Posted On: 04/25/21 5:51 PM

Kansas freshmen faced some tough competition from around the country at the Prep Hoops Live event held at Drive5 Sports Center in Kansas City.

SSA Hoops Elite Black went 2-2 in the tough Pool C. They ran into two bad matchups that resulted in losses. One was to South Dakota Attack that boasted a 6-foot-11 post and a lot of size across the board. The other was to the Alabama Celtics, an ultra-athletic bunch that, by the end of the tournament, was considered one of the best in the field. Despite running into a ton of size, SSA Black was led by bigs Bryce Beisner of Beloit, Abe Hilbert of Nemaha Central and Ian McNabb of Manhattan. Emmett Gaskill of Hugoton and Quevon Purucker of Manhattan had some good moments as well.

KC Spurs Black was 3-1 in Pool E and made a real good impression on the weekend. Jaxon Klein was perhaps the most impressive Kansan 15U at PH Live. He is a high-energy slasher from Blue Valley Northwest who relentlessly attacks the rim and has a lot of versatility. Another standout was guard David Cobin of Desoto, a darting, high-scoring point guard who turns a lot of steals

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