Notes on Team 5, Kansas PGH Top 250 Expo
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This article wraps up coverage of the Kansas PGH Top 250 Expo held at Okun Fieldhouse, Shawnee. This final team happen to run the table at the event, picking up four wins. They played hard, played terrific team ball, and…
This article wraps up coverage of the Kansas PGH Top 250 Expo held at Okun Fieldhouse, Shawnee. This final team happen to run the table at the event, picking up four wins. They played hard, played terrific team ball, and played with a great deal of enthusiasm. To recap coverage of the other teams see Team 1, Team 2, Team 3, and Team 4.
, 5’10”, SF, Lawrence (KS), 2024 – Clark has good length and size for the position. Played some PF as well. She showed good speed in transition with the ball and on basket drives. I missed any left hand opportunities but she finished with athleticism with her right. Improving her ball skills will enable her to take advantage of her speed and athleticism more broadly.
all-defensive and second team honors with her play. Defensively everything starts with her great balance, positioning, lateral quickness, and quick hands. Add the physicality that which she plays on both ends of the floor she can wear opponents out. Offensively she uses the same quickness, handles, and perimeter shooting to create for teammates and herself., 5’6, PG, Basehor-Linwood, 2024 – Greer earned event
Maddie Gragg, 5’9″, SF, Topeka Seaman (KS), 2026 – Gragg earned selection to the all-event third team. Because of her speed, length, and variety of skills she drew point guards through power forwards to defend her. Active on both ends of the floor she is a substantial threat to go end to end off the rebound. And when she does, her substantial speed allows her to get to the lane in a flash. With her length and athleticism, hard to stop. I would like to see her consistently work the transition lanes on breaks to give ball handlers a better target for a finishing cut.
, 5’3″, PG, Topeka (KS), 2026 – Marshall was also a all-event third team selection. Slight, quick, and athletic Marshall flat mixes it up with opposing guards. She can bury the three ball with range and use her hand speed to control the dribble, finish on the fly, and strip opponents to generate turnovers.
, 5’3″, PG/SG, Junction City (KS), 2023 – A slight, quick player where Parrot excelled was in help defense. Whether it was from sagging off the ball to help on block drives or pinching when ball handlers tried to drive. I liked how she boxed out on the perimeter and her overall quickness. I would like to see just a stronger overall personality on the floor that translates into more aggressiveness. Very unselfish.
, 5’5″, SG, Ottawa (KS), 2023 – Price competes well on both ends of the floor. She dishes well in lane traffic and showed herself to be a legitimate perimeter shooter. I would like to see her get a bit more laterally quick to better defend offensive minded players cutting quickly.
, 5’6″, CG, Liberty North (MO), 2024 – An active, athletic player Rose can wear out opponents because she competes on the defensive end, pushes the ball down the floor well in transition, finishes well, and use handles her handles create. A terrific baseline driver who works off the strong head and shoulder fake.
, 6’1″, PF, Olathe North (KS), 2023 – Third member of team five to earn all-event third team honors, Williams had a terrific event as she continued her return to action from injury. A solidly built post, her low block game was among the best developed. She has good hands and uses the glass well. Williams also showed she can step out and hit the three ball. or a score. Power dribble RH using the glass well. Her transition speed and lateral quickness need to continue growing. Williams also needs to continue getting stronger, she got bullied around the box by the true centers.