Posted On: 10/31/17 1:27 PM
The point guard (PG), also called the one or point, is one of the five positions in a regulation basketball game. A point guard has perhaps the most specialized role of any position. Point guards are expected to run the team’s offense by controlling the ball and making sure that it gets to the right players at the right time. Above all, the point guard must totally understand and accept their coach’s game plan; in this way, the position can be compared to a quarterback in American Football or a playmaker in association football (soccer). While the guard must understand and accept the coach’s game plan, he must also be able to adapt to what the defense is allowing, and he also must control the pace of the game.
The PREP HOOPS rankings are in and were updated yesterday, and now it’s time to take a closer look. Below is part one of our breakdown of the top point guards in the state of Washington. Stay tuned for more content, including additional position-by-position break-downs, biggest stock boosters, and more.
Hailing from Tacoma, Washington Pierre Crockrell is making his name a household one as he gets closer to his final years of high school. He is currently ranked #4 in the state of Washington. Ranked #36 at his position which is point guard and is ranked #133 nationally. Currently enrolled at Prolific Prep school in California. He is an absolute nightmare for opposing guards. Standing 6’0 most would consider that a little on the undersized side. When you look at his body composition he actually looks about 2 inches talker because he has some muscle mass. This young man can get to the rim at will and can make others around him better.
Elijah Pepper has had his fair share of accolades when it comes to the game of basketball. Currently attending Selah High School. Elijah has the size, speed and athleticism to compete at the D1 level. Winning Athlete of the year for the 201+-2017 for Selah High School he states is one of his most greatest accomplishments. A humbled, hardworking, smart and respectable young man will also remember where he comes from and will pay homage to their stomping grounds. I would argue that some of his greatest accomplishments are yet to come.
Lincoln guard Trevante Anderson continues to turn heads and is on the rise. Anderson is a solid guard, with a high basketball IQ. He’s always making the right play, slowing the game down and playing at his own pace. He does a great job creating off the dribble, putting his teammates in better positions to score.
Class of 2018 Bothell High guard Cameron Tyson is a extremely quick and heady point guard. The 6 foot 2 160-pounder called his junior year a good one. He averaged 21.5 points, 9.6 rebounds and 4.3 assists per game for the Cougars during his junior season. But fell short from making it to the high school tournament.
“I learned more about the point guard position and what it takes to separate myself from everyone else by working on my game and watching a lot of film and college basketball,” Cameron told Prep Hoops Washington. “Last year was a year of experience and improving my game for next season.
Class of 2018 6’0 guard Eddie Turner III is turning heads this summer stock is rising each game. Eddie Tuner is one of the more dynamic scorers in the Class of 2018. From the looks of his game at the showcase, he has been working on his jumper from deep and his court awareness. He knocked down the long ball with consistency throughout the day. He also showed his passing skills with ball-screen action. Eddie has added strength to his frame which allows him to finish better in around the basket.