Posted On: 01/31/21 7:18 PM

Now that we have crossed the midway point of the season, I wanted to highlight the up and coming names who have had success in their first high school action. Keep an eye on these players down the stretch of this season, and in the coming years.

Kenzie Melcher - Bellevue West

When I first watched Bellevue West this season, I was surprised to find out Kenzie Melcher was only a freshman. Yes, she is talented, but she makes reads that you hope your upperclassmen can make. Her off-ball defense really flashed in the times I have watched her. She times her digs perfectly, and she is very accurate on those swipes. She is great at guarding her woman without having to keep her eyes on her. She uses her body to feel out the position of her assignment and where she might go, all while visually monitoring the other action on the court. Her three-point shooting has been excellent this season (37% on 4 attempts per game), and she's comfortable shooting off the catch or dribble.

McKenna Stover - Omaha Marian

McKenna is a

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