2018 NEP KC Fall Ball Class of 2021 Prospects

Keeshawn Mason 6’7 F Shawnee KS

Mason was sensational on both ends of the floor earning the camps MVP honors for the 2021 group. Mason has always been a great rebounder and high level back to the basket player but now he has expanded his perimeter skills and looks the part of a breakout star. Mason still has tons of room to grow as far as his total skill set but he is definitely trending up going into his sophomore year.

Tamar Bates 6’4 G Kansas City KS

Bates had one of the best days of any prospect at camp and showed that his name belongs in the discussion of top 2021’s from Kansas. Bates is a good athlete with great shooting touch from mid range out to the 3pt line. Bates wingspan allows him to play bigger than his size creating a major problem for opposing ¬†guards. Bates has the frame and skill set D1 coaches covet at the 2 guard position.

Miles Branch 6’6 F Oskaloosa KS

Branch made the most of his opportunities helping lead his squad the the camp championship by doing all the dirty work including rebounding, setting screens, and boxing out. Branch also showed a nice shooting touch out to 17ft and tons of upside as a long term prospect.

Blake Danitschek 6’5 F Wichita KS

Danitschek is a very smart player who will have a bright future as a combo forward. Danitschek made the most of his limited opportunities connecting on jumpers and finishing around the rim. Danitschek is a skilled player does all the little things correct.

Alston Mason 5’11 G Overland Park KS

Mason was a walking bucket from the time he stepped on the floor at the Fall Ball event. Maybe the most impressive scorer at the event, Mason was cooking from 3 all day and nobody could stop him from getting to the rim.

Isaiah Mayo 6’2 PG Lawrence KS

Mayo was one of the top prospects entering the event and backed it up with his smooth all around play on both ends of the floor. Mayo is an excellent ball handler with elite IQ and vision. Mayo also showed the ability to score at will from all 3 levels. D1 programs should definitely start to dial in on Mayo over the next couple years.

Branden Eckles 6’7 F Olathe KS

Eckles was one of the top performers from the event and showed that he is a force to be reckoned with in the Kansas 2021 class. Eckles has great hands and footwork to go with a smooth offensive game. His post moves are advanced and as he matures and adds strength his game will continue to blossom.

Spencer Hixson 6’5 SF Des Moines IA

Hixson is a good shooter with a excellent understanding of the game. Hixson took advantage of his opportunities by connecting on jumpers and put backs around the rim. Hixson also has nice size at 6’5 and should develop into a nice prospect down the line.

Malik Allen 6’0 PG Des Moines IA

Allen played a key role leading his team to the camp championship by doing all the little things and taking advantage of his scoring opportunities when called upon. Allen has a nice stroke from 3 and can really push and facilitate at a high level.

Brennan Watkins 5’9 PG Kearney MO

Watkins started to heat up from 3 towards the end of the event. Watkins is excellent off the catch and shoot and can also take his defender off the dribble and finish in the lane. Watkins is a confident player who can score with anyone.

Vance Avila 6’5 F Lees Summit MO

Avila is a blue collar type player who like to clean up the offensive boards and finishes at a high rate around the basket. Avila rebounds great for a 6’5″ player and has the chance to blossom with added strength over the next couple years.

Quinton Mason 6’0 G Overland Park KS

Mason is a good shooter who can also distribute as a lead guard prospect. Mason looked great in catch and shoot situations and also showed the ability to finish in the lane with floaters.

Max Masters 6’2 G Leawood KS

Masters was very active on both ends carving out a niche as a energy guy for his team. Masters looked great in transition converting turnovers into easy buckets.

Jacob Hanna 6’1 Wichita KS

Hanna looked good as a lead guard during the event deferring to his team mates and setting them up for easy buckets. Hanna has a nice frame and showed he can play well above the rim too.

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