Posted On: 07/9/21 2:42 PM

Kansas City schools are tough places to get playing time. Particularly early. It takes a special player to get on floor as a junior, much less a freshman or sophomore.

Here are a handful of up-and-coming forwards in KC to watch develop this summer (in alphabetical order):

Shaun Cannady, 6-foot-3 forward, 2024, KC-Washington:

An athletic big running with Cauley-Stein Elite this summer, Cannady is a shot blocker. He thwarts attempts with his long reach and quickness off the floor. He finishes strong around the rim and often scores through contact. He has a good combination of power and agility and makes nice moves in the post.

Charlie Carroll, 6-foot-3 forward, 2024, Shawnee Mission East:

Carroll is a long forward for the KC Spurs who can make plays in the lane or floating on the perimeter. He is a solid post presence and rebounder at both ends, but he has the versatility to do much more. He catches and shoots or gets shots on the move. He probes defenses with the dribble, showing his confident handle. He is a good perimeter shooter, causing even more problems for defenders.

Blake Kilian, 6-foot-4 forward, 2024, Blue Valley West:

A big athlete with the

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