Prep Hoops Missouri spent Thursday night at Hazelwood Central to take in the action at a Jamboree that featured John Burroughs, McCluer North and the host Hawks. Here is a look at the top underclassmen at the event, many of which play for the John Burroughs Bombers.
(John Burroughs): The 6’3″ 2024 guard looked very smooth as a ball handler and scorer throughout the evening. His mid-range game is butter as he can get to his spot and elevate on the jumper. He also scored on some tough takes in the lane and got himself to the free throw line.
Tristan Reed (John Burroughs): A 6’7″ 2026 power forward who plays a game similar to his older brother Tarris Reed, Jr., who is now a freshman at Michigan. He establishes his position very well in the the post and holds it. When he grabbed offensive rebounds, he was finishing well around the basket.
Harry Bailey-Howard (McCluer North): A 6’1″ 2025 guard who has good athleticism and a high basketball IQ. He used his quick first step to get to the basket with effective slashing moves, which include the pull up jumper. His feel for the game was also nice as he could deliver good passes and move to the right spots on the floor.
Sheek Peason (John Burroughs): A 6’7″ 2026 forward who has excellent length and an effective skill set. He plays a finesse game around the basket where he has a nice shooting touch with the short jumpers and jump hooks. He also runs the court with ease and can catch the ball well on the run to convert transition layups.
Brendan Tate (McCluer North): A 2023 combo guard who played a solid game at both ends of the court. He is a solid defender who can guard on the ball very well and get into the passing lanes. He was also a very effective slasher in the lane.
Owen Walther (John Burroughs): A 6’0″ 2025 guard who was easily the best perimeter shooter I watched at the event. He hit a total of eight 3-pointers in the two scrimmage games as he stretched the floor very well. He has a quick release off the catch and he moved well to get to the open spots.