Saturday, February 25, 2017

Scores 2/24/2017

by David Brox, davidbrox@shukc.com

The regular season is officially over and now we wait for the final substate brackets to come out.  I used Friday's games as an opportunity to go check out a hidden star in the area.  The league races were pretty much decided but an opportunity Friday night for the Turner Bears to make a name for themselves against the KVL champion Piper Pirates.

Turner minus a true big to combat Jalen Taylor in the post proved to be too much for the Bears to over come.  Doc Covington led Piper with 21 points and 6 rebounds.  Jalen Taylor capped off his regular season resume with 13 points 12 rebounds and 7 assists.  Piper is an incredibly good team when they play through the post.  Taylor an obvious choice to my SHUKC top 5 KVL, SHUKC All Star selection and nominee for SHUKC POY has blossomed into a force this year.  When you get my son on his feet then you know you are big time.

I honestly didn't learn anything about the Piper Pirates that I didn't already know.  I was there to follow up on some stats I got from Coach Hintz of Turner.  If you have not heard about Jaylin Richardson who is in his freshman season then buckle up the next 3 years.  This kid is good.

I try my best not to cheer when I have two teams playing but the young man in the first half gave the whole gym whip lash and a stink face, including me.  Piper had controlled the first quarter and were well on their way to a 66-43 victory.  Richardson stole the ball at mid court and drove hard to the rim.  I expected a layup finish at the rim but the young man in stride went up and dunked the ball with one hand.  The dunk while being worked up the court by the defender is impressive to me.  I know my head immediately snapped back.

I saw Richardson in the first game against Piper and thought he played very well.  He was jawing back and fourth with Covington then but last night locked him into my top 5 in the KVL.  If this kid lives in the gym over the summer and becomes a knock down shooter he has high upside.  I tweeted last night he can be a 1000 point scorer for Turner.  I liken his game to Tyreke Evans when he was at Memphis.  We will have to see if he grows at all but he is powerful, handles the ball well and can finish with either hand.  15.8 ppg, 4.6 rpg, 3.8 spg, 1.9 asp, 1.4 bpg.  The assist numbers will go up for sure as he will develop.

Congrats to Piper on an undefeated league run.  Impressive!

Another year and the Washington Wildcats get another piece of the KCAL pie.  6 of the last 8 seasons the Wildcats have won or shared the KCAL crown.  Don't look now but the Wildcats are rolling and peaking at the right time.  They defeated Harmon 87-57 to finish 14-4 on the season.  The Wildcats lost two games on their schedule this year due to the infamous ice storm and were unable to schedule their 20th game.

Bonner Springs 71-66 over Lansing

Basehor-Linwood over Bishop Ward.  I didn't see a score popping up easily but rest assured the Bobcats won.  Eric Scott had a couple of dunk videos floating around.  I am really looking forward to watching him and hopefully Jalen Taylor go head to head.


Piper caps their undefeated KVL season with a 76-24 beat down of Turner.  Ali Vigil with 26 to lead the Pirates.

Basehor-Linwood 52-50 over Bishop Ward to finish 8-3 in the league

Atchison defeated Tonganoxie 58-46

Lansing defeats Bonner Springs 54-20

2017 Brox Top 5 KVL Girls

by David Brox, davidbrox@shukc.com

This list was a little bit harder to put together but I am finally good enough with the list to post it here.  This would likely be a good time for honorable mentions but I am not going there with my lists.

Ryan Cobbins (Piper)
Ali Vigil (Piper)
Katie Yankovich (Basehor-Linwood)
Megan Ernzen (Lansing)
Alexis Dominguez (Bishop Ward)

2017 Brox Top 5 KVL Boys

by David Brox, davidbrox@shukc.com

It has taken me a bit longer to post my picks for Top 5 KVL.  I do work to get many opinions and stats.  I got an opportunity as well to go see one selection first hand to double check the numbers he has posted.  After further review the selection was confirmed.

Kade Tatkenhorst (Basehor-Linwood)
Jalen Taylor (Piper)
Doc Covington (Piper)
Jaylin Richardson (Turner)
Keyon Thomas (Bonner Springs)

Trace Antonopoulos Signs with Baker

Trace Antonopoulos (Sumner Academy)

by David Brox, davidbrox@shukc.com

Last summer Cecil Christwell reached out about filming a workout for Trace Antonopoulos who was heading into his senior year at Sumner Academy.  The video proved to be a nice tool in Trace's tool bag as he has landed an opportunity to play baseball at Baker University.  Trace signed late this week and I couldn't be happier for him.  Congrats on getting an opportunity to continue your playing career!

Friday, February 24, 2017

2017 Brox Top 5 KCAL Girls

by David Brox, davidbrox@shukc.com

Same as the boys here are my thoughts on top 5 girls in the KCAL.  No order.  I am not thinking about inclusion in my list at all.  It shouldn't be a secret the top 5 players are on the top 2 teams.  There is a healthy gap in skill from the top and bottom.

Samia Roark (Sumner Academy)
Kiara Brown (Schlagle)
Ishante Suttington (Schlagle)
Riana Lawson (Schlagle)
Mya Allen (Sumner Academy)

Thursday, February 23, 2017

2017 Brox Top 5 KCAL Boys

by David Brox, davidbrox@shukc.com

My thoughts on the top 5 KCAL Boys players in 2017.  Numbers play a huge role and it is a bit of a feeler on the All SHUKC team.

Demarco Smith (Washington)
Tyon Grant-Foster (Schlagle)
Randy Campbell (Washington)
BJ Heard (Harmon)
Taye Helms (Atchison)

This should get the conversation going.  Who is your top 5?  Share below!

Monday, February 20, 2017

Sprint Internship Opportunity

by David Brox, davidbrox@shukc.com

I work in the IT department at Sprint and will be hiring a summer intern to work with in my team.  I wanted to share the opportunity with students majoring in IT from the SHUKC area.  If you will be home this summer it could be a good opportunity.  I can't play favorites but again want to share the opportunity.

Search for Job Req number: 214959BR