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Posted On: 02/26/18 5:00 AM
Cedar Rapids Jefferson’s leading scorer Willie Guy was out to prove that he’s more than just a spot-up shooter this season, and he did just that.
Although he was best at shooting the outside shot (he finished the regular season fourth in 4A with 61 3s), Guy was able to prove he could score from anywhere on the court. He led the J-Hawks while averaging 16.7 points per game.
“Mainly, what I’ve been working on is getting others involved and working on being more of a true point guard. And then working on my floater, and just being more efficient with my shooting,” said Guy.
In addition to his prolific scoring, Guy was able to lead the team in steals, and was second to senior Kyler Bell in assists and rebounds.
“This year my role was to be the main scorer and to get everything going offensively; be the team leader, tell people what they’re doing and make sure everybody knows their role,” said Guy.
“For the most past this season, I thought I did pretty well, I did have a little bit of a slump for a while. But I was able to get to the rim more, create more contact and drive-and-kick for others. Last year I was more of just a shooter.”
This spring and summer, the 5-foot-10 guard will play with Iowa Mavericks 17U. He’s excited for the opportunity, and will play as much as he can in between baseball.
Guy is hoping this opportunity with the Mavs opens up some recruitment options for him.
“It’s a great run program, I’m really looking forward to play with the Mavericks. This will be my first year playing AAU basketball, I felt like it would give me a better chance to get into college. I stopped playing football this year, so I could focus on baseball and basketball,” said Guy.
“So, I’m going to really work on my game this summer and see if I can pick up some offers.”
So far, D2s Augustana and Sioux Falls have expressed interest in Guy for hoops.
“They sent me a couple letters, saying they want me to come to camps. And, I’m just hoping to get some more interest this summer,” said Guy. “And next year, I’m hoping to pick up my game and get some high D2 offers.”
Willie Guy is ranked by Prep Hoops as a top 60 prospect in his class. To see the full ranking of Iowa’s 2019 class, click here.