Posted On: 05/29/21 11:26 PM

A whole lot of 16Us made big impressions on the first day of the Grind Region Memorial Classic in Kansas City.

Here are a handful of Kansas 16Us who stood out on Day One (in alphabetical order):

Ketraleus Aldridge, 6-foot-4 forward, KC United, Highland Park HS:

The Topeka product opened some eyes with his performance Saturday. He’s a fiery competitor who showed he can score in a variety of ways. He can really elevate to get his midrange jumper off, and he has a quick crossover that helps him get in the lane. He is explosive and energetic on the boards and at the defensive end.

Mason Gomez, 6-foot-2 forward, Kansas 94x50 Elite, Topeka West HS:

Gomez filled it up from deep on Saturday. This guy has deep range, and hit a surprising percentage. He’s got a quick and confident release. He can push the ball in the open court, make passes on the drive, and hit midrange shots. But it’s his deep stroke that is really eye-opening.

Fernando Gracia, 6-foot-5 forward, 816 – Burch, Olathe North HS:

No one blacked more shots on Saturday than Gracia. He roams around the defensive end, showing great timing and instinct to leave

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