DeSmet has a unique blend of talent this season. The Spartans will look to win the most talented district in Missouri Class 5 this season. In order to do so, the following players will play a large role in their journey.
Class of 2022
Taylor is one of the most talented players in the state and deserves more attention. Currently signed to play at Milwaukee-Wisconsin in the Horizon league, Taylor is every bit of 6’4 and has a strong frame for a lead guard. He’s incredibly consistent and this is in large part due to a balanced skillset. Taylor is an equally effective shooter and slasher keeping the defense on their toes. In addition, he’s one of the better rebounding guards in the midwest and will consistently produce double-doubles. All in all, Taylor has a very complete game and fans can expect a big performance when going to watch him.
Class of 2023
Duff is one of the premier shooters in Missouri. At 6’4 he must be accounted for on the perimeter at all times. He possesses a quick release and natural ability to get open from screens, ball fakes, and cuts. Against Cardinal Ritter he made 6 threes in the first half alone, and 8 total in the game. His skill set and basketball IQ will catch the eyes of many college coaches as the season goes on and he plays his final summer of AAU basketball.
Class of 2022
Lovette has been hampered with an injury, but his impact in the past and projected impact in the future cannot go without mention. Lovette is a glue-guy and fills a variety of roles. At 6’5 he works well in the mid-range, can act as a point forward, and uses his frame to make plays on both ends. Like most on this DeSmet team, Lovette is a well-rounded player who plays both ends and limits mistakes. We project Lovette as a Division 2 prospect who should make early contributions in college.