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Posted On: 08/11/18 9:38 AM
With the 2018-19 season quickly approaching, there are endless prospects out to show they can play with the big boys at the next level.
This summer served as a nice outlet for current high school players to prove their worth. Here’s a look at some rising senior point guards who will be looking to do just that this fall.
Joshua Williams (Choctaw)
When you sit down and watch Joshua Williams, it is hard not to notice the passion and energy he plays with. The 5’10” Choctaw lead ballhandler commands attention with his quick twitch moves, no-look passing and attacks to the rim. Williams draws contact often and finds his way to the free throw stride.
Jordan Smith (West Oaks)
Previously at Titusville, Jordan Smith will cap off his high school career at West Oaks. The 5’10” guard is skinny but beyond quick and his jumper is seasoned. When Smith gets it going, he’s hard to slow down. For him to stand out, he must drive more often than not because that’s when he is at his best.
Terry Ivery (The Villages)
A true locker room leader, Terry Ivery is the guy who holds it all down for The Villages on and off the court. The 5’9″ guard may get knocked for his size, but his determination, grit and overall passing ability makes him a true all-around player. Ivery is like a Darren Sproles type running back when he goes downhill.
Terell Strickland (St. Pete)
Terell Strickland comes from a basketball family where his dad Rod played in the NBA for many years and his older brother, Tai, a 2018 St. Pete grad is now at Wisconsin. Strickland played quite a bit off the bench for the Green Devils a season ago and you can see the 5’9″ guard’s confidence growing at times. For a new look St. Pete squad, this is a huge opportunity for Strickland to run this team.
Bryce Street (Central Florida Christian)
The leadership skills are there with Bryce Street along with his outside shooting touch. Central Florida Christian returns nearly everybody and now it is Street’s chance to control the tempo as the point guard. He does all the little things you want and plays the game the right way. At 6’0″, he’s not overly athletic or quick, but he’s strong and tough on both ends of the floor.
Photo credit: Keith Franklin Photography