Posted On: 05/16/18 12:00 PM
OVERLAND PARK, Kan — Prep Hoops Kansas takes a look at several of the top young shooting guards who raised their profile last weekend at the Jayhawk Invitational in Kansas City.
21-Kolby Franklin, 6’1, G, 2020, Lee’s Summit North, NDaGym
Franklin is a grinder who earns every minute on the floor. He plays physical around the rim and can fight through traffic and to the basket. He’s active around the glass, has good hands and can grab rebounds when it’s not expected. Franklin has good hands, knows when and when not to come down with the ball. Kid hustles through it all.
1-Davonte Jennings, 6’1, G, 2020, Sunrise, Pray N Play
Jennings is a good passer and ball handler. He makes good decisions down the line, a player who usually gets touches when the game is close and his team needs an open look. Like all the guards on Pray N Play, Jennings can find an opening and get his jumper off. Jennings is also active around the glass and can pull down rebounds around much taller players.
22-AB Lennox, 6’1, G 2020, Truman, NDaGym
Lennox is a fine ball handler who knows how to create for his team. He has good court vision and can find teammates running the lanes and cutting to the basket. He also draws attention as a shooter. Lennox has a silky 3-pointer and jumper that can catch opponents by surprise. He also has a strong left hand finish at the rim.
12-Cameron Mathews, G, 2021, Blue Springs, Marcus Denmon Elite
A smooth guard who can mix things up on offense. Mathews is a fine passer with good court vision. He made several half court passes that resulted in easy baskets for teammates. He’s also can put the ball on the floor and score using his floater.
5 — KT Raimey, 6’3, G, 2020, Olathe East, KC Run GMC 16U
Raimey is playing off the ball a lot with this year’s Run GMC team and shows the ability to move off the ball, knock down open shots and attack the basket. He showed an explosive first step on Friday and is tough for teams to keep in front of them. Raimey has a long, rangy frame and elite agility, blessed with quick feet and balance. At the defensive end, he can cover up multiple positions and makes up with his slight build by playing with tenacity.