2018 NEP KC Fall Ball Camp Class of 2022 Prospects

Mark Mitchell 6’7 SF Lansing KS

Mitchell was coming fresh off his big week at the USA basketball combine in Colorado Springs and didn’t show any signs of being rusty on his way to earning camp MOP honors. Mitchell is one of the next in line for big time prospects coming out of the Kansas area. Blessed with a great frame and evolving skill set, Mitchell reminds us of a Michael Kid Gilcrest type of player with his impact on both ends. Mitchell is a Top 10 national level player that is just starting to scratch the surface, and that is scary.

Taj Manning 6’6 F Grandview MO

Manning is one of the top freshman in Missouri and a top 75 national type player with skill and size. Manning is one of the top shot blockers in the country for his class and has excellent timing , long wingspan and a great feel on the defensive side. Offensively Manning can finish well above the rim and looked great as an offensive rebounder. Manning definitely has a chance to be a very special prospect as he develops over time.

Omaha Biliew 6’8 SF Des Moines IA

Biliew was the only 8th grader in attendance and immediately showed he belonged earning Top 20 honors and displaying his advanced skill set. Biliew is rated as a top 10 national prospect but he is just beginning to scratch the surface of his unlimited potential. Biliew connected on turnaround pro type jumpers and step back 3’s with ease. Biliew also uses his 7ft wingspan to snatch boards and finish well above the rim. Biliew has a chance to become one of the best players to come out of Iowa in some time.

Adrian Dimond 6’5 G Shawnee KS

Dimond is a smooth combo guard prospect who can heat up from well beyond the 3pt line. Dimond was excellent pushing the tempo and finding team mates for easy buckets in transition. Dimond has the size and skill set to become one of the top guard prospects in the Midwest 2022 class.

Cooper Jackson 5’10 PG Overland Park KS

Jackson was on attack mode from the opening tip of the event and never let up. Lightning quick with the ball , Jackson was too much for opposing defenders especially in transition. Jackson was one of the better dribble drive and pitch players at the event and showed a high level basketball IQ for a young PG prospect.

Ruot Bijiek 6’7 F Des Moines IA

Bijiek is a long term prospect who is still growing and could become a star down the road with his combination of size and skill. Bijek has great hands and a nice shooting touch out to 3. Bijiek’s brother Jal is a former NEP Camp Alumni and the younger brother looks to be following in his footsteps as an emerging prospect out if the Des Moines area.

Jordan Brown 6’3 Lansing KS

Brown was one of the better shooters at the Fall Ball event and also showed potential as a facilitator consistently making the right pass. Brown has great size and with added strength overtime should develop into a nice 2 guard prospect.

Max Whisner 6’5 SF Lees Summit MO

Whisner was one of the most productive players at the camp regardless of class. Whisner has a knack for scoring the ball and hitting the glass. Blessed with a strong frame, Whisner was able to carve out space and finish in the lane with ease. Whisner is one of the better Missouri 2022 prospects and has the potential to be a big time player early in his HS career.

Christian Bowen Webb 6’2 G Atchison KS

Bowen Webb was very efficient on both ends of the floor and showed that he can operate both guard spots effectively. Bowen Webb is a good shooter who can hit off the dribble or catch and shoot at a very high level.

Damar’e Smith 5’11 PG Shawnee KSĀ 

Smith was one of the most efficient players at the camp shooting over 50 percent from 3 and handing out assists with very few turn overs. Smith helped lead his team to the championship game where he was sensational all the way to the games final seconds connecting on a deep last second 3 falling 1 point short in overtime.

Zaid Dajani 5’10 PG Lenexa KS

Dajani is a nice PG prospect who excelled on the defensive end harassing opposing teams lead guards all camp. Dajani has excellent court vision and a nice feel for how to play the PG position.

Parker Elder 6’4 SF Des Moines IA

Elder is a solid long term prospect with a above average skill set. Once his body matures Elder should develop into a college level player down the road with his size and versatility.

Will Gavin 6’0 CG Overland Park KS

Gavin was one of the surprise players at this years Fall Ball event. Gavin showed a knack for scoring the ball and also looked good facilitating from the PG position.

Mozae Downing Rivers 6’2 G Lawrence KS

Downing Rivers is a jack of all trades type guard who helps his team win in multiple ways. Downing Rivers spent most of the day setting up team mates and rebounding the ball but also looked good in transition finishing on the break.

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