Posted On: 05/11/18 6:00 AM
The 2019 class in Kentucky is full of solid point guard prospects who can create their own offense. There aren’t a ton of floor general type point guards in the class who are looking to pass first and create for others. North Laurel’s Adam Sizemore is on of those who is going to create for others first and look to score second. Adam is undersized but has an IQ that’s off the chart and a knack for being in the right place at the right time to make a play. Sizemore is capable of scoring when needed and isn’t shy about taking the big shot. In North Laurel’s district title win last season, Adam scored 23 points. So far this AAU season, he’s also made several big shots and game winning free throws. I recently talked with Adam about his Junior season for the Jaguars, his current AAU season and what lies ahead for Sizemore in his senior season and into college.
PHKY: Describe your game for people who may never have seen you play. What are your strengths? What do you need to improve?
AS: My game is that of a high IQ pass first point guard who makes everyone around me better. I enjoy watching my teammates have success. I need to work on getting quicker and increasing my vertical.
PHKY: Reflect on your high school season. Were you happy with your individual performance? Were you happy with your team results?
AS: My team went 29-5 and won the district championship for the first time ever. I was pleased with the way I performed this season. I averaged 9 points and 6 assists per game. I also had 23 points in the district championship game. My assist to turnover ratio for the season was 5:1. I only had 29 turnovers on the year in 34 games.
PHKY: Who are you playing AAU with? What are your expectations for your AAU season both as an individual and as a team?
AS: I’m playing AAU for Pride Athletics. My expectations for myself is to improve on my weaknesses and to get a college scholarship. For my team, I want everyone to be as successful as they can and win a bunch of games this summer.
PHKY: What schools are recruiting you? Any offers? If you have offers, do you have a leader right now?
AS: No school in particular is heavy recruiting me. Kentucky Christian has contacted me multiple times. I also received a letter from University of Pikeville the other day.
PHKY: What can you take from your AAU season and apply to your next high school season?
AS: How to guard opposing point guards who are quicker and taller than I am. Also how to score on those kind of guards as well.
PHKY: What are your goals for your next high school season?
AS: To win back-to-back district championships and to improve myself on and off the court.
Adam Sizemore knows how to run a team. He’s adept at getting his teammates the ball in positions for them to score. Sometimes its just as important that a player knows what they have to improve upon. As it stands, Adam can be an excellent D2 or NAIA player and has a future in coaching if he chooses to go that way. Sizemore is definitely one to watch over the next year. North Laurel should be a contender to win the 13th. If they can pull it off and get to Rupp, Adam Sizemore’s leadership and play on the floor will be a big reason that the Jaguars get to the Sweet Sixteen.