Posted On: 06/2/21 7:14 PM

While there were dozens of high-quality guards at the Grind Region Memorial Classic in Kansas City last weekend, there weren’t a ton of big men. But the ones who were there impacted the game with their size, presence inside, and scoring abilities in the post.

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

Evens Appolon Evens Appolon 6'9" | PF Father Tolton | 2023 State MO , 6-foot-9, MPJ Elite, Tolton HS (pictured):

Perhaps the biggest player in the 16U ranks at KC, Applon catches your eye immediately. He’s 6-foot-9, with a physically developed frame. He’s not thin or gangly. He’s coordinated, powerful and flat out large. He runs the court and plays hard. He is a force in the low block, and is developing a more full repertoire. Appolon is downright frightening to drivers. He blocks several shots per game.

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

Gracia was a shot-blocking machine at KC. He’s got really long arms and moves gracefully through traffic to get to shots in the air. Gracia runs the court and chases down plays in transition. He has a pretty well-rounded game. He showed off his 3-point shooting and ability to catch and score on

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