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Posted On: 02/15/18 1:14 PM
This year, for our updated rankings breakdowns we decided to do it by area and by position. The Hampton Roads area, or the 757, has produced some of the best players in the history of the state, especially at the guard position. Here’s a look at part one of our breakdown for guards in the 757.
*Note: These are players who play their high school ball in the Hampton Roads area.
Jonathan Norfleet | 6’2” | Salem (VB) (#21 Overall)
The Wagner commit is one of the most naturally gifted players and scorers in the state at the point guard position. He has a great frame for the next level, a good first step and explosive leaping ability when attacking downhill. He has improved his jump shooting both off the catch and bounce, and if he can work on becoming more consistent he should be ready to compete next year.
Cle’Von Greene | 6’1” | Williamsburg Christian (#25 Overall)
A helter-skelter guard with a high motor, Greene’s athletic ability and all out playing style makes him play much bigger than his 6’1” frame. The Radford commit has improved in almost all areas offensively over his career, and he’s a stat sheet stuffer that rebounds well for a guard and can defend both on and off the basketball. He makes some mistakes but if you let him play through it he’s going to do more good than harm for your team.
Antwan Miles | 5’10” | Phoebus (#29 Overall)
There may not be a more explosive player in the entire state, as the 5’10” Miles is lightning quick from end-to-end and he plays well above the rim despite his height. He has a mix of an alpha dog mentality and a napoleonic complex, and he gets after it on both ends of the floor. He rebounds well for his size, can fill it up in bunches and has an elite handle as well.
Joe Bryant Jr. | 6’0” | Lake Taylor (#32 Overall)
Built like a running back, the Norfolk State commit is surprisingly shifty for his size and is a tough shot maker from all over the floor. Off the bounce, Bryant can make shots from all three levels, and he’s adept at creating space to get his shot off even when it is contested. He has a good feel for the game and is a strong finisher in traffic as well.
Gabe Dickerson | 6’2” | Atlantic Shores (#51 Overall)
Dickerson blew up in the fall, pulling in multiple scholarship offers before accepting one and committing to division two Francis Marion in Pennsylvania. Dickerson is an explosive athlete with good size and plays extremely well in transition where he can make plays for himself and others. He has to improve his jump shot, but he’s improved in a lot of areas so it’s possible he could improve there as well.
Malik Jordan | 5’11” | Kempsville (#70 Overall)
Jordan’s senior season for the Chiefs has been nothing short of fantastic, as he’s looked like one of the best lead guards in the Beach District. The 5’11” guard is crafty and changes pace off the bounce, gets in the lane and can make shots from all three levels but thrives with the pull up and midrange game. He’s also a terrific playmaker that can make others look really good as well.
Demariyea Sills | 5’10” | Woodside (#80 Overall)
Sills was one of the top scorers for Goucester last season, and nothing has really changed with his transfer to Woodside this year. Despite his size, Sills is explosive and makes tough shots from all over the floor. His ability to make shots off the bounce and get in the lane makes him a tough guard, and whatever the level he ends up at he should make an immediate impact.
PJ Roach | 6’1” | Atlantic Shores (#96 Overall)
Another explosive guard, Roach has been hampered by injuries this year, but his body of work speaks for itself. He can play on or off the ball, defends on the basketball really well and he can finish around the rim in traffic. He has very good burst and blow by ability with the ball in his hands.