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Posted On: 09/15/18 6:36 PM
We highlight the top returning passers in the 2019 class from last year. These guys led the 2019 class in assists per game and come back this year and look to push their assist totals even higher. They were the best in the 2019 class at setting up their teammates for a score. There are some missing players as some statistics from players were not uploaded to maxpreps.com.
Trent Shoemaker (Trinity Lutheran) – 5’9 PG – 8.5 APG
Shoemaker returns to Trinity Lutheran as the returning leading assist man in the 2019 class. This year, Shoemaker looks to lead Trinity Lutheran to a better record and with that a sectional crown. Shoemaker is a guy who is a prototypical point guard as his passes are crisp and he is able to look off defenders in order to fake them out and make a pass to his guys for a score.
Ty Bever (Covington) – 6′ PG – 6.7 APG
Never might be the best passer in the state. He is able to thread the needle with the ball and he finds the right man every time. He rarely turns the ball over as well which makes him even more impressive. Bever looks to pass before he scores and would rather give his teammate a shot rather than take one himself. This year, Covington looks to be a team that will catch-and-shoot a lot so Bever’s assist total should rise.
Brent Wireman (Kouts) – 5’9 PG – 5.9 APG
Wireman plays in an offense that isn’t that explosive so his assist total is very impressive. They are solid and can put up points when everything is clicking though. The leadership of Wireman has a lot to do with that as he sets the tone with the offense. Wireman is a player that Kouts relies on due to his passing ability and that won’t change this upcoming season.
Luke Bumbalough (New Castle) – 6′ PG – 5.9 APG
Bumbalough is committed to Ball State and figures to be a pretty solid piece for them. His scoring ability and passing ability makes him a very explosive player. Bumbalough is a guy who looks to set up his teammates before he looks to score. He is a guy who is getting better scoring the ball but is still looking to make that pass to his open teammate so that he can score.
Sam Skaggs (Logansport) – 5’11 SG – 5.4 APG
Skaggs is a scorer but he also can pass the ball as well evidenced by his inclusion on this list. He has good vision and basketball IQ coming from a family of basketball players. Skaggs is someone who can go and get you a basket but can also set up his teammates to score. Skaggs will need to increase his assist total this year in order to help Logansport get back on top of their sectional.