Posted On: 11/14/21 10:00 AM

Prep Hoops Missouri continues its preseason previews with a look at the South Central. Thayer and Ava are two teams that are coming off of district championship campaigns. Mountain Grove also has a solid group returning.

The Starting Five

Andrew Dalton Andrew Dalton 6'2" | SG Ava | 2022 State MO 6’3" Ava: A strong 2022 bucket-getter who will finish his career with more than 2,000 points. The All-State performer averaged 22 points and eight rebounds a game as a junior.

Jordan Andrews Jordan Andrews 6'0" | CG Thayer | 2022 State MO 6’0" Thayer: A 2022 guard who earned All-State honors after leading his team to the state quarterfinals. He averaged 21 points, four rebounds and two assists a game as a junior.

Gaige Pitts 6’0" Thayer: A 2022 point guard who is an excellent floor general. He averaged 12 points, four rebounds and three assists a game as a junior.

Kaden Bruce 6’0" Mountain Grove: A 2022 guard who earned All-Conference honors last season. He averaged 12.6 points, three rebounds and three assists a game as a junior.

Scott Osborn 6’0" Willow Springs: A undersized 2022 post player who is physically strong and outworks bigger opponents. He averaged 12 points and six rebounds a game as a junior.

 

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