Jayhawk Invitational: Top combo guards (2020, 21)


Posted On: 05/16/18 12:00 PM

Prep Hoops takes a look at several young combo guards who stood out in Jayhawk.

OVERLAND PARK, Kan — Prep Hoops Kansas takes a look at several of the top young combo guards who raised their profile last weekend at the Jayhawk Invitational in Kansas City.

Tamar Bates, 6’3, G, 2021, KC Piper, KC Run GMC 15U

One of the better young guards in Kansas, Bates is a smooth player with a long build and the ability to play much bigger than his listed height. He is a creative ball handler, a terrific leader at the point and can see the court and make the right pass. 

0-Steele Chapman, 6’0, G, 2020, Campus HS, Pray N Play

Chapman is an athletic guard who can create on the fly. He’s a fine ball handler who can blow by defenders and slip to the hole. He has a great crossover which allows him to find space before he gets his shot off. Chapman is also active on defense in full court settings. He stays after the ball and keeps tight pressure on the ball.

Mathew Harrison, 6’2, G, 2020, Raymore-Peculiar, NDaGym

Harrison is an athletic player who shows up on both sides of the floor. He likes high percentage shots close to basket and scores off the glass well through contact. He can find paths to the basket consistently, someone who puts his head down and beats opponents with his first step.  He recovers well on defense and can get a hand on shots.

Micah Jacques, 6’2, G, 2020, Wichita Southeast, Pray N Play

Jaques is a physical player who earns his playing time through his defense and looks after rebounds. He can handle the ball when given the chance and can knock down shots as well. When he has the ball, Jacques can work his way around bigger players and find open paths to the basket.

Dilyn Taylor-Cantu, G, 2021, Raytown, Marcus Denmon Elite

Taylor-Cantu is an athletic guard who can finish around the rim. He has a quick first step and is able to get around most defenders in one-one-one situations. He can rebound well in the paint and score with a hand in his face. He just knows how to get on the board. Taylor-Cantu continues to play his game until he finds a breakthrough – then he goes to work.