Spring Kick Off (2017): 16U standouts (shooting guards)


Posted On: 04/11/17 9:00 AM

DENVER, Colo. — Prep Hoops takes a look at some of the top 16U shooting guards who impressed this past weekend in Denver at the Spring Kick Off (2017).

1 — Matthew Ragsdale, 6’1, 2019, Lewis Palmer, The Force Basketball Elite

Can really shoot it from the perimeter and had some nice finishes on the break. He’s a good rebounder for a guard as well.

3 — Pierce Holley, 6’0, 2019, Lakewood, B&B Academy

Terrific outside shooter who had a strong all-around game on Saturday in a loss to Billups 16U Elite. Holley did a great job of attacking the bucket and worked hard away from the ball to get open or set up his man for backdoor stuff.

4 — Chase Hettinger, 6’5, 2019, Castle View

Good perimeter shooter with good size and length. Has some one-dribble pull-up stuff in his game as opponents try to run him off the line.

4 — Levi Dombro, 6’0, Grandview, Colorado Chaos

Had a big game in a loss to SSA Elite on Saturday, going for 15 first-half points, then hitting several clutch baskets in the second half. He’s a smooth guard that gets good elevation on his jumper and gets out on the break well in transition.

22 — Kenny Foster, 6’4, 2019, Smoky Hill, Colorado Hawks

Elite outside shooter with good size. Scrappy all-around game. Foster works really hard off the ball to get open and was one of the better players we saw throughout the tournament playing off the ball. Really good rebounder and defender as well.

23 — Jamil Safieddine, 6’2, 2019, Regis Jesuit, Colorado Hawks

Is a terrific all-around player. Can handle the ball, shoot from distance, gets to the bucket and is a good shot creator for himself and teammates.

24 — AJ Dickerson, 6’2, 2019, Junction City, SSA Elite

Hit what was arguably the biggest shot of the day as he stuck a deep, contested 3-pointer at the buzzer to give SSA a hard-fought win over Colorado Chaos. Dickerson is a terrific athlete that only moments earlier tried to throw down a contested slam.