Posted On: 06/3/21 9:44 PM

Athleticism was on display at the Grind Region Memorial Classic in Kansas City last weekend. Big guys who can run and play on the perimeter. High risers and full-court sprinters. And little guys with lightning quickness and who can play amongst the trees.

Here are some of the top athletes at the GRMC 16U tournament (in alphabetical order):

Katraleus Aldridge, 6-foot-4 forward, United Basketball, Highland Park HS:

Aldridge is a smooth and springy forward who handles the ball expertly in the open court. He’s got a great crossover that, at his length and with his quickness, is going to be tough for many bigs to stop. He gets by defenders on the perimeter consistently, cutting into the lane to score or dish. He’s explosive going to the hole and has afterburners in the open court.

Kade Lustenberger Kade Lustenberger 6'5" | PF Carterville | 2023 State IL , 6-foot-5 forward, Illinois Bears 1, Carterville HS (pictured):

Lustenberger’s athleticism makes him a very versatile player. On offense he’s got the length and the physicality to make plays in the post and through traffic. But he’s long and lean, quick on the perimeter and fast up and down. He jumps a lot of passing lanes and blocks shots, exploiting his quickness

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