Posted On: 05/16/18 5:09 PM
With “point guard” being one of the most misdiagnosed positions, everyone seems to think that they are a point guard or need to be one. With that being said, there’s a lot of under the radar point guards out there who are overlooked for some reason or another. Here’s a look at 10 point guards in the rising junior class who are starting to make a name for themselves.
Kahleef Jimmison | 6’1” | Hampton Roads Academy
Jimmison’s stock is rising quickly, as the HRA guard had a very good sophomore campaign and continues to improve this summer with Dreamchasers 16U. The 6’1” combo guard has improved as a playmaker, and his poise as a leader as come a long ways too. He can score the basketball with ease and creates space well off the bounce.
Jarrett Hunter | 5’10” | Louisa County
Being a leader is something that comes naturally to Hunter. He took over the reigns for Louisa midway through his freshman year and hasn’t gave them up yet. A two sport star, Hunter is a great athlete and a tough kid who plays much bigger than his 5’10” frame. The lefty has a great feel for the game and ability to control tempo and take over a game on both ends of the floor.
Kenari Jones | 6’1” | Carmel School
Jones will likely shoot up our rankings, as the 6’1” guard has game changing speed and is an impact player on both ends of the floor. He can score the ball from all three levels, is able to create for himself without a play being called for him and he has great lateral quickness defensively. He’s an under the radar talent who could start to see division one interest here soon.
Khai Seargant | 5’10” | Massaponex
Another guy who’s rated too low as of now, Seargant has improved immensely over the past couple of years and has earned his spot on a talented Team Loaded VA team. He’s a competitor on both ends of the floor, he’s lightning quick with the ball in his hands and he can create and make shots for himself off the bounce. He plays bigger than his 5’10” frame and makes a big time impact when he’s in the game.
Tyler Henderson | 5’7” | LC Bird
Take away his height, there isn’t much of an issue to this kid’s game, as he’s shown playing up with the Team Loaded 804 17U group. He has a tremendous understanding of the game, which he uses to make players around him better while keeping himself as a threat as well. He can shoot it from deep, break pressure himself and he’s an absolute pest defensively. The things he does translates to wins for your team, which is what everyone wants from a point guard, right?
Jordan Lewis | 5’11” | Frank W. Cox
There aren’t many guards in the entire state with the feel and vision of Lewis, who can make everyone on his team better with the ball in his hands. He can handle pressure, get in the lane at will, deliver passes with both hands and he has a great middle game full of pull ups and floaters that avoid charges. He uses the same instincts defensively as well, where he can turn guards and jump passing lanes.
Jordan Brown | 5’9” | Miller School
A small guard who is a pest on the defensive end, Brown will shut you down and won’t let you forget it the way that he talks. He is lightning quick laterally and his ability to cut and change directions makes him so tough to stay in front of. He can shoot it from deep as well, but when he gets downhill it’s so hard to stop him from getting in the lane and getting to the rim.
Jordan Mack | 5’11” | North Cross
A scoring guard with the natural ability to fill it up from all three levels, Mack is the kind of guy you give the ball to and just get out his way. When he gets going he can really fill it up quickly, and he’s a guy who is crafty, changes speeds and can score from all three levels. He sometimes takes some questionable shots, but you have to take the good with the bad with a kid who has his natural scoring ability.
Kaleb Coleman | 5’9” | Matoaca
He’s the kind of guard I like to call “slippery,” because you’ll think you have Coleman bottled up and he’ll slide right through two defenders and finish at the cup. He has great speed with the ball in his hands, he can handle pressure and breakdown his man one on one. His finishing ability is much better than you’d expect from a 5’9” guard.
Christian Wilson | 5’10” | Highland Springs
Wilson improved immensely from his freshman year to his sophomore year, and the improvements came from a variety of areas. He’s improved offensively in his shot making ability, his ability to control tempo and get his team into sets and make plays for others. Defensively, his understanding of team concepts and his ability to guard the basketball continues to be something that turns heads.