Posted On: 05/10/21 3:00 PM

The KC Classic year in and year out is always one of the premier events of the spring circuit. This year was no different with a humongous talent pool, amazing atmosphere inside the arena, and teams battling it out from across the country. The series of coverage will look at players who participated in the event that I was able to check out.


Fred Criqui Fred Criqui 6'7" | C St. Marys | 2022 State KS , 6’7 F, SSA Elite 17U Black (Pictured): Continues to get better and better with each minute of game action and high quality big he plays. Getting really comfortable with the ball in the post and his back to the basket as well as getting to the front of the rim on rim runs and slips. He finished with a game high 18 points and 10 rebounds in a game against Houston Hoops EYBL with a big with an Oklahoma offer. Hit a nice elbow jumper after relocating on a drive, had a couple of offensive rebound put backs, a full court rim run catch and finish, and his patented jump hook was at work.


Emmanuel Byrd Emmanuel Byrd 6'7" | PF Staley | 2022 State MO , 6’6 F, 816 Hoops Burch: A very solid forward piece to

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