Posted On: 09/4/18 3:00 PM
Who are sleepers at the point guard position in the state of Illinois in the class of 2019? These are some prospects that might not get the most hype, but at the college level will be effective players!
Terrion Murdix (Springfield Southeast)
Murdix is a quick and shifty point guard that has the ball on a string. Didn’t have the best showing on the circuit, but we are still believers and think he will have a monster senior season.
Luke Yoder (Bloomington Central Catholic)
We spoke about Yoder in our stock risers story as he really elevated his game in July with his ability to both run a team getting others involved as well as score it.
Nate Duckworth (Normal West)
Duckworth is one of my favorite guards in this class. He plays with a chip on his shoulder and with a high level of competitiveness. Duckworth shoots it well from the perimeter pulling up.
Treye Tucker (Harlem)
Tucker is a fun playmaking point guard that has the ball on a string. Plays with a lot of flair for the game getting others involved while also scoring with his deep jumper.
JR Cison (Lake Zurich)
Cison is your classic consistent floor general that might not wow you if you just watch him once, but over and over he is so steady. Makes quality decisions with the basketball and when his shot is on he can be a major weapon.
Damari Nixon (Curie)
Nixon is a long and angular lefty that has some developmental upside. Slick ball handler that is best in the drive and kick as a passer or getting to the rim for scores.
Jack McDonald (Geneva)
McDonald is a high IQ point guard that knows how to play the game. He isn’t ever flashy, but just gets the job done setting up his teammates and hitting open shots when they present themselves.
Nolan Niego (Lyons)
Niego is the ultimate leader at the lead guard spot. Crisp ball handler that is an effective pull up jump shooter. Knows how to run a team with smart decisions.
William King (Glenbrook South)
King has size at 6’4” being able to see over the defense where he uses his sick vision to find his teammates. Gets his own shot creating space for his jumper.
Jaheim Holden (Evanston)
Holden is a lefty guard with a quick and shifty game. He handles it well in tight spaces and is a playmaker with the rock in his hands.
Malik Tidwell (Marian Catholic)
Tidwell is a compact guard that is a volume scorer. Definitely takes a lot of shots, but in the right situation can be successful.
Matas Masys (Willowbrook)
Masys is one of the best pure shooters in the state regardless of class or position. That is the value he brings to a team at the next level.
Jordan Booker (Bogan)
Booker is a smaller point guard that uses his speed in the open floor. Could have a big year at Bogan.
Payton Havens (Metamora)
Havens is a tough and competitive lead guard that pushes the tempo and makes sound decisions with the rock!
Zach Vaia (Riverside Brookfield)
Vaia has some strength and scoring pop at his point guard spot. Plays with toughness and has range on his jumper.
Eric Cannon (Waubonsie Valley)
Cannon is just a solid lead guard that isn’t the greatest athlete, but the area he has greatly improved over the last couple years is his jump shot.