Posted On: 06/4/21 8:47 PM

With another weekend of action about to kick off, let’s take one more look back at some 16U’s who didn’t make the all-star team, but who stood out at the Grind Region Memorial Classic in Kansas City (in alphabetical order):

All Star:

Eli Shetlar Eli Shetlar 6'4" | SG Andover | 2023 State KS , 6-foot-4 guard, TBB KS, Andover HS (pictured):

Shetlar was the only Kansan listed on the GRMC all-star teams. He is a smooth, smart guard/wing who can do some of everything. He stood out for getting into the lane and making athletic plays, particularly kicking the ball to teammates or scoring on aggressive drives. But he can hit from distance, and has the length to impact the game in many ways.


Fernando Gracia Fernando Gracia 6'5" | PF Olathe North | 2023 State KS of 816 Burch made an impact with his shot blocking and his ability to float from the lane to the perimeter to find open threes. His teammate Drew Purdy is also a shot-blocking big who stood out in KC. Michael Brown of Wichita Magic is an intimidator in the lane who also passes well from the post. Jailen Thompson Jailen Thompson 6'5" | PF Free State | 2023 State KS of United Basketball showed off a lot of athleticism and playmaking from the lane. Spencer Owens of KC

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