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Posted On: 04/12/18 6:15 AM
Now that the class of 2019 has completed their junior seasons, they are about to embark on the biggest spring and summer of their lives as they get ready to hit the AAU circuit for the final time. The point guard crop is really strong in the 2019 class. Our top two prospects in the class are both projected as point guards at the college level. Here’s a look at the top 5 point guards in the updated rankings.
KyKy Tandy, University Heights – Tandy is a point guard who looks to score first and distribute second. KyKy is hyper aggressive as a slasher and shooter, he’s capable of pulling up for a jump shot from anywhere on the floor and equally capable of driving the lane and ripping the rim off. If Tandy wants to be a top 50 type of player, he needs to improve his decision making and stop forcing the action sometimes.
David Johnson, Trinity – Johnson was a part-time point guard this season but projects to the point in college and will see a lot of time at that spot next season now that Justin Powell has left Trinity for Montverde in Florida. David is a big guard at 6’5 and is also a high level athlete. His decision making is ahead of Tandy’s right now but he could use some of KyKy’s aggressive demeanor.
JJ Kalakon, Waggener – Johnson’s district foe, Kalakon draws the assignment of guarding David at least twice a year. JJ is a do-it-all type of player for the Wildcats as he leads the team in points, rebounds, assists and about every statistical category there is. Kalakon has great size at the point spot and will guard any position on the floor. He may end up as more of a combo guard in college but runs the point for Waggener on a nightly basis.
Jordan Graham, George Rogers Clark – Graham is a strong point guard with great size for his position. Jordan turned the corner in his Junior season. As the season progressed, all of his shooting percentages improved and he lowered his turnovers while increasing his assists. If Jordan can keep progressing, he can be a mid major or better colleg player thanks to his great size and underrated athleticism.
Rodriguez Thomas, Paducah Tilghman – Thomas has been hovering around the top 15-20 in the 2019 class since the initial rankings. He’s still hanging in there at #14 overall. Thomas is a really good shooter from the point spot but is increasing his abilities as a slasher. The next step for Rodriguez will be showing that he can run a team and guard athletic point guards. If he can prove that, he can find himself gathering offers this summer.
Other Names to Know:
Corey Girton, North Bullitt
Isaiah Allen, Dunbar
Keaston Brown, Henry Clay
Carter Baughman, Mercer County
Cade Cunningham, Madisonville-North Hopkins