Posted On: 05/30/18 4:00 PM
Here is a look at the top Class of 2020 point/combo guards from last weekend’s Prep Hoops Show-Me Showdown in St. Louis:
Kobe Campbell 5’11” Marcus Denmon Elite: A very quick and fundamentally sound point guard from Raytown South who made plays throughout the tournament. He made excellent decisions and was always in the right spot and did this while still playing fast. He was a tremendous finisher in the transition game. Fast and smart. An excellent combination to have in a point guard.
A.J. Redman 6’0″ KC Pacers: A strong point guard from St. Joe Central with a solid body and a lot of athleticism. He had one of the most impressive plays of the weekend when he crossed a defender over and went down the lane at dunked over a bigger defender. That was nice. He plays well through contact and knocks down jumpers off the dribble.
Zach Nelson 5’11” Marcus Denmon Elite: A talented young guard from Shawnee Mission, KS who plays with a lot of gusto and intensity on the offensive end. He loves the high paced action and he is always looking to attack and put pressure on the defense. He scored well on drives and delivered some excellent perimeter shooting off of some nice escape moves.
Marcus Grant 6’2″ Marcus Denmon Elite: A physical combo guard from Battle High who was one of the top defenders I watched during the weekend. He was a relentless on-ball defensive player who caused all kinds of problems for opposing ball handlers. He also did an excellent job of getting into the passing lanes for steals. On offense, he was at his best at getting to the basket off the bounce.
John McCoy, Jr. 5’10” St. Louis Shooting Stars: A pass-first point guard from Fort Zumwalt South who caught my eye with his passing ability in the one game I watched him. He moved the ball upcourt with the pass and he consistently penetrated in the lane and found open teammates for layups and open 3-pointers. When it was time to call his own number, he could get a bucket.
Dayton Turner 5’9″ T.E.M. Select: A feisty young point guard from St. Clair who was aggressive and constantly pushing the pace. He was always probing in search of any opening in the defense to get to the basket for a floater or a drop off to an open teammate.