BELOW THE RIM (rising young point guards)

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Washington

Posted On: 12/21/17 1:54 PM

The point guard position is the most important in the game of basketball. Washington has some of the best in the country. I will be highlighting several in this article who need more notoriety.

Jeremy Spencer (2018) 6’0 is a tough guard that embraces physicality. His biggest strength is taking the ball to the basket whether it is in transition or taking his man off the dribble in the half court. Jeremy can also take control of a team in the half court and initiate sets. North Thurston is a team that tends to use very little clock when they are not in transition, so Jeremy has the responsibility of ensuring execution. The 6’0 guard does a good job getting after it defensively with active hands.

Class of 2018 point Guard Jaloni Garner is a highflying athletic combo guard from Renton high School (Renton, Washington). This young ball player can break the defender down with the dribble and has a solid mid range game.  His passion for the game  electrifies the crowd and he feeds off of that energy. While most coaches spend time trying to get their players prepped for big games this young man comes in with that mindset.

Javaun Jones is a 6’1 point guard from Chief Stealth High School located in Seattle, Washington. There was a time where the point guard was just a utility player. Your Bring the ball up the floor, call a play, and set up your teammates.  The point guard position has evolved and so has the players. Your typical point guard can do it all. Rebound, defend, score and posturize opposing players. You think of Westbrook, Wall, Lillard, Irving just to name a few. Those guards average more points than assist. Now that the paint is wide open, you want to have guards on your roster who can attack the seams and create shot opportunities for themselves and for their teammates.

Class of 2019 5’9 point guard Kenny Curtis though he is a smaller guard, but he plays like he’s over 6. He’s very crafty with his array of dribble combinations and his passing, but when Kenny has the mindset to score, he can get going quickly in that sense as well. The 2019 guard plays with a chip on his shoulder at all times and it shows in his intensity on both ends. As he continues to develop, Kenny can make a massive jump in the next rankings, especially playing and competing in one of the most nationally recognized schools in the nation Rainier Beach High School.

Class of 2019 point guard DaeShawn Wayne is a quick and shifty 6’0 point guard that will be playing with the Northwest Panthers on the circuit. He is a lead guard that likes to dish the rock. Pesky on ball defender that has good leadership qualities. Good D2 prospect. He still needs to improve on his long-range shooting, which will come in time and with the right program he can really flourish into becoming a very good player.. He has a serious handle which enables him to blow by his defender and can finish with both hands at the rim.