Highlighting current and former Yanders Law players - Where they are and where they are going
A Springfield, MO native, Tyson Batiste is now a guard for the Central Connecticut Blue Devils. As a freshman, Tyson started almost every game for the Blue Devils, averaging 5/3/3 with a career high 17 points against St. Francis University. He also earned Dean’s List honors in his first year of college.
Originally from Sacramento, Zach Cameron is a 6’10” Yanders Law product that is currently on scholarship with Pacific University where he will play for Coach Damon Stoudamire. He set shot blocking records his junior year at Parkview yet still went on to shoot well from outside his freshman year at Division I Kennesaw State.
Monty Johal is the all-time high school scoring leader for Springfield schools with over 2,500 points. The Class 5 All-Stater is currently playing basketball in Nashville at Tennessee State University. Outspoken about the benefits of working with our coaches, Monty has been a great ambassador of Yanders Law in the Springfield, MO area and beyond.
From Sedalia, MO, Dante Scroggins is a 6’7” forward for MidAmerica Nazarene University. He got great experience in his first season with MNU and is thriving in an expanded role to start this season. The former Yanders Law player has MNU off to a hot start and is on the rise.
Yanders Law alumni, Tyree Appleby is currently a guard for Cleveland State. A three-time All-State high school player in Arkansas, Appleby’s game has translated well to college. As a freshman last year, he held averages of 12/2/4 and 1.3 steals. So far in his sophomore season, he is shooting 44 percent from deep and averaging 15 points.
At 6’10” 290 pounds, Link Year Prep’s Kalin Bennett was bound to draw plenty of collegiate attention. The center is committed to Kent State University. He will be bringing his rim-rocking talents to a Kent State team in need of a rebounding big man. His size and skill should help the Yanders Law alum stand out quickly. He is also the first athlete diagnosed with autism to accept a Division I athletic scholarship. More on that here.
Vashon High School and Yanders Law’s Donyae McCaskill has verbally committed to Portland. The 6’2” point guard’s scoring and athleticism had him on the radar of several colleges. Yanders Law is proud to have been the grassroots team that helped to elevate Donyae’s game as he approaches the next chapter in his hoops career.
A versatile 5’10”, Twilah Carrasquillo of Verona will be signing with the Benadictine College Ravens. Twilah is an efficient scorer that can operate inside and out. She has applied lessons from her time with Yanders Law to her high school career and enjoyed great success. We are excited to see what she can do at the collegiate level.
Size isn’t everything in basketball as evidenced by the two young players below that are field offers from multiple teams already. The 2018 O-Zone co-freshman of the year are listed right around six feet tall, but have big basketball dreams that will be realized soon enough.
Kickapoo’s Anton Brookshire finished the season injured, and the team’s corresponding record proved how valuable he is. Brookshire’s skillset is already getting recognized by many Division I teams. Check out these offers: Missouri State, UWM, UNLV, Texas State, and Tennessee State. He has also received interest from OSU, Tulsa, Creighton, and Missouri.
Dora high school’s Isaac Haney led his team to a 24 win season as a freshman and is poised for another big year. Haney has grown several inches and continues to work with Yanders Law to step up his game. He already has offers from Clevelend State and Grambling while receiving interest from Missouri State, and Nebraska Omaha.
Yanders Law has helped so many players unlock their potential and take their game to the next level. The above list is a small sample of players that have seen recent success. There will be more boys and girls on the way soon, so keep checking back in to witness the wealth of talent that Yanders Law has had the fortune of growing with as we all strive to get better. Keep balling!