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Team Look: Webster Groves

Webster Groves has a great history of winning basketball. Third year coach Justin Mathes has taken over the program from a legend, Jay Blossom, who had multiple state championships and helped coach with Team USA. The Statesmen also have a history of producing great point guards. From current NBA skills trainer Drew Hanlen to Courtney Ramey at Texas, the stable is deep with talented guards on this year’s squad. 

Matt Enright
Class of 2022
Guard

Enright is a joy to watch. His passion and focus during games are matched by few to none throughout the state. He’s the definition of a coach’s dream. Enright controls the offense while making few mistakes over the course of a game. He gets his teammates involved first, then begins to light up the scoreboard himself. Enright is a deadeye shooter from three and does so with great efficiency. While exact statistics are tough to find, many believe Enright shot around 45% from three last season and he appears to be even better as a senior. On defense, Enright guards end to end and has a relentless desire to win. Many division 2 programs are hoping to land Enright, but Division 1 programs are now starting to take notice as well.

Ethan Chartrand
Class of 2022
Guard

Chartrand has improved his stock as much as any senior in the St. Louis metro. He’s gone from a varsity role player to the top of the scouting report alongside Enright. Chartrand has a unique game built off floaters, runners, and fakes. He’s incredibly efficient around the rim and is an underrated athlete. His deceptive style and sudden bursts of speed keep the defense on their heels. 

CJ Lang
Class of 2023
Guard

Lang is a smooth slashing and defensive guard with quick hands. He’s the spark for this Webster Groves team and his energy is contagious. He can finish with or around contact and has an arsenal of moves to score around the basket. In transition, he’s also made some nice passes and shows a willingness to get his teammates involved. He’s a consistent producer that this team will rely upon. 

Iziah Purvey
Class of 2024

Purvey serves as Webster’s presence inside. He’s 6’4 but already shows good play strength as a sophomore. To go along with his strength, Purvey is a quick jumper which helps him rebound over taller opponents. His patience when going to scoring moves and ability to make free throws at a high rate give Webster a scoring boost. Purvey understands his role and executes well. A young post player to track over the next two years.

Webster Groves: 3 Impact Players

Webster Groves is off to a 9-4 start this season. The program with a rich tradition in the St. Louis metro area has over 1500 wins all-time and counting displayed in their gym. We will take a look at a few key players for them this year and a point guard who we think is going to see his stock soar in the next year.

Matt Enright | Webster Groves | Point Guard | Class of 2022

Enright is a coach’s dream. His basketball IQ, ability to run the offense, and shot-making ability are some of the best in the area. At 5’11, Enright has a silky smooth shot from 3 and touch around the rim. He is shooting 48% from 3 on high volume this season. As a point guard, he plays at his own pace and is nearly impossible to speed up. He gets to his spots and makes the right play a large majority of the time. Enright is a steady floor general who can light up the opposition from three. He will be a very successful player at the next level!

Ethan Chartrand | Webster Groves | Wing | Class of 2022

Chartrand is a utility wing that can do a variety of things. Averaging 10 points and 4 rebounds per game, he is a calming force for the Statesmen. On offense, he keeps his dribble alive and is alert to what the defense shows him. He is a crafty finisher around the rim and makes the right plays. A hard-working player that is very disciplined, we look forward to seeing what Chartrand can do this upcoming summer on the circuit. 

Anthony Phiffer | Webster Groves | Guard | Class of 2021

Phiffer is a blur in transition and one of the quickest guards I’ve seen in the state this year. He uses his body to protect the ball when finishing at the rim. On top of this, he is very active on the defensive end getting his hands on the ball and forcing turnovers. His energy and explosiveness are obvious and he sticks out all game when you watch the Statesmen. A very fun guard to watch and a key piece to this year’s team looking to make a deep run in the playoffs.