Posted On: 02/19/18 3:11 PM
Photo Courtesy of Ceres Courier
There are many point guards in Northern California that are making a name for themselves this season. With point guards such as James Akinjo, Elijah Hardy, Darrion Trammell, and more, Northern California has shown that they know how to breed good point guards. From former NBA point guards like Jason Kidd and Gary Payton, all the way down to current NBA all-star point guard Damian Lillard, Nor-Cal has good point guards.However, their development all started when they were yuonger as all of those guards started to make a name for themselves in high school as freshman. Here are five under the radar freshman point guards that people may want to keep an eye on over the next three years.
Damian Insixengmay – Pinole Valley HS 5’6′
Damian is a high energy point guard who does a good job of creating his own shot, and has a high motor. He hustles on the defensive end, and has potential to be a great leader.
Derrick O’Neal – Ceres HS 5’9′
O’Neal was the team’s captain on varsity as a freshman due to his ability to set up his teammates, and his high skill set. He is a floor general and has potential to be one of the best pure floor general point guards in Nor-Cal.
Jeremiah Jones – Wood HS 6’0′
Jones is still very much under the radar as he has led Wood to the playoffs during his freshman year. He gets to the basket well, and creates for others. Jones also plays good on-ball defense, and has a killer instinct down the stretch. Jones has potential to be one of the top guards around.
Isaac Montgomery – Vanden HS 5’8′
Montgomery hasn’t played as much for Vanden during conference play with Jonathon Cobbs back in the lineup, and the excellent play of Senior guard Aaron Porcil, but Montgomery will still be a player to lookout for this summer. He will be playing for Team Arsenal and will look to make a huge jump into his sophomore year. Montgomery is very athletic, and is a pitbull on defense.
Lucky Hampton – Salesian HS 6’2′
Hampton is a long athletic guard who played well at the JV level as a combo guard, but has potential to transition into a point. He can defend, shoot from the outside and is a good slasher. Hampton will continue to improve his ability to create for others which will make him a point guard to watch out for in the future.