As 2020 prospects go there are a number of talented ones that have already garnered heavy attention and there are many who are just now starting to open some eyes.  Whether you start ahead of the pack or come in near the finish line the initial ultimate goal for each remains the same to secure a scholarship opportunity at the collegiate level.  One sleeper in the mix who is starting to open some eyes is Kian Scroggins of Ray Pec High School in Missouri.

Equipped with a powerful 6-7 plus 215 pound frame, Scroggins brings to mind early comparisons to Kevin Puryear of Missouri.  Whether Scroggins ultimately fulfills that potential is up to him but we caught Puryear at an early edition of the NY2LA Sports Futures Camp when he was a sophomore and he impressed in the same fashion.  Sliding over to Scroggins, the powerful young native of the Kansas City area has an advanced skill set that allows him to knock down the perimeter jumper from multiple levels including beyond the arc.  Add to the mix solid footwork, a decent ability to score at the mid-range and from the mid-range level, and an ability to finish on a variety of moves with his back to the basket and it’s easy to see why Scroggins is a highly intriguing albeit young interior prospect to pay close attention to.

Athletically he’s solid in that he can compete on both ends, he challenges and alters shots, and he’s active and aggressive on the glass.  He can finish in transition, he handles the ball a bit for his size, etc.  Obviously still growing and developing, the young forward with a 7 foot plus wingspan is a nicely kept secret tucked away in Missouri that low and mid programs should pay close attention to over the next 18-24 months.  

He is expected to play with the Yanders Law program during the grassroots travel season.