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17u Must Watch Games at the Sunflower Showcase

One of Kansas City’s most iconic summer basketball events is back and takes place this weekend. The 2019 Sunflower Showcase’s games will be played in Shawnee, Kansas at Okun Fieldhouse. The event will bring in teams and college coaches from all over the midwest, including some major shoe circuit teams. With so many great teams being in attendance, we take a look at some of the must-watch pool play games that will take place on Friday and Saturday between all age divisions. 

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17u Must-Watch Games On Friday

Marcus Denmon Elite vs. Oklahoma PWP UAA @ 4:40pm

Oklahoma PWP bring to town arguably the hottest recruit on the trail in Bryce Thompson, who blew up this spring while playing in the UAA. Bryce Thompson will get the majority of the fanfare, but the kid he shares the backcourt with should get just as much attention and that’s Trey Phipps. Phipps, a Tulsa commit is a sharpshooting guard who should not go unnoticed. 

Marcus Denmon Elite is fresh off a 6-2 weekend at UA Rise in Atlanta and looking to make some waves against one of the better UAA teams in PWP. Ben Palacios will be a name to watch in this matchup.

KC Run GMC UAA vs. Team KC Black @ 7pm

The Battle Of Kansas City. This is the game everyone needs to be in the gym to watch. You have the iconic program in Run GMC who has some of the most notable alumni. Then with Team KC Black you might have one of the most underrated teams in the nation. We expect this game to be intense and a battle down to the wire with both teams wanting to stake their claim as the best team in Kansas City. There will be several player matchups to watch in this game. Kian Scroggins and Jarrett Hensley. Ty Berry vs Kaimen Lennox/Tayven Glasgow. 

17u Must-Watch Games On Saturday

KC Run GMC UAA vs. Team Carroll (AL) Adidas @ 9:40am

Early morning action for what might be the best game on Saturday outside of bracket play. Team Carroll just had a productive weekend at the Adidas Gauntlet Championships and is looking for that to be carried over going into this weekend. Run GMC will be fresh off the anticipated Friday matchup against Team KC Black as well. A player matchup worth watching is 2022 Zocko Littleton, Jr. for Team Carroll going up against Run GMC’s Ty Berry. 

Pure Prep vs. Team FOE Elite @ 10:50am

This is one of the more intriguing games on Saturday morning. Pure Prep is going to have to defend Lado Laku from FOE Elite if they want to win. Pure Prep will boast their star point guard Aquan Smart who has seen his stock rise since last week in Atlanta. This should be a guard heavy matchup that will be exciting to watch on both ends.

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