.


 They are deep and athletic and they like to play fast. They have two bullish point guard in 5’11 Courtland Simmons Courtland Simmons 5'10" | PG Fulton | 2023 State MO and 5’8 Tay Patrick Tay Patrick 5'8" | PG Battle | 2023 State MO . Both are strong and can penetrate and shoot. Walker Gohring Walker Gohring 5'10" | CG Fulton | 2023 State MO has a nice 3-point stroke while 6’0 2024 Kenny Jackson is a slashing young guard who excels in the transition game.

  COMO-TNT is just as talented up from with 6’6 power forward Colby Lancaster Colby Lancaster 6'5" | PF Fulton | 2023 State MO inside. He has a big body and a lot of athleticism. 6’5 James Bennett is a long and lanky jumping back with a big upside while 6’3 Donovan Wiegal is a fine all-purpose player. On this night, the team was without 6’5

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