Posted On: 06/16/22 1:44 PM

On Friday and Saturday, some of the top talent from around the Midwest will convene at Staley High School in Kansas City for a live period event for Division I coaches. Forty Iowans are among the players who will be in attendance. In this article, we take a look at the bigs from the Class of 2023 that made the cut and will play this weekend. 


Caden Kirkman Caden Kirkman 6'8" | PF Wilton | 2023 State IA (Wilton)

Kirkman is probably the big man that has the most to gain from this weekend. A highly skilled 6-8 big who can stretch the floor and dominate on the block, Kirkman has a bit of a throwback game with his elite footwork and touch around the rim. But he also has some modern big man in him as well, with a smooth stroke that can space the floor and some rim protection. I’m surprised that he doesn’t have a handful of low-to-mid-major offers already, and I expect that to change after this weekend. 


Kade Benjamin Kade Benjamin 6'6" | PF New London | 2023 State IA (New London)

An athletic big man who runs the floor really well,

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