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MISSOURI STATE CAMP: All-Tournament
A look at several players who raised their profile at MSU.
SPRINGFIELD — The finaL day of Missouri State Team Camp got underway on Saturday and featured several area teams battling it out in front of the Missouri State coaching staff, including new head coach Dana Ford who was on hand throughout much of the day soaking up the action.
Here, SWMOBasketball takes a look at several players who raised their profile at the event.
Anton Brookshire, 6’1, PG, 2021, Kickapoo (pictured)
Brookshire has drawn several NCAA Division I offers in recent months, including an offer from hometown Missouri State. He is a natural point guard who looks to set up teammates and get everyone involved. Offensively, he can knock down outside shots and get to the basket but also excels with his playmaking abilities as he finds open teammates for easy buckets.
Tyem Freeman, 6’6, G/F, 2019, Parkview
The Missouri State commit got an opportunity to play on his future home floor and in front of his future head coach, Dana Ford, who sat courtside on Saturday for the Vikings’ games. Freeman is putting together a huge spring running with Missouri Team Carroll and continues to be a highlight package waiting to happen. He has tightened up his perimeter shooting this offseason and is more comfortable off the bounce, pulling up for outside shots and getting to the basket. He enters the upcoming season as one of the state’s premier players.
Race Looney, G, 2020, Republic
Looney improves his game every year. He’s an incredibly active player who plays at a high level on both sides of the floor. He gets in the face of opponents on defense and has learned to use his body to get points around the basket. He can find paths to the basket and make teams foul him when he takes them in one-on-one situations. Looney is only going to improve.
Cale Miller, G/F, 2020, Mt. Vernon
Miller is an extremely talented player who is an offensive machine for Mt. Vernon. He has a great 3-point shot from the left wing and the ability to take his game inside. Miller moves well off the ball and is good at getting open. He has a high release to his shot and can shoot with a hand in his face. He also plays well in defense, someone who can handle himself against guards and rebound well under the basket.
Broc Smith, G, 2019, Republic
The ultra-talented guard/forward wing player is reminding spectators why he’s one of the most talked about players in the area. Smith is a lethal shooter who can put the ball on the floor and create for himself. He is excellent at finding his shot. He has a nice step-back and can finish around the rim well, too. Smith is always helping his team on the floor.
Zach Westmoreland, G, 2020, Joplin
Also a football standout, there aren’t many players better in transition than Westmoreland. Opposing teams need to really be dedicated to getting back on defense to keep Westmoreland beating them down the floor and then attacking the basket one-on-one against a single defender in the full court. He is strong, a capable ball handler and gets to the free throw line often. Defensively he can guard multiple spots as he combines good speed and quickness with good strength.