Here's an update to the Class of 2013 Kansas City Kansas League's rankings for the summer.
1. Mike Carson, Harmon – Carson remains the number one player in this class. Carson has untapped potential and he's already receiving Division 1 attention. He should become a double-double machine in the next two years. He definitely has a shot at being all league first-team next year, assuming he gets the ball more like he should have this past season.
|Harmon center Mike Carson remains on top|
3. Deon Tripp, Sumner Academy – I became a big fan of Tripp during his freshman season when I saw him dominate a very good Washington freshman team twice. Tripp's a tough south-paw guard who plays aggressive defense, has good size and he's developing a very good game on the offensive end. He provided Sumner a spark in their first Washington game, scoring 10 off the bench. He has great potential and has Division 1 written all over him. He's a long, athletic guard who will only get better the next two years.
4. Houston Shackelford, Schlagle – Shackelford put up some nice games last year in the Kaw Valley League during his time as a Bishop Ward Cyclone. But can he do it in the Kansas City Kansas – Atchison League, where the guards are significantly better? He has great ability and he'll add an offensive punch to the Stallions, who look to replace Rozell Nunn's incredible offensive production.
5. Jaamie Trevillion, Washington – Trevillion played significant time on the varsity team this year, adding valuable minutes in the postseason. His offensive stats were not there this season, but his defense and presence in the lineup were felt. His defense got Washington back into the state title game against McPherson before the Bullpups eventually pulled away. Trevillion, when subbing in for Jervon Hooks, kept the flow of Washington's offense going and even turned it up a notch at times. He will be a very good point guard for the Wildcats and with Dominique Wilson, Rakim McCoy and his fellow sophomores in the lineup next year, he will be one of the league leaders in assists. Trevillion played well on the big stage as a sophomore, meaning his transition into the starting lineup should be relatively smooth.