JULY STOCK RISERS: Guards who raised their profile (2019)

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Posted On: 08/2/18 12:09 AM

Prep Hoops Kansas takes a look at several guard who raised their profile during the July evaluation period.

D’Monte Gaw, 6’3, G, 2019, Schlagle, Team KC

Gaw is among the more improved players we saw throughout the July live period. He has always been tough off the dribble, but has seemingly taken his game to new heights and is playing with a lot of confidence. He has tightened up his outside shooting a little and is capable of knocking down a 3 here and there but is at his best creating offense off the bounce. He’s definitely a player to watch heading into the upcoming season.

Bo Gooch, 6’0, PG, 2019, Belle Plaine, KS MTXE Navy

One of Kansas’ most underrated guards, Gooch is a tough point guard who handles pressure and brings a calm, steady presence to the floor. He is strong with the ball, can create a little off the bounce and is a knock down shooter who can get hot from distance in a hurry.

Riley Sides, 6’1, G, 2019, Northern Valley, WKE

Sides is among the state’s premier shooters — he can flat light up a scoreboard with his outside shooting. He has the ability to do a variety of other things, including handle the ball, pass and get to the basket. But his calling card is his ability to knock down perimeter shots.

Trey Sides, 6’1, G, 2019, Phillipsburg, WKE

Sides was among the most impressive guards we saw in the July live period. He can flat play. He brings good size, athleticism and a well rounded skill level to the court, with the ability to create his own shot, get to the basket and make flashy passes. He is a terrific outside shooter and when he is on he’s tough to stop.

Dariq Williams, 5’11, PG, 2019, Parsons, PK Hoops

Williams is an elite-level athlete with all the physical tools you look for in a guard. He has speed, quickness, change-of-direction abilities and is capable of playing high above the rim. Williams has good court vision and can make passes that find the open man on time, and he can shoot from the outside and knock down an occasional 3-pointer. But he is at his best attacking the basket and creating offense off the dribble.