Posted On: 09/5/18 3:19 PM
With a few days remaining before our much-anticipated Prep Hoops 250 event on September 9th, we prepare you with a few players to take a look at, at the event. With the event hosting some of the best players Colorado and this being a class that a ton of their players didn’t get major minutes, it could be a bit tricky keeping up with players so I give you the top guards to watch out for in the 2020 class.
Peyton Westfall – Pine Creek
Peyton averaged a bit over nine points a game and was a constant force for Pine Creek last season. He was the second leading scorer on the team and will most likely take over as the primary go to this upcoming season which is a lot to ask for from a player his age. But he gets it. He’s a high IQ player that knows where he wants to get to on the floor and gets there. He’s a scorer that has to prove that he can be a distributor as well as this year he’ll be asked to do it all.
Taylor Harris – Pueblo West
Taylor was a young player that got to experience a magical run with a very talented team last year in Pueblo. He got to get in a bit and get his feet wet and that only set him up for a summer in which he worked hard to get better as he should step up to the plate in a bigger role this year. With players from last year’s team gone for graduation it will be up to Taylor to be a big time shooter and use his size to create mismatches. He has a great feel for the game and is a bigger guard who is growing more and getting more comfortable with his body. He has to use his frame to take over at moments and will be a player to keep on the radar.
Jaiden Sanders – Rampart
Didn’t get to play a huge role, but he did get to be a part of something very big that they had going at Rampart this last season. Jaiden is a player that plays with intensity and brings his all every single time out. He is one of those players that was put in and the team didn’t skip a beat as he is able to run a team and although he is a shooter that the team will run through this upcoming season. He will consistently knock down shots and be a player that the defense has to account for at all times.
Calvin Wing – Heritage
Calvin is one of this classes most underrated players that should get a bit more exposure He’s a fundamentally sound player that’s poised for a huge junior year as he’ll be the best player on Heritage’ team for the upcoming season. With that comes a sense of responsibility and he will be tasked with carrying the unit each time out. He’s a player that leads by example and will only get more comfortable as the season goes along. This summer was all about progression and he comes into our expo as a guard that everyone should notice by the end.
Reece Kelly – Mountain Vista
Reece may not pass the eye test, but the kid can play. He is a player that can really light it up. He doesn’t do it with freakish athleticism or speed, but he truly knows how to put the ball in the basket and can do it from anywhere on the court. He got on my radar after a few 30-point games in Vegas. He’s a high IQ player that has high confidence in his ability to score on whoever is defending him and that confidence is what separates him from most. He’s my most excited player from the class to see at the expo and will most likely score a ton.