Class of 2023 F Eli Sawyers was one the players that probably helped themselves more than most recruits this past summer.  He steadily improved his game each time that he stepped out onto the floor.  He has flown under the radar a bit over the past year in the state of Kansas, but he has quietly made a name for himself.  His work ethic and determination are the things that will set him apart and keep him on the shortlist or recruits that schools will pay attention to going into the and winter season. 

Sawyers is extremely efficient on the basketball court.  One is his biggest skill sets is his ability to impact the game and make his teammates better.  He has incredible court vision and puts people in position to finish when delivers passes.  He has above average ball handling skills and thrives off putting the ball on the floor and finishing above the rim. He is a natural lefty but showed this summer that he can score with either hand at the rim, and recently has developed the ability to pull up and hit the mid-range jump shot.  While his three-point shot is steadily improving, he has grown more comfortable stepping back and consistently knocking down the three.  He is the ultimate competitor who never gives up on a play and this translates to his ability to impact the floor on the defensive end as well.

He has great length defensively and this helps him keep most opponents in front of him while defending.  His instincts are above average and always is in position to get steals and deflections.  His athleticism allows him to be a rim protector if needed and battle down against players in the paint in certain situations.  He takes pride in shutting down the opponents best offensive player and his teammates thrive off his energy and it usually nets positive results.  These tools have all the makings that translate to competing at the next level and it is evident that is where Sawyers will be competing when his high school days are done. 

Colleges in the region and beyond are starting to take notice and will be following him very closely over the next year.  We are confident that with his attitude and determination that his offers will pick up due to the level of impact he will make at the next level.