Posted On: 06/5/18 4:00 PM
Here is a look at some of the top point/combo guards from Missouri who competed at last weekend’s SWIC Blue Storm Team Camp in Belleville, IL.
CE Talton 6’3″ Monroe City: The small-school 2019 standout had a chance to compete against some of the larger school competition and he more than held his own. He used his size and skill level to his advantage as he got buckets at all three levels. He made a number of 3-pointers in games I watched against Mehlville and McCluer North. He plays with a lot of poise as he handled pressure well and got to where he wanted on the floor to create offense.
Amorey Womack 6’0″ Webster Groves: The 2019 guard appears ready to step into a bigger offensive role with the graduation of elite guard Courtney Ramey. He is a potent offensive player who looks to score. He displayed some good range on his 3-point shot plus he has a strong body that can get to the basket and play through the contact. I was impressed with his passing as he did a nice job of feeding his bigger teammates on the fast break and making an extra pass to an open shooter.
Damien Loyd 5’10” Kirkwood: A very impressive 2019 point guard who has the ability to facilitate the offense and get buckets at a high rate. He has gotten stronger physically in the past year, which has enabled him to handle the physical play and get into the lane and score amongst the trees. He is quick and able to create his own shot and knock down perimeter jumpers from 3-point range.
Mekai Ray 5’8″ McCluer North: A quick on quick floor leader who is the catalyst of a athletic team that plays with a lot of pace. When he is going well, the rest of the team is playing well because he can set the tempo with his speed and energy on the defensive end. He is very good at getting into the lane and finding open teammates. His 3-point shooting is streaky, but when his shot is going, it opens things up for everyone.
Luke Mackey 5’11” Warrensburg: A very solid 2019 point guard who did a nice job facilitating and keeping his team organized and getting too good shots. He is strong physically and stays low on the dribble. He did a fine job of getting into the lane and collapsing the defense, where he could find an open shooter or take the short jumper, in which he got good elevation.
Marlon Owens 5’9″ McCluer North: This was my first look at this young 2021 point guard and he was very impressive with how he was able to spark his team coming off the bench. Not only did he bring the energy with his speed and quickness, but he also displayed some spark on offense. He knocked down a couple of 3-pointers and also did some work in the transition game.