Tyler Dearman (2019, 6’4): Lengthy prospect that brings more of an outside game offensively but can play multiple positions defensively. Solid understanding on how to get his opponent off balance, finding his way to put points on the board. Not afraid to attack and body up in the post, even though he may not matchup weight wise to his opponents. Highly underrated finisher inside and taking contact but also has great confidence from outside.
TJ McMaster (2020, 6’1): true ball-handler for this team. Has a great change of pace to his game and understands how to get an offense into their sets or push the ball in transition when available. Head always up, eyes always moving.
Tristan Maxwell (2020): Automatic scorer for this team with a smooth release. He comes in, finding his own shot anywhere on the court. He has the capability to get hot from outside with his three-ball but also works tremendously well when he puts his head down and attacks. He should once again be one of the top scorers for this team and around the state.
Shamann Artis (2020): Comes in and is not afraid to pull the trigger. Can shoot the outside shot well from three, as well as body up defenders (undervalued at times).
Chris Ford (2021): some may think he is undersized but brings a strong, rough game to the floor. With the size North Meck has, he has to play more down low but seems to like playing closer to the rim. Smooth mid-range jumper but mostly that glue-type player that gives you production on several areas.
AJ McKee (2019, 6’2): a full-throttle type guard, that uses his speed to his advantage, whether in the half court or in transition. He plays with a chip on his shoulder and a “dog “mentality. Very unselfish player, showing his vision in the paint, in the open floor, and his ability to score inside-and-out.
Raja Milton (2019, 6’0): Milton is just another solid scoring guard that can play with or without the ball. With the ball, he knows how to set up his defenders and without the ball, find the open jumper. What you have to like about his game is the swagger he brings to the floor.
Omarion Brodrick (2021, 6’6): Just another young big from Independence that explodes with versatility. He moves inside and out on the offensive end and always has his hands ready on the defensive end. Excellent shot-blocker at an early age with great timing. His speed in running the floor as well as inside the paint to create deflections is fantastic.
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Isaac Boothe (2021, 5’10): Watch out for this point guard, as he plays like an experienced veteran. With the ball in his hands, he knows how to use his handles and speed to get around defenders. Always looking up to make the extra pass and moves his feet incredibly well. This young point guard is only going to get better and has all the tools to be one of the better PG’s in the state for his class.
Eli Cupples (2019, 6’2): looks like a grind-it-out guard that wants to play his game and his speed. He constantly is in attack mode for this team at the guard position and is a great finisher.
Peter Olatunji (2019, 6’8): physically a big specimen is what obviously stands out but continues to develop his offensive game down low and sing that strength to his advantage.
Garrett Hien (2020, 6’9): when you first look at Garrett, you may think he is more of a post presence but one couldn’t’ be more wrong. He brings intriguing versatility that spreads the floor on both ends and showed that he can defend multiple positions. He has a nice form with his jumper that allows him to score on all three levels.