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Posted On: 06/23/18 9:24 AM
Prep Hoops Kansas takes a look at several point guards who have raised their profile over the past year and have risen up the latest 2019 rankings.
Caleb Grill, 6’3, G, 2019, Maize, NLHA
There isn’t a bigger riser in the state than Grill who brings a rare combination of basketball IQ, shot making and athleticism to the floor. He has the ability to elevate in traffic and throw down eye-popping slams, can shoot the 3 with range and as the son of a coach brings terrific court savvy to the floor as well. He has shot up the rankings to No. 4 overall in the 2019 class and holds several Division I offers.
Tymer Jackson, 6’0, G, 2019, Olathe North
A relative unknown entering his junior season, Jackson put up huge numbers and established himself as one of the state’s top scoring guards. He is slender of build, but shows quickness and the ability to create his own shot. Jackson excels at converting an assortment of floaters in the lane.
Cade McGaugh, 6’3, G, 2019, Maize, Epps Elite
McGaugh has put together a strong spring with Epps Elite and has shown the ability to create his own shot off the bounce and stick 3-pointers. He has a long, rangy frame and can play on the wing as a 3 or slide over and play the 2. He has gone from unranked to No. 34 overall in our latest rankings.
Jaden Okon, 6’5, G, 2019, Wichita Heights, NLHA
Okon is still growing as a player and developing consistency, but he brings a terrific basketball frame and elite athleticism to the floor. He rebounds well, can handle it on the perimeter and can create his own shot off the bounce. He lands at No. 17 overall in our 2019 rankings in large part due to a strong spring with NLHA.
Amauri Pesek-Hickson, 6’3, G, Blue Valley North
Hickson is a strong, physical guard who excels at creating his own shot off the dribble, can make 3-point shots and is a good off-ball option. He is a good enough ball handler that he can run some point when needed and has the size to defend multiple positions. He has shot up the rankings to a No. 20 overall spot.