Posted On: 11/7/17 7:31 PM
Jonqwell Lee is one of the returning players for this young Fort Wayne Snider group with some good experience. Lee played this past summer with the Indy Heat 2018 Red team and had the chance to really take over as a lead point guard. He will be asked to do much of the same for this guard heavy Panther team this season.
Lee is great as a point guard because he understands how to get to spots on the floor and sees the floor well. He isn’t looking to score first but rather create scoring opportunities for others. As a true point guard, he also takes pride in shutting people down on the defensive end of the floor.
“I plan to go out and showcase the work that I’ve put in over the summer. I feel that as a point guard, I’ve developed a better sense of the game. As a team, we want to go out and defend, play our style of game and not get caught up in too much.”
Jonqwell will be a leader this season with some great experience in the past. “Workouts have been going great. We have a lot of younger guys coming in working hard and they’re all willing to learn from me and the other seniors.”
While the Panthers graduated a strong group of seniors including a DI seven-footer in Malik Williams, they do return a handful of guards and young talent with some varsity experience. They will rely on some of their young guys to step up and fill voids in the roster to be successful this year.
“We have to pick up our defense and be able to keep the ball in front of us, prevent paint touches. As far as getting the ball out in transition, we are all able to handle the ball and bring it up court. Pushing the ball after a defensive stop isn’t a problem.”
Snider will be one of the faster teams in the state and will surprise some people this year. They are a scrappy bunch that have adopted their identity as a defensive team that plays well in the open floor. (https://www.prephoops.com/2017/09/open-gym-notebook-fort-wayne-snider-high-school/)
Jonqwell has worked on his jumper and looks confident in stretching the floor with the long ball. “I want to learn more and become a better player. I have the desire to stay in the gym and perfect my craft, I have a passion for the game.”
Lee has received interest from Bluffton University and is considering the possibility of being a walk on at Marian University.
Keep an eye on the Snider Panthers lead by Jonqwell Lee at the point. They made some noise last season and are looking to do the same this year.