810 Varsity hosted their Sunflower Showcase over the weekend with top metro teams in action. We were on hand for the late afternoon games which saw Basehor-Linwood, Park Hill South, McPherson, and Piper all playing. All four teams were respectively ranked in their classes, which made this an incredible event. Here are some standouts from the two afternoon games we were in attendance for.
Josh Prososki 2020 G Park Hill South – Prososki was phenomenal for the Panthers down the stretch against Basehor-Linwood. Prososki was clutch at the free throw line for Park Hill South late in the game when they needed to put Basehor away. In addition to his clutch free throw shooting, Prososki showed his ability to extend to the 3-point line and knock it down from a distance. When given the separation, Prososki wasn’t afraid to shoot and showed that willingly. Prososki did a good job curling off screens and continuing to the basket, while also showing his ability to be a playmaking guard as well.
Jake Powers 2020 G Park Hill South – Powers was also a crucial piece for the Panthers down the stretch against Basehor. Showing his ability to step up to the line and knock down crucial free throws when his team needed it most. Powers has an incredible motor and showed his willingness to rebound against a bigger Basehor team.
Trevor McBride 2022 G Basehor-Linwood – McBride’s shot wasn’t falling on Saturday night, but that didn’t stop him from impacting the game in other ways. A playmaking guard in every way, McBride showed flashes of his incredible court vision, burst, and ability to create space for his own shot. Once the shot starts falling at a consistent rate, he’ll be hard to guard.
Connor Younger 2020 G Basehor-Linwood – Younger started slow against Park Hill South but started to come alive after halftime. Younger’s shooting stroke is pure, anytime he shoots it you think it’s going in. Younger showed he has the ability to score at all three levels on offense, and also introduced an added level to his game from when I saw him in the summer. Younger used the mid-range to his favor on Saturday night, something that’ll help the lefty at the next level.
Jordan Brown 2022 G Basehor-Linwood – Brown started off Saturday on fire, drilling multiple three’s from all over the court. His range is undeniable. Brown is a crafty guard, and is improving on his ability to create space for his own shot.
Tamar Bates 2021 G Piper HS – Bates was the best player to take the court the entire Saturday afternoon. Bates plays with passion and intensity the second the ball tips and doesn’t stop until the game is over. A smooth, slashing wing, Bates has elite athleticism combined with his defensive prowess. Bates ability to get to the rim is bar none, and continues to show why High Major Colleges are recruiting him hard. Bates should see a rise in his ranking come the end of the season as well.