Here’s a Look at the Top Centers to Watch
Here are several of this season’s top centers. Kennedy Brown, 6’6″, 2019, Derby. A four-year starter for the defending 6A state champion Brown was first team 6A all-state in 2018 and 2017, and second team 2016. A five-star ESPNU HoopGurlz…
Here are several of this season’s top centers.
Kennedy Brown, 6’6″, 2019, Derby. A four-year starter for the defending 6A state champion Brown was first team 6A all-state in 2018 and 2017, and second team 2016. A five-star ESPNU HoopGurlz 100 player, she is #19 in the country and #4 at the post position. She has a versatile game where she can play on the perimeter with three-point range; drive the baseline; play with her back to the basket; finish in traffic; alter and block shots; and initiate and run the fast break. Brown has committed to Oregon State University.
Chison Ajekwu, 6’3″, 2019, Lawrence. A three-star ESPNU HoopGurlz player, she is #18 at the post position. Ajekwu was second team 6A all-state in 2018, honorable mention in 2017 and 2016. A strong inside threat and rebounder in 2017 she averaged a double-double in points and rebounds and can play with her back to the basket and alter shots. Ajekwu has committed to University of Kansas.
Trinity Knapp, 6’2″, 2019, Mill Valley. Honorable mention Eastern Kansas League in her first year of starting in 2018. She is a strong interior post-up player, rebounder, and shot blocker. Knapp can finishes in traffic and has a quick 10-’12’ jumper. Knapp has committed to Missouri State University.
Jordyn Beard, 5’11”, 2021, Hugoton. Bead is an active, physical shot blocker and rebounder. She also is quick, strong, and aggressive on the offensive block; transitions end-to-end well, and can finish with contact.
Kassie Kinniburgh, 6’0″, 2020, Valley Center. Second team all Arkansas Valley Chisholm Trail League Division II in 2018. Kinneberg is a physical, court aware rebounder with back-to-the-basket scoring ability.