Posted On: 06/20/18 3:08 PM
With over 110 prospects attending the Wichita State Elite Camp across all high school classes and a handful of junior college prospects, there was plenty of talent to go around. Here are a few guards who stood out that colleges should take notice of.
John Michael Wright (2019)- Fayetteville Academy (NC)
John Michael Wright was definitely one of the most impressive guards at the Wichita State Elite Camp. He has put together a nice spring with AOT Basketball who will be attending the Peach Jam in July.
The 6’0 PG has very good vision and is able to make decisions and plays at high speeds in transition. While he can be a facilitator, John also poses a scoring threat as well and uses his quickness and athleticism to make things happen.
He currently holds offers from Marshall and Hampton University.
Xavier Bell (2020) – Andover Central High School
Xavier Bell was definitely one of the more impressive underclassmen at the camp. Xavier can score the ball at all three levels and really showed off his shooting ability from three point range at the camp as well.
With good size for a guard at 6’3” with an athletic frame, he already has a skill set and athleticism that translates well to the next level. I also appreciate his activity defensively and explosiveness when the ball is in his hands.
Daylan Jones (2021)- Wichita East High School
Daylan had a great freshman year at Wichita East high school, stepping in at the point position and excelling as a freshman starter and has had a good AAU season as well.
At 6’4” with a great feel for the game and playmaking ability as a prospect of the 2021 class make him a high sought after young man.
Daylan was ranked in the top 10 last year in the class of 2021 and is certain to see high major recruitment come his was in the years to come. He currently holds low major offers as of now.
Spencer Bain (2020)- Blue Valley West High School
Playing on the 16U Mokan Elite team this summer has been giving Spencer some good exposure and it doesn’t take long to see that he’s talented. Good footwork, smooth stroke, superior range, and his quickness make him a prospect to watch for the future.
Bain is someone who can play either guard spot and appears to do so effectively as he can handle the ball and has a good feel for the game.
Keyon Thomas (2019)- Bonner Springs High School
During the skills and drills portion of the camp, Keyon looked exceptionally comfortable, operating at high speeds and remaining in control physically and with the ball in his hand. Clearly well trained and prepared.
He also showed that he is someone who will consistently push the ball down the court whether it’s off of a made basket, defensive rebound, or turnover by the offense. He plays at next level speed and will be a player that can set the tempo for an offense at the point guard position.
D’Monte Gaw (2019)- Schlagle High School
D’Monte is somebody who I feel like we don’t talk about as much as we should. The 6’3” guard has a quick release on his jumper and is a tough competitor.
He is comfortable with the ball in his hands and can get his own shot. Gaw is seeing low major and Division II interest as of now.
Jaden Okon (2019)- Wichita Heights High School
Jaden has an athletic build and the athleticism to get looks from the next level. He can do a little bit of everything, shooting the ball a little bit and using his explosiveness to turn the corner on defenders.
He will have an expanded role at Wichita Heights this year with good size at the guard position at 6’3”. Looking forward to watching him more closely this summer.
Dale Talley III (2019)- Shawnee Mission NW
The 6’4” Talley can play the wing or guard spots and can create his own opportunities and get his own shots. He is a part of the KC Spurs team that is one of the nations top independent teams on the grassroots scene.
In addition to the offense Talley can provide, he is also active on defense and showed good off the ball awareness on defense, making good reads and rotations.