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Posted On: 06/25/18 5:00 PM
Here is a look at some of the top Class of 2019 guards from last weekend’s MAC Summer Shootout in Park Hills, MO.
Yuri Collins 5’11” St. Mary’s
The seasoned point guard has done an excellent job of bringing along his inexperienced supporting cast throughout the month of June. His excellent passing is on full display as he set up teammates for easy opportunities and put them in the best position to succeed on the court. He didn’t take many shots on Saturday, but his 3-point shot was working pretty well during the tournament.
Elijah Hicks 6’3″ Jennings
The physical wing spent much of the tournament playing all three positions, including point guard. He was probably the second best performer at the tournament behind Dominique Hardimon of Poplar Bluff. He had a tremendous duel with Hardimon in the semifinals as he scored 15 points and made some very difficult shots to keep his team close down the stretch. His combination of skills and physical strength make him a difficult matchup.
Michael Terry 6’1″ Jennings
A transfer from Arkansas, Terry comes to Jennings at the right time as he will provide scoring ability, especially off the bounce. He is strong with the ball and has the ability to iso and create a shot for himself when the offense breaks down. On this day, he was very good a making shots getting to the basket, including some nice three-point plays.
Tyler Cline 6’0″ Poplar Bluff
A very solid guard who was one of the top 3-point shooters in the tournament. Cline does an excellent job of keeping the court spaced for teammate Dominique Hardimon’s physical drives to the basket. He has a quick release and does a nice job of getting open. He is especially good from the corners, where he shot a great percentage on his 3s.
Xander Martin 6’2″ Poplar Bluff
A solid wing player who is the glue player for a very successful championship team that plays well as a unit. He is a capable 3-point shooter and his back to back 3s got the Mules going in the championship team after a slow start. He is a good ball handler and passer who keeps the ball moving and the offense flowing. He is always in position to make the right play for his team.