Posted On: 03/5/18 12:08 PM
With the 2019 rankings release, we’re taking a look at the top juniors in the state that have been making a name for themselves all year long. In this article we’ll take a look at the top point guards for the class. Prep Hoops Colorado takes an in-depth look at each player.
1) Jamil Safieddine-Regis- Overall Class Rank #5
Jamil came into his own last summer during his Grassroots time with the Hawks and started to get the attention his play warranted. That play has only translated into a career best junior season as he led his team to a 19-5 record on the season and went 7-3 in league play. On the year he averaged 13.8 points, 3.9 assists and 3.1 rebounds while showing that he can be the vocal leader as well. He’s a true point that has shown progression and with another anticipated season in grassroots he should have his best year yet.
2) Seth Fuqua-Vanguard-Overall Class Rank #8
The game of basketball comes easy for Seth Fuqua as he’s quietly having one of the most impressive scoring seasons in the state. He has an unbelievable career average of 24.2 points a game, in which if he keeps it up for another year will be well past 2000 points for his high school career. With taking on the scoring load he’s also averaging 4.2 assists, 6.1rebounds and 2.2 steals to round him out. This season, Seth and has Vanguard team have the goal of winning the state championship on their mind and their 20-2 record shows how good they’ve been. With Seth playing the way that he’s been playing, it’s hard to bet against them.
3) Andre Sepeda-Greeley West-Overall Class Rank #13
In a down year for Greeley West with a13-12 overall record and 5-7 league record there hasn’t been much positive to come from the team. The one bright spot for the Spartans; Andre Sepeda. He managed to keep his team in games and was the key piece to their wins. He led the team with 19.6 points, 2.9 rebounds and 2.6 steals a game to show the type of impact that he had on games. He’s a player that can light the scoreboard up with his finishes, extend the defense and has the ability to create his own shot. He’s a player that showed constant progression throughout the year and with a full summer to get better he’ll be one of the most interesting players in the state next year.
4) Josh Rogers-Arvada West-Overall Class Rank #15
This season Arvada West were led by their talented trio of guards, amongst those, Josh Rogers. He’s an interesting guard as he has is taller and strong which makes him a mismatch against other guards. On an improved season for Arvada West it was Rogers who led the team to countless victories and had the Wildcats in a position to win the league. He’s a player that controls the pace, scores at will and gets others involved which causes quite the dilemma for opposing teams. With improved work on creating his own jump-shot, he’ll be a player that you can play at multiple positions. I’m expecting an improved senior season for the Wildcats and Rogers is where it starts.