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Posted On: 05/8/18 8:34 AM
Here are some of the top Class of 2019 point guards from last weekend’s Jayhawk Invitational in Overland Park, KS
Lamel Robinson 5’10” Team Rush (Park Hill South): Quick on quick point guard who has the ability to facilitate and get buckets while playing at a fast pace. His speed combined with the ability to change directions make him a tough cover in the open floor or in a half court offense. He has a nice shooting touch in the lane and can also stretch it out to 3-point range. He can play off the ball because of his scoring prowess.
Desi Williams 5’9″ KC Run GMC (Park Hills South): A classic pass-first point guard who knows how to run a team. He knows how to push the pace, slow things down and get the ball to the main scorers on his team. I really like watching him work on the defensive end where he is a tenacious on-ball defender. He can make opposing point guards very uncomfortable. Does not make a lot of mistakes.
Rich Johnson 5’9″ KC Run GMC (Lee’s Summit West): An impressive little guard who operates well at either backcourt spot. He and Robinson form a little and lethal backcourt with their collective speed, quickness and ability to score. He is a jet in the open court, plus he has the ability to knock down 3-pointers.
Mikel Henderson 5’10 KC Spurs Black (Lee’s Summit North): Solid point guard who has enjoyed a strong spring with several good showings. He brings good quickness and tenacity to the defensive end, where he can cause a lot of havoc. He penetrates well into the lane and can knock down pull up jumpers.
Glenn McClintock 6’0″ Team Rush (Rockhurst): A solid point guard with nice handles and the ability to pass the ball on the money. He dropped some nice dimes off the dribble over the weekend. He also has a nice stroke from 3-point range. He plays with a lot poise.
Fernando Macedo 6’0″ KC Magic Blue (Liberty North): A savvy floor leader who caught my attention in the first three possessions of the game that I watched. He got in the lane and created a nice drop-off layup for a teammate, advanced the ball on the break and called his own number and got a bucket. He was a good decision maker who could get to his spots and not make a lot of mistakes.