Get ahead of the game – watch top basketball recruits right here in Kansas City. The next college stars will be hitting the hardwood in Kansas City at the 2014 Sunflower Showcase.
The Sunflower Showcase, presented by 810 Varsity and RecruitLook, tips July 24-27 at Okun Fieldhouse by Mid-America Sports Complex on Johnson Drive in Shawnee, KS.
Recruits for KU, KState, Mizzou, Wichita State and many others will play in front of hundreds of college coaches … and you!
Highlighting the Sunflower Showcase will be Allonzo Trier of Athlete’s First. Trier leads Nike’s EYBL circuit at a whopping 29.4 ppg. Trier has offers from 30+ colleges, including Kansas. The guard is ranked No. 12 overall by Rivals, as Trier was ranked the top player in the country as an eighth grader and freshman.
Trier has received offers from Kansas, Louisville, Connecticut, Arizona, Georgetown, Wichita State, UCLA – nearly 30 in total from around the country. Trier plays for Oklahoma-based Athlete’s First, though Trier recently transferred from Kevin Durant’s alma mater Montrose Academy (MD) to Findlay Prep (Las Vegas, NV) to finish his high school career.
While Trier is first in the EYBL in scoring, Prince Ali ranks third at 21.8 ppg and No. 27 overall by Rivals’ rankings. Ali – who recently decommitted from defending national champion UConn this spring – and Southern Stampede feature a loaded squad, including 2016 class power forward Tony Bradley, who has 20 Division I offers including Kansas State and Wichita State.
“For local fans – especially K-State, Wichita State, MU and KU fans – the Sunflower Showcase features many players who could become the faces of the future for their programs,” said Mike Enright, tournament organizer.
Other top recruits around the country will be playing the 70+ team field, as well as teams from around Kansas City and the region. There will be over 700 prospects playing from 15 different states.
The tournament will feature some nationally ranked teams in various age divisions, including: Southern Stampede, Q6 All-Stars, Athlete’s First, Florida Flash, NewHeights NYC, KC Run GMC and St. Louis Gateway,
Tickets are $12 for a single-day pass, $40 for an all tournament pass (four days), including the semifinals and finals on Sunday.
There will be quite a few elite college prospects coming to Kansas City that the local teams will be evaluating. Here is a look at some of the players for Kansas Basketball, K-State Basketball and Wichita State Basketball.
Kansas Basketball Targets at the Sunflower Showcase
Allonzo Trier - 2015 : Combo Guard. One of the most coveted recruits in the country.
Jahmal McMurray - Reclassified to 2015 and will attend Sunrise Christian Academy. McMurray held several mid-major offers, but has recently gained high-major interest with his outstanding play at KU's camp and Whicita State's camp. McMurray is on a lot of D1 recruiting boards.
Mikey Wycoff - 2017 : Combo Guard for KC Run GMC. Currently does not have any division one offers, but is getting recruited by serveral high major programs...KU being one of them.
Kansas State Basketball Targets at the Sunflower Showcase
John Collins - 2015 : 6'9" : Power Forward : Plays for Florida Flash. John has exploded onto the recruiting scene in 2014. He has big frame that he uses to get to the rim. John can extend the defense with his mid-range jump shot.
Collins currently has offers from: K-State, Miami, Wake Forest, Texas, Tennessee, Georgia Tech, Memphis, Alabama, Central Florida, and others.
Ty Hudson - 2015 : 6'1" : Point Guard : Plays for Southern Stampede. Hudson has terrific court awareness and a toughness that you just don't coach. This lefty point guard likes to push the floor and create for his teammates.
Hudson currently has offers from: K-State, Xaviers, Clemson, Houston, Tennessee, VCU, UAB, Oklahoma State, South Florida, Virginia Tech.
Tony Bradley - 2016 : 6'10" : Center : Plays for Southern Stampede. Bradley has always been looked at as a top prospect, but has proven this recruiting period that he is one of the best in the 2016 class. He has tremendous footwork around the basket, and uses his big frame to establish a good post presence.
Bradley currently holds offers from: K-State, Whicita State, Florida, Florida State, Alabama, South Carolina, Illinois, Texas A&M, Cincinnati, Miami, Rice, Virginia Tech, Tennessee, Auburn, Cal, NC State, and others.
Kerry Blackshear, Jr. - 2015 : 6'9" : Power Forward : Plays for Q6 All-Stars. Blackshear is one of the hottest names since the April Live Period, picking up 15 division one offers. He is a big post presence that can block shots, defend on the perimeter, and always active on the glass. He is much improved offensively and will be picking up more division one offers this July.
Blackshear currently holds offers from: K-State, Wichita State, Arkansas, Florida State, VCU, Texas A&M, Mississippi State, Illinois, Clemson and others.
Wichita State Basketball Targets at the Sunflower Showcase
Matt Milon - 2015 : 6'4" : Shooting Guard : Plays for Q6 All-Stars. Milon is one of the top shooting guards in the country. Milon has a smooth lefty stroke from all over the court. He has improved his all-around scoring abilities and has showed he can get to the rim.
Milon currently holds offers from: Wichita State, Oregon State, Boston College, Purdue, Virginia Tech, Auburn, Davidson, Creigthon, Florida State, and many others.
Jakolby Long- 2016 : 6'4" : Shooting Guard : Plays for Athlete's First. Long had a nice season on the Nike EYBL circuit, which led to some new recruiting interest. Long has the ability to score from anywhere on the court and is very good in the transition game.
Long currently holds offers from: Wichita State and Oklahoma.
Tyrone Taylor - 2015 : 6'3" : Point Guard : Plays for Top City. Taylor is one of the best point guards to come out of Grandview High School (same high school that produced Alec Burks). He is the all-time assists, steals, and three pointers made leader for the basketball powerhouse Grandview in Missouri. Taylor reclassified to 2015 and made some noise this past weekend at a Chicago event. Lots of schools are now recruiting Taylor.
Taylor currently holds offers from: Wichita State, Nebraska, St. John's, Tulsa, Arkansas, Flordia Gulf Coast, Texas and others.
Wichita State also has offers to: Allonzo Trier, Tony Bradley, Kerry Blackshear.