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The 2020 Future 50 Camp and Showcase, held at Strafford Sports Center on Sunday August 16th, was a huge success and overall a great experience for the players and their respective families! We saw a lot of great players from the area do their thing, with a good portion of the games being very competitive, particularly on the high school side. And now, we get to write about each of the players.
Here, we take a look at some of the older players on the boys side. This will be the first of several parts we will be publishing over the coming days. The players for the most part are listed in order of the numbers they were assigned at the camp.
Joel Kleeman, 2021 Miller, 6’0 – Kleeman has phenomenal athleticism and speed. He uses that to slash to the basket and finish above the rim. At just 6′ tall, he can throw it down. Very aggressive on both ends, and will be the primary go-to player for Miller during his senior season.
Matthew Archer, 2023 Lebanon, 5’10 – Archer proved he can score at all three levels, with a nice mid-range jumper and the ability to hit the deep 3. He is also a tough defender and as he continues to grow and fill out, he should find a role very soon in Lebanon.
Harrison Doenning, 2023 Kickapoo, 6’6 – Doenning has impressive size, being 6’6 and only going to be a sophomore this year. But more impressive than his height was the mobility and quickness he showed, as well as his offensive perimeter game. He is definitely a player to watch in southwest Missouri with his size, athleticism and ability to score from anywhere on the court.
Brady Herring, 2022 Weaubleau, 6’0 – Herring is explosive getting to the rim, constantly beating his defender and finding the seams in the defense to either score or draw the foul. Herring’s all around game is still evolving, but with his athletic ability and motor, he will always make an impact on the game.
Joshua Reeves, 2023 Golden City 6’1 – Reeves is a lenghy guard who can fill it up from 3, but also made an impression on us with his ability to get to the rim, an area he definitely has improved in. He can also defend well and is poised for a big sophomore season in Golden City, who reached the Class 1 state championship game last season and return most of that team for the coming season.
Colin Higbee, 2021 Niangua, 5’10 – Higbee’s maturity on the court and high basketball IQ was evident, as he let the game come to him and seemingly knew when it was his time to score. He has good elevation on his jump shot which enables him to get it off over taller opponents. He also got high marks for his bulldog’s mentality on the defensive end.
Ethan Adel, 2022 College Heights, 5’11 – Adel is a relative newcomer to the game of basketball, only picking it up a couple of years ago, but he has made and continues to make impressive strides as a player. His natural athletic ability and being eager and coachable will serve him well as he continues to get better. He was cited for his all around ability on both ends.
Richy McKinney, 2022 Clearwater, 5’9 – McKinney is a bulldog with uncommon tenacity on the defensive end and despite his small size, can play physical. His high motor serves him well and as he continues to expand his offensive game, he will be a very good two-way player on the varsity level.
Logan Frahm, 2022 Glendale, 6’6 – Frahm made a big impression with his offensive versatility and overall athletic ability and coordination. At 6’6, he can score inside or out, and his long wingspan enabled him to block or alter shots on the other end. As Frahm fills out and continues to improve, he should make a big impact on the area high school scene.