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Posted On: 05/19/18 5:00 AM
There’s a promising crop of 2020 point guard prospects who continue to emerge in the northwestern corner of the state. Although the two TAAC prospects have drawn most of the attention, Rogers 6’2” lead guard Ketaan Wyatt (2020) is already building relationships with Division I programs too.
Wyatt tells us he talks almost weekly to Toledo, Cleveland State, IUPUI, and Eastern Kentucky. He has even visited the in-state programs — Toledo in September and Cleveland State last summer.
At the moment, Wyatt is looking for a school that “works out best for [him].”
The 4.2 GPA student-athlete is yet to take the ACT at this early stage in his career.
While all this is going on, Wyatt is also helping build up the Rogers program as their starting point guard. He has a promising group of 2020 classmates around him, including a pair of 6’6” forwards in DaSean Nelson and Curtis Jackson.
By the time their senior year rolls around, this group could be special.
“We want to get better every year,” Wyatt said. “We’re working really hard. We’ve been in the weight room every day. We didn’t really get in the weight room too much last year.”
Even on a personal level, Wyatt is prioritizing weight room gains this offseason too. He rattled off, “strength, getting my weight up, eating right, all that type of stuff,” when asked what he’s looking to improve upon right now.
Wyatt has good length and height at the point guard spot. His driving and ball-handling ability also give him the option of sliding over to the two-guard spot to act as a scorer. Adding weight to his wiry frame would make him even more effective in the lane and against larger wings on defense.
At the moment, those scoring flashes come in waves while Wyatt is primarily an impressive facilitator at the point guard spot.
“I’m a pass-first point guard. But if I need to score, I’ll go score,” Wyatt said. “I’m always looking to get my teammates involved. And I know if I need my teammates, they’ll come through for me.”
Although we haven’t watched Wyatt this spring yet, he tells us things are going well for him on the Michigan Mustangs (Thompson). They’re competing on the adidas Gauntlet Silver. Their next weekend on the court is in Chicago at the adidas Gauntlet Qualifier May 25-27.