They've got Chris King, the primary point guard. They've got Byron Harp, who sparked the Eagles to the national title last year. They've got Miles Wentzien, a versatile guy from Fort Madison.
And they've also got Ethan Meeker, a slick freshman who put on a show Wednesday night.
Meeker collected 15 points and five assists as the 14th-ranked Eagles whipped Ellsworth, 89-53, in an ICCAC conference game at Johnson Hall.
"He played great," said Kirkwood Coach Bryan Petersen. "He's really come along.
"He works hard every day, so it's great to see him have success in games. He did a great job of getting in the paint and finding shooters. And obviously he's a good shooter himself."
The game was tied early, 18-18, but then Meeker and the Eagles went to work with a 14-0 run to grab command at 32-18. They never looked back from there and won easily by 36.