Posted On: 09/13/18 12:31 AM
With the Top 250 Expo in the books, below are some guards who stood out, but do not get as much recognition as they should. These guys stood out despite the number of talented guards in attendance at the event.
Kaleb Brown 5’9 PG 2019 Peoria (Blue Chip Nation)
Brown’s strong performance has been well documented. One college coach in attendance even remarked that despite his size, he might still be the most college ready prospect on the floor. He is an elite on ball defender who can shoot it off of the dribble as well as in catch and shoot situations. Further, he makes good decisions with the ball and does not force the issue.
Chase Morley 5’11 PG 2019 Sandra Day (Powerhouse King)
Morley is Mr. Fundamental. He does everything the right way and does all of the little things. He makes great decisions with the basketball and shoots it extremely well from deep. Further, he is an under-rated on-ball defender who keeps the ball in front well. The bottom line is that Morley is a college level guard who can make plays as well as any guard in this classification.
Jaren Hunziker 5’11 PG 2020 Sahuaro (Powerhouse)
Hunziker was one of the shiftiest guards in the entire event. His change of pace and direction kept the defenders on their heels the whole event. Moreover, when getting by the first defender, he was able to make the right reads with the help side defense. Hunziker might not have the same upside as some of the guards in this event. However, skill wise, he was up there with the best guards at the event.
BJ Burries 5’9 PG 2019 Globe
Burries seems to always have an asterisk mark next to his name due to his accomplishments coming at the 3A level. Go ahead and remove that mark as he showed that he can flat out play regardless of class. He is a knockdown shooter from anywhere on the floor who plays with a bulldog mentality. Further, he really impressed with his passing. He makes good reads with the basketball and sees the floor extremely well.
Duncan Hearn 6’0 SG 2019 Cactus Shadows (Alpha Males)
Hearn played exactly how Cactus Shadows expects him to play: Gritty. He made good reads with the ball and played with a lot of aggression. Many might not have Cactus Shadows on their radars. However, they will soon as Hearn is one of a handful of guards who will get after opposing guards and make life challenging for opposing teams. This group looks poised to have a strong year with Hearn playing a huge role in that process.