The Missouri girls team will have no shortage of outside shooting. Blue Springs South guard Remy Davenport, Truman guard Abby Hix and Kearney guard Meagan Paul each broke the career three-point shooting marks at their respective schools.
But the Missouri team can score in a variety of ways. Lee’s Summit North forward Imani Johnson and Staley guard Monique Townson will each graduate as their schools’ all-time best scorers. Both were members of The Star’s All-Metro first team.
Missouri will also feature Truman post player Becca Jonas, The Star’s All-Metro girls basketball player of the year after averaging 17.9 points, 8.1 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.4 blocks per game.
2 Small-class power:
The Missouri boys roster features 13 players, but only three of them played in Class 5 this season. Grandview point guard Tyrone Taylor headlines a group from Class 4 that also includes Liberty North forward Brinkley Jolly. Both players broke their schools’ all-time scoring marks.
West Platte forward Adam Roe will be representing Class 2. Roe scored 1,957 points over his four-year career and will be attending Army on a basketball scholarship next season.
3 Dunk show:
The highlight of the evening may be the slam-dunk contest, which will take place at halftime of the boys game. With Lee’s Summit West senior Monte Harrison on the roster, the dunk contest alone may be worth the price of the $7 admission ($5 for students). Featured will be two Kansas boys all-stars against two from Missouri. The Kansas representatives will be Blue Valley North’s Jawan Emery and Blue Valley Northwest’s David Salach. For Missouri, Ramar Brown of Central and Harrison will compete.
4 Huskies abundant:
Although Vince Fritz will not be playing because of an injury, Blue Valley Northwest has four players in the game. They showed the last few seasons that when they play together, they can do special things, including winning back-to-back state championships. The Huskies also have Ed Fritz who will be a co-head coach.
5 Division I talent: The Kansas girls roster features several future Division I players, including Wyoming signee Marleah Campbell of Shawnee Mission West, St. Louis University signee Shea Shipman of Olathe Northwest and St. Thomas Aquinas’ Tia Weledji, who is headed to Princeton this fall.