Point guard Tez Scroggins helped lead KC Run GMC to a championship at the Jayhawk Invitational.
Scroggins, a 6-foot junior at Shawnee Heights, showed off his speed, ballhandling, and passing ability, during the tournament that had over 70 teams in the 17U division.
“It was good,” Scroggins said. “I played against a lot of the ranked players and ranked teams every game in the tournament.”
KC Run GMC beat the Illinois Wolves 61-53 in the championship game.
“They beat us last year in the championship game so it was kind of personal for us to get a win,” Scroggins said. “It was good, we came together as a team. We had two hard games before that, but we had to get it done.”
Scroggins’ best game came of the tournament in the semifinals in a 10-point victory over the Las Vegas Prospects as he scored 15 points.
“I was just attacking the basket, being myself, pushing the ball, and playing defense,” Scroggins said. “I was going against some ranked opponents so I had something to prove.”
KC Run GMC also beat Mo Williams Academy, Chicago Lockdown, SYF Players, and the Utah Prospects to finish 6-0 on the weekend.
There were a number of college coaches in the gym throughout the weekend and Scroggins hopes to get feedback on Monday which schools were looking at him.
“I played pretty good,” Scroggins said. “I feel that I should have something new this upcoming week.”
Scroggins averaged 8.2 points and 4.0 assists as a junior at Shawnee Heights where he helped lead the Thunderbirds to a 16-6 record in his first season after an 8-11 mark the year before.