Posted On: 01/5/17 7:36 PM
Class of 2017 point guard Ezekiel Alley is ranked as the No. 57 hoops recruit from the state of Arizona, and he’s been a big part of the hot start for Damien High School in 2016-17.
The Spartans are currently 15-1 on the season with a game against Chino Hills on the Horizon this upcoming Tuesday. Alley relays to Prep Hoops that he’s been scoring 15 points a game for Damien and is also averaging six points a contest. As a point guard (or even a swing guard for that matter), the ability to facilitate ball movement and get your teammates involved is extremely important, so the fact that Alley is averaging six assists per game is a big deal. That means he’s consistently finding open players in position to score, which is something college coaches will notice.
With that said, he’s also a scorer, which is something else coaches like to see from guards. Ideally, that means he can facilitate an offense, but if he gets in trouble, he has the ability to get his own shot. One also assumes playing time at the the two-guard position would be feasible for Alley because of his ability to score. That gives a coach options with Alley in the lineup, and with versatility being the name of the game when it comes to perimeter players in 2017 and beyond, that’s great news.
“I like to pass a lot so I’m definitely a pass first guard, but I can score also” Alley said when asked to scout his own game. He did say that he’s primarily a point guard, but that doesn’t mean he couldn’t bump out to the two-spot if a situation came up.
As far as recruiting is concerned, there is one school that’s consistently showing Alley interest, and that’s Biola University. Biola is a school located in La Mirada, California, just outside of Los Angeles. The Eagles are part of the GSAC (Golden State Athletic Conference), which is affiliated with the NAIA. Arizona Christian University, Hope International University, San Diego Christian College, The Master’s College, Vandguard University, Westmont College, William Jessup University and Menlo College are also part of the GSAC.
Alley reports that he does reciprocate the interest with Biola, and though he hasn’t visited yet, he does plan on checking out the school soon. If an offer is made and Alley accepts, that would mean a trip out west for the Arizona product, but the chance to play DI college ball — especially on scholarship — would likely be too hard to pass up.
Ally checks in at 5’10”, which is certainly tall enough for a point guard in the GSAC . His grassroots team is AZ Power Witherall.