Posted On: 09/21/18 8:16 AM
As the football season is in full swing, before we know it, we will be talking solely about basketball once again in the most wonderful time of the year. Until then, we can hope, wish, and dream about the year to come.
Here is a quick preview of a few 2019 guards that you’ll want to pay close attention to as they are primed for potential breakout seasons.
This is by no means a comprehensive list, feel like you should be on this list? Drop us a DM on Twitter and we may come check you out!
Milan Jenkins- Wichita West HS
Milan Jenkins appears to be ready for a full basketball season once football concludes as he faced a few issues with eligibility last year.
An athletic 6’3’’ guard, Milan prides himself on his defense and says he will guard anyone in the city. He is a high IQ player who excels inside of 17 feet.
He was a two year starter at Wichita East as a freshman and sophomore and will need to have a big year if West wants to make a run this year.
Matt Everett- Winfield HS
At about 6’4’’ 220 lbs, Matt is a tough matchup for teams as he not only uses his size and strength on the block but can step out and shoot the ball as well.
A multi-sport athlete, Matt has Division 1 offers as a discus thrower but also put together a sophomore campaign as an all-league basketball player.
He has been good in workouts in the off-season and is poised for a big senior year for Winfield.
Jaylen Randle- Wichita East HS
Jaylen is a 6’0’’ combo guard who started a good amount of games as early as his sophomore season.
He is good off the dribble, is comfortable handling the ball, and has a good looking midrange jumper. Both of his parents played at the collegiate level at Wichita State and Cowley CC respectively.
He was the Aces leading scorer last year and will have even more opportunities with the emergence of Daylan Jones as he will command a lot of attention from defenses.
Zac Burton- Augusta HS
Zac will be counted on this year to be the primary source of offense for Augusta as Jonny Clausing has graduated and started his college career at Washburn University.
The 6’1’’ guard shoots the ball well and can make plays off the dribble, possessing the ability to finish in the paint or make the right pass.
He has attributes that translate to the next level, which should be amplified this year being a senior and the shoe-in leader for the Orioles.
Nolan Veenis- Maize South HS
Nolan is a 6’3’’ guard who can defend multiple position and has good size and strength at the guard spot.
The multi-sport athlete did miss a chunk of his junior season with an injury but had a solid summer with River City and looks back to full health.
Nolan plays hard and has good touch around the rim and will be an important piece to the Maize South offense this year.
Shaathon Walker- Sunrise Christian Academy Select
One of the top young guards from Canada is entering his second season at Sunrise Christian. The 6’3’’ guard is athletic and good off the bounce which pairs well with his size as a guard.
Once he gets to the rim, he has the toughness and ability to finish at the rim through contact, making him a serious target for four year schools, hearing currently from low Division I institutions.