Updated 2018 Rankings: Best Shooting Guards


Posted On: 09/13/17 11:44 AM

With our updated rankings coming out late last week, there were some big movers. But we also saw some familiar names at the top of the list. Here, we look at the top 6 shooting guards in the class of 2018. Shooting guard is probably the deepest position in the 2018 class and will have several Division 1 signees before the spring signing period ends in April.

CJ Fredrick, Covington Catholic – Our top ranked player in the entire 2018 class, Fredrick recently committed to Iowa. If CJ can stay healthy, he can cement his status as the top player in the class and one of the few high major players that have come out of Kentucky this decade. A big time shooter with good size at 6’4″, Fredrick held offers from several high major schools before deciding on the Hawkeyes.

Trevon Faulkner, Mercer County – A recent commitment to Northern Kentucky, Trevon Faulkner is an explosive lefty who is a two sport star for the Titans of Harrodsburg. Checking in at 6’4″, Trevon is at his best when putting the ball on the floor. He’s a good shooter whose mechanics will improve when he gets to college and has the fall to work on developing his game as well as his body. Faulkner projects to be a multiple year starter for the Norse and potentially a Horizon League All Conference player down the line.

Adam Kunkel, Cooper – Another guard on our list who has already pulled the trigger and committed to a college, Kunkel will head to Belmont next year to start his college career. Primarily known as a sniper from behind the three point line, Kunkel is underrated as a driver. A good athlete at 6’3, Kunkel’s best basketball is ahead of him. Once he arrives on campus and bulks up, Adam will be another Kentucky kid thriving in the Belmont system. He’ll join Russellville’s Pedro Bradshaw in Nashville next season.

Steven Fitzgerald, Pulaski County – Shooting Guard has become a loaded position in the 2018 class and Fitzgerald is another prospect who will be suiting up for a Division I school a year from now. Fitzgerald holds offers from Ball State, Stetson, Kentucky Wesleyan, Old Dominion, SEMO, EKU, Samford and Tennessee Tech. His recruitment has been quiet lately and he will likely wait until the spring signing period to commit. In the meantime, he will focus on taking Pulaski County back to Rupp Arena this season. 

Skyelar Potter, Warren Central – A strong candidate for “Best player in Kentucky that no one talks about”, Potter already holds D1 scholarship offers from Lipscomb and Austin Peay and could be a candidate to rack up more offers as his senior year progresses. Very athletic, Potter is just as likely to hit a 3 as he is to drive the lane and try to dunk on his defender. With Zion Harmon leaving Bowling Green for Adair County, Potter is definitely the best player on a Warren Central team who will look to end Bowling Green’s run of regional titles.

Trey Hill, Pleasure Ridge Park – A slasher standing 6’3, Trey Hill has been a known commodity in the 2018 class since he was an 8th grader. Holding a Division I offer from Eastern Kentucky, Hill could be the beneficiary of a late bump in his recruiting as a spring signee. The main scorer for a good PRP squad, Hill should be one of the best players in the city of Louisville this season. If he can elevate his game to a new level, he could propel his team to Rupp Arena and a birth at the state tournament.