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Posted On: 01/27/18 6:29 PM
Stock Risers: 2019 Guards
A look at several wing players who are raising their profile this season.
Caleb Grill, 6’2, SG, 2019, Maize
There might not be a better all-around guard in the state in the 2019 class than Grill, who helped lead Maize to the Dodge City Tournament of Champions. He has a scorers mentality, elite athleticism and is a knock down perimeter shooter. After a strong offseason with NLHA, Grill has started his junior season strong, putting up a solid, all-around stat line this season, averaging 17.4 points, 4.1 rebounds, 3.4 assists is shooting 46 percent from the field and 46 percent from 3-point range. Grill has good athleticism, is capable of throwing down impressive slams, can create his own shot and has a nice mid-range game. He picked up his first offer from South Dakota State in November and added an offer from Colorado State last week.
AJ Dickerson, 6’4, G, 2019, Junction City (pictured)
Dickerson combines terrific size and athleticism with a competitive spirit and the ability to knock down shots. Dickerson can handle the point guard duties, but is also able to play off the ball as well. A streaky outside shooter, Dickerson can get hot from 3-point range and put up points in a hurry, but is also capable of creating his own shot, getting all the way to the basket or knocking down mid-range shots. His upcoming spring and summer will be big to his college future, but we see him getting opportunities to play at the next level.
Trey Huslig, 5’11, PG, 2019, Veritas Christian
Huslig hasn’t gotten a lot of hype this season, but Huslig is a solid point guard who brings solid leadership qualities and the ability to lead a team at the point. He has the ability to get to the basket and make awkward looking floaters and scoop shots, but can also knock down perimeter jumpers as well.
Keyon Thomas, 5’11, PG, 2019, Bonner Springs
Thomas has put together a big season at the point guard position, helping lead the Braves to a 12-1 record this season. At 5’11, 160-pounds, Thomas is averaging 20.5 points, 5.1 rebounds, 4.3 assists, 2.8 steals per game this season, is shooting nearly 60 percent from the field and had knocked down 34 percent of his 3-point attempts. A terrific leader at the point, Thomas can score at all three levels and brings elite speed and quickness to the court.
Trey White, 6’1, PG/SG, 2019, Baxter Springs
White hasn’t gotten a lot of hype just yet, but he’s a talented all-around player who is putting together a huge season, averaging 25 points per game this season. He has a smooth outside shooting stroke with a quick release and also has some bounce and athleticism.