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2019 Sunflower Showcase: Friday Night Standouts

The first day of 17u games at the 2019 Sunflower Showcase has concluded, with several top performers all throughout. There were several high intensity games with players putting themselves ahead of the pack and making themselves known in front of the 50+ college coaches in attendance. We look at some of the top Friday Night standouts from the 17u games.

Tony Toney 2020 Guard Team Carroll Premier

Toney is a 3-sport standout and it showed on Friday night. The 2020 guard ended up with 25 points in his teams win vs Team Cooper. The shifty and athletic guard proved that he was one of the best shooters at the event when he drilled four threes in a row to give his team a comfortable lead against Team Cooper. Missing a couple players and his floor general, Toney showed he was more than capable of handling the point guard position and creating opportunities for his teammates. Toney was electric on the defensive end as well as he played the passing lanes and ended up with multiple steals because of it.

Justus Cooper 2020 Guard Team Cooper

Cooper willed his team to a near upset of Team Carroll Premier to end the night. The 6’4” guard ended up with 20 points and scored at all three levels in doing so. Cooper was tasked with guarding the opposing team’s best player and proved that he can be a great defender due to his athleticism. Cooper was great on both sides of the ball in his team’s loss to Team Carroll Premier as well.

Jarrett Hensley 2020 Forward Team KC Black & Link Year Prep

Hensley put on a show for his team against KC Run GMC’s UAA squad. Hensley was a force to be reckoned with on both ends causing havoc on Kian Scroggins on the defense. Hensley scored at all three levels and continued to show off his repertoire of moves from the elbow. Whether it’s shooting from mid-range or three-point, Hensley can do it. While only finishing with 13 points for his Team KC Black team, he showed why he’s picked up several Division One offers over the last week.

Tayven Glasgow 2020 Guard Team KC Black & Lee’s Summit West

Glasgow continues to impress me every time I watch him play. Glasgow isn’t the flashiest player, but he does a little bit of everything. With his team down 16-4 early, Glasgow entered the game and the momentum immediately switched in their favor. Whether it was getting his teammates involved and leading them to scoring opportunities or being a defensive stalwart, Glasgow did it all. An unselfish guard who sets the tone on both ends of the floor. Glasgow finished with 8 points against KC Run GMC UAA.

Ty Berry 2020 Guard KC Run GMC UAA & Sunrise Christian Academy

When you need someone to lift your team and break open a run, Ty Berry is your guy. Berry did just that against Team KC Black late in the 2nd half when things were looking tight for his Run GMC squad. Berry hit two huge back to back threes that put KC Run GMC on top for good. Berry has a multitude of Division One offers and it was easy to see why on Friday night. When he’s got the hot hand, the kid’s not going to miss. A crafty guard with one of the best handles you’ll see. Berry was a lockdown defender in their last game of Friday night, stifling Team KC Black’s guards. Was hands-down the best player of Friday night’s games.  

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