Posted On: 07/5/21 5:36 PM

Summer gives Western Kansas players an opportunity to match up with those they don’t get a chance to see during the high school season.

Here are a few 2023s and 2024s from the farthest western part of the state who are showing what they can do against elite competition (in alphabetical order):

Emmett Gaskill, 6-foot-2 forward, 2024, Hugoton, SSA Hoops Elite (pictured):

Gaskill plays the role of ‘tweener’ for SSA. He is a solidly built and long guy who could play forward, but also has the ball skills to have the ball in his hands from end to end. He works hard to battle when in the lane, but he spends a lot of time helping bring the ball up the court and move it on the perimeter. He’s a team-first player who screens, passes, and makes sure his teammates have opportunities. But he also has some scoring ability that will help Hugoton out next year.

Griffin Heger, 5-foot-9 guard, 2024, Hugoton SSA Hoops Elite:

A tough and active guard, Heger really gets after it at the defensive end. He also attacks with the ball in his hands, handling it well and getting in the lane to create opportunities. He

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