Kirk, Beal shine at KC Prep Invitational

Updated: August 2, 2010, 4:39 PM ET
By Matt Scott, Special to ESPN
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Metro Sports KC Prep Invitational saw it's share of future college basketball stars this past weekend, but it was a player that isn't well known around the country that stood out as he led his team to victory.

Standout players

Christian Kirk (Springfield, Mo./Kickapoo)
2011, PF, 6-foot-7, 190 pounds | AAU Team: KC Pump N Run
Kirk always seems to be a standout player in each and every tournament he's in, he really stood out throughout the weekend in Kansas City. Kirk's added strength allows him to create more space in the post, where he finishes almost every time he gets the ball. Kirk got his KC Pump N Run team going early in the championship game against the St. Louis Eagles when he threw down three dunks after using his strength to create easy passing lanes into the post for his teammates.