Posted On: 03/26/21 5:01 PM

Kansas City, Missouri — The Prep Hoops NEXT Midwest Kickoff was the start of grassroots basketball for most teams in attendance. This two-day tournament consisted of teams coming from Oklahoma, Kansas, Wisconsin, Illinois, Nevada, Indiana, Ohio, Minnesota, and all over Missouri, from age groups of 11U all the way up to 14U. Several players stood out from each class due to their scoring, dribbling, and defensive abilities. Here we’ll take a look at some of those high-performing 8th-grade prospects that made major impacts on the floor for their respective teams.


Xavior Wilson | Mid-Missouri, MO | Class of 2025

PBA Elite combo guard, Xavior Wilson was one of the purest all-around basketball players in attendance. Such a cerebral baller, his IQ and understanding of the game were on another level, seeing things before they happen on both ends, it seemed like the game moved in slow motion for him at times. Wilson showed off his ability to get to the basket at will and finish through traffic. He played at his own speed and didn't force anything. On the defensive end, his hands were very quick and

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