Posted On: 04/25/18 5:00 AM
DISTRICT HEIGHTS, MD — Prep Hoops was in the gym throughout Session 1 of the Adidas Gauntlet in DC, and there is a lot to talk about after a weekend packed full of action. Here we continue our superlatives series with a closer look at five of the top point guard we saw. All advanced stats referenced were provided courtesy of Open Look Analytics.
ACE BALDWIN | TEAM BBC/ST. FRANCES ’20
It’s hard to believe Ace Baldwin still has two years of high school ball left. He plays with so much poise for a young player. Team BBC currently ranks seventh among all Adidas teams nationally in Offensive Points Per Possession Differential, and Baldwin’s reliability was a big reason why. The 2020 PG played more minutes than any of his teammates, and didn’t slack off on defense either.
ANDRE CURBELO | NY JAYHAWKS/LUHI ’20
Andre Curbelo is a real throwback point guard in the mold of a Mark Jackson. The skilled and heady sophomore, who is often seen backing down defenders at half court, displays elite vision and passing skills to go along with toughness. Curbelo led the Jayhawks, who are ranked in our initial 16U top 25, to a 4-0 record last weekend.
XAVIER JOHNSON | CP25/EPISCOPAL ’19
Last year, Xavier Johnson was teammates with Immanuel Quickley on Team BBC, an experience that he says has helped mold him into the player he’s become today. The high IQ lead guard led his team in true shooting percentage (63.9%).
PHILLIP JORDAN | MID ATLANTIC SELECT/ST. ALBANS ’19
Phillip Jordan has all the intangibles you look for in a point guard. He communicates. He defends. He can handle pressure. He works hard. And he’s tough.
TYSON WALKER | TEAM NEW ENGLAND/NEW HAMPTON ’19
Tyson Walker led all players from Adidas DC with 6 in assists per game. The skilled point guard, who put on a show vs. Team Loaded VA, should see his recruitment expand soon.