Father Tolton (Columbia, MO.) has started out their 2021-2022 season strong! The Trailblazers kicked off their year at the Blood Sweat and Tears event in late November. They are off to a 5-1 start and head coach Jeremy Osborne is looking to continue building in the right direction. He’s got a talented roster featuring elite prospects, and a variety of role players. Let’s take a look!
Class of 2022
Porter is the fourth of five brothers. His game differs from his brothers in that he works from the inside-out. Porter is a great rebounder who times his jumps well. This skill leads to an assortment of putbacks, tip-ins, and short-area buckets. He shows good leverage when working in the post and has an advanced faceup game. Once the defense settles in, he often begins to expand his game and display his feathery soft touch from three. Porter not only has a high shot release but lots of arc on his shot-making it nearly impossible to block or contest. Defensively, Porter will be a valuable asset for Pepperdine in that he can switch onto guards but also protect the rim either as a power forward or center. Jevon Porter is one of the most unique talents in the Midwest, and projects as a game-changer for Lorezno Romar at Pepperdine.
Class of 2025
Rowe is our top-ranked 2025 prospect in Missouri. He’s an explosive lead guard with an outstanding handle to create his own shots off the dribble. Rowe displays great touch from the mid-range and slashes to the lane with speed matched by few to none. As a point guard, his game is advanced for such a young player. He makes good P&R reads and will only improve as his frame and strength evolve. Defensively, Rowe gets in the passing lanes but will need to continue to put on weight to grow as an on-ball defender. Aaron Rowe is one of the more promising prospects in Missouri, and his continued development will be exciting to watch as his high school career continues!
Class of 2022
Chieovus is the son of Mizzou legend, Derrick Chievous. Takhi has come into his own over the last 12 months. His game has continued to develop on both ends. On offense, he’s a player who can adapt to the defense and play within the flow of the game. He makes open shots, rebounds well, and gets to the free throw line often. For Tolton he’s able to help fulfill a variety of roles making him a valuable asset as they play for a state title in class 4.
Class of 2023
Lee is a guard who looks to score the ball at all times. He’s a good ball-handler and makes quick moves going to the basket. Much of Lee’s damage is done in transition and off of ball reversals. Lee transferred from local Battle High School where he would’ve had a lead role. His ability to play either guard spot and bring an element of speed to the game is of value to coach Jeremy Osborne. Currently, Lee is one of the better 6th men in Missouri. A spark off the bench.