Posted On: 08/6/18 10:00 AM
Here is a look at the top Missouri Class of 2020 point/combo guards from last weekend’s Jayhawk Summer Finale in Overland Park, KS
Phillip Russell 5’11” Brad Beal Elite (Vashon)
The quick point guard enjoyed a solid weekend in helping Brad Beal Elite to the 16U championship. He displayed his biggest strength, which is his ability to knock down the 3-pointer and stretch the defense, but he also did a nice job of getting in the lane with dribble penetration to find open teammates. Russell also picked a lot of pockets of opposing ball handlers and scored in transition during the tournament. He has received Division I offers from Valparaiso and SEMO.
Dontae Taylor 6’2″ Missouri Flight (Parkview)
A tough, physical guard who is constantly coming at the defense in attack mode, Taylor had a very productive weekend in leading his team to several big victories. He was an excellent finisher at the rim and he really did a lot of damage offensively in the second half when the games got real intense. He is just tough to keep out of the lane with his strength and tenacity.
Rashad McDaniel 5’11” MO Team Carroll (Trinity)
A thick bodied point guard who enjoyed a big month of July at the Mullen’s High Profile and Jayhawk. He used his physical strength and power to bully his way to the basket and contact was not a problem. He can also finesse you with pull up jumpers and a nice stroke from 3-point range. He can score in the paint with an effective low post game.
Kaimen Lennox 6’1″ NdaGym (Truman)
A talented young point guard who can play the facilitator role, but also has the ability to get buckets. He has a quick first step and a good burst to get to the basket and finish. His float game is very effective as well. He was very impressive in a game against Missouri Flight where he scored 26 points. With his team struggling, he went into scoring mode and put the team on his back.
Maricus Grant 6’2″ Marcus Denmon Elite (Battle)
His defensive prowess is starting to attract some notice from the college coaches who were in attendance. One coach invoked the name of former West Virginia defensive demon Jevon Carter when talking about Grant. He is so tenacious when attacking opposing ball handlers. He moves his feet well and he can hawk the ball. On offense, his slashing ability is the strength of his game.
Khayden Hooks 6’1″ KC Run GMC Red (Blue Springs)
A solid young point guard with good quickness and very good length, which he used well on the defensive end. He had good handles and shifty moves, but he can hit a defender with a quick burst and get to the basket.
Jace Lance 6’0″ Team Rush (Marshall)
The college coach’s son had a very productive weekend. He has very impressive shooting range which extends well beyond the 3-point line. That gives him the room available to drive into the lane and get to the basket or hit open teammates off of his dribble penetration.
Tyrus Reddin 5’8″ Semo Bulls (Cape Girardeau Central)
An excellent young point guard who plays much bigger than his actual size. He is a fearless little guy who can get to the basket and finish among the trees on a regular basis. He plays with tremendous speed, but he can change directions and provide a burst to get by defenders to the basket. If he continues to develop a consistent jumper, he will be nearly impossible to guard.
Brennan Jeffries 5’10” Mid-Mo Elite (Jefferson City)
A solid point guard who did an excellent job of keeping the ball moving and getting the ball to his talented big teammates in the low post. He can push the pace on offense and knock down open 3-pointers off the catch.