Beasts In The East: Eastern Kansas Assist Leaders
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As a scout, there are lots of ways that prospects can be organized – by position, school classification, graduation class, leagues, statistical categories, and regions. As a lifelong Kansan and someone who has traveled the entire state for multiple jobs,…
As a scout, there are lots of ways that prospects can be organized – by position, school classification, graduation class, leagues, statistical categories, and regions.
As a lifelong Kansan and someone who has traveled the entire state for multiple jobs, there is no doubt in mind that the different regions in Kansas offer different unique aspects. However, I am not going to go down a rabbit hole and talk about all the differences; but I am going to organize my two new scouting reports breaking them up by the Eastern and Western parts of the states with the assistance of two new fancy graphics created by Prep Networks Graphic Design team.
The staff at PGH Kansas is working on updating the Class of 2024 rankings so here is a look at players who love to dish the ball to open players leading to easy baskets.
Here are six players from the Eastern part of the state, which I roughly define as typically as schools east of Interstate 135, but growing up I personally think that Western Kansas starts in Hays and continues to the Colorado border.
, 5’10”, SG, Olathe East
Rogers finished her junior season with 83 assists in 21 games played. Heading into her senior season she will try to decrease the number of turnovers made as she finished with 74 during the 2022-2023 season. Rogers also plays forward for the Olathe East soccer team. She is ranked No. 69 in the PGH Hoops Kansas Class of 2024 rankings.
Addie Fudge, 5’8”, SG, Anderson County
Fudge collected 93 assists during her junior campaign for the Bulldogs. Fudge has excellent court vision and really excels in passing the ball in transition. The Anderson County product can also stop and pop on the offensive end. Fudge also runs cross country and competes in track and field.
Hope Garland, 5’3”, PG, St. Mary’s
Garland had a really solid assist-to-turnover ratio for St. Mary’s during her junior campaign. In 24 games played she finished with 90 assists compared to 52 turnovers. She is a multi-sport athlete who also competes in track and field and plays libero on the volleyball squad.
, 5’5”, PG, Highland Park
Gowan-Britt finished with 71 total assists during her junior season with the Scots. The Highland Park prospect can also put the biscuit in the basket as she scored 9.1 points per game.
, 5’3”, PG, Southeast (Wichita)
Jones had an assist-to-turnover ratio just north of two to one. During her junior season, she finished with 56 assists and 22 turnovers. She runs the Buffs’ offense well and has a pretty 3-point shot.
, 5’5”, PG, South(Wichita)
Butler scored 17.3 points per game but also managed to dish the rock as well. She collected 50 assists in 15 games played during the 2022-2023 season. Butler can really shoot the ball from downtown as she made 33 3-point field goals during her junior season. She plays club ball with the Wichita Phenom and is ranked No. 12 in the PGH Class of 2024 player rankings.