Posted On: 04/12/17 12:00 PM
DENVER, Colo. — Prep Hoops takes a look at some of the top 17U point guards who impressed this past weekend in Denver at the Spring Kick Off (2017).
11 — Tyson Gilbert, 6’1, 2018, Rock Canyon, Colorado Chaos
Might have been the No. 1 17U point guard we saw throughout the weekend. Kid can handle it, is an explosive ball handler able to create stuff and get to the bucket. A creative finisher around the rim. What separates him however is his shooting ability. Was one of the better pure shooters we saw throughout the weekend. Can really stroke it, and is able to create tough chances off the bounce and make them look easy.
4 — Jaizec Lottie, 6’1, 2017, Cherokee Trail, Billups Elite
Talented point guard that was ranked No. 4 in the latest PrepHoops/Colorado 2017 rankings. He has elite speed, can really handle the rock and uses his ball handling ability to carve out space to get to the bucket. He shows good leadership qualities and while he wants to go right, he’s difficult to to stop from doing so.
5 — Tuscon Redding, 6’2, 2018, Overland, The Force
Redding has a nice feel for the game and has good size. Has a nice stop-and-pop mid-range game that he uses a nice handle to set up.
5 — Luke Johnson, 5’10, 2018, Colorado Titans
Johnson might have been one of the Titans most consistent performers. He’s generously listed at 5’10, but doesn’t let his stature hold him back. He can handle the point guard duties, plays under control and with poise and is an elite shooter with a quick trigger who has the ability to get the ball up and over bigger defenders.