Best Available: 2019 Shooting Guards

Recruiting
Indiana

Posted On: 10/30/18 12:40 PM

The high school season is less than three weeks away and we are at a point where commitments and best available are highly relevant. At the end of each month throughout the season, we will be diving into those players still on the board and looking at who fits where. Things can change in the span of a week so each month should provide us with a whole new view on the landscape.

Today, we are looking at the 2019 shooting guard and the players still remaining on the board. We list the DI, DII, NAIA, and DIII targets. As a note, these are based off of where we think the player will excel at the highest level. Players will get recruited above and below the level we have them listed for but it is our estimation that these are where they would succeed the most.

Already Off The Board:
This 2019 class of shooting guards has quietly impressed with Newman and Franklin both developing and turning into Big Ten level talent later in their careers.  Having four guys already committed to DI schools is pretty solid and with Hemenway and Banks likely to commit soon, both to DI programs, that would give you six at the level.

Brandon Newman

6’3

SG

Valparaiso

Meanstreets 2019

Purdue

Armaan Franklin

6’5

SG

Cathedral

Meanstreets 2019

Indiana

Jared Hankins

6’4

SG

Lawrence North

Indiana Elite Fastbreak 2019

Indiana State

Zach Kuhn

6’4

SG

Shelbyville

UA Grind 2019

Army

DI Targets Still On The Board:

Hemenway and Banks will both likely be off the board soon, Hemenway likely this week.  Alex gives you more of a on-ball guard who can play and score well on the wing. Banks is a fairly straight forward scoring guard with good size and scoring ability at all three levels.  Both high character players that will fit into any of their school choices.

Alex Hemenway

6’3

SG

Castle

Indiana Elite 2019

Simon Banks

6’2 

SG

Brebeuf Jesuit

Indy Heat 2019

DII Targets Still On The Board:

There aren’t going to be many options for DII programs if they need a combo or off-guard in this class and really, it wouldn’t surprise if there ended up being none that happened to commit to DII programs at all. I’m fairly higher on Hensley than most and he could fit into a GLIAC type school that needs shooting over other skills.  But outside of him, not many you can feel comfortable with.

Justin Hensley

6’4 

SG

Cathedral

Indiana Elite Metro 2019

NAIA Targets Still On The Board:

NAIA programs will have some pretty interesting options for this 2019 class. There are a few guys in this grouping that could be high level players at that level. Elijah Hales isn’t a guy who is going to fit every team but if he fits, he is going to be very good.  Will Penny has the skill and talent to be a high level player, just needs the focus.  Paxon Bartley is one of the more under-the-radar scorers in the state. Would put him and Cory Richards as the best all-around scorers of this group.

Drew Comer

6’4

SG

Greensburg

Indiana Elite Central 2019

Elijah Hales

6’4

SG

Westview

Indy Heat Red 2019

Paxon Bartley

6’2

SG

Wood Memorial

DistinXion 2019 Black

Will Penny

6’4

SG

Logansport

Indiana Elite Ice 2019

Zane Gross

6’2

SG

Silver Creek

Indiana Elite Central 2019

Cory Richards

6’2

SG

Franklin Community

Indiana Elite Force 2019

Caleb Redman

6’1

SG

Indianapolis Pike

Grand Park Premier 2019

Semaj Danley

6’2

SG

Perry Meridian

Indiana Elite Fastbreak 2019

Tristan Bufkin

6’3 

SG

Park Tudor

Grand Park Premier 2019

Spencer Reist

6’1

SG

Brebeuf Jesuit

EG10 2019

Brennan Neal

6’3

SG

Whiteland

Indiana Elite Force 2019

DIII Targets Still On The Board:

DIII programs should have a field day. There are still a lot of guys on the board and it wouldn’t be surprising if some of the NAIA talent listed above drops down a bit.  Ben Greller, Max Chaplin, and Jadon Dance are some of the more impactful players of this group. Also take a look at Greller, Connor Jones, and Dustin Hudak as some of the more versatile players.  

Ben Greller

6’2

SG

Center Grove

Indiana Elite Metro 2019

Demarea Dial

6’2 

SG

Fort Wayne Wayne

Indy Heat Red 2019

Connor Jones

6’3

SG

Danville

Indiana Faith 2019

Will Christie

6’2

SG

Heritage Christian

N/A

Christian Kincer

6’3

SG

Indianapolis Lighthouse South

Indiana Faith 2019 Black

Avery Paddock

6’3

SG

Alexandria

Indiana Elite Force 2019

Nelson Mbongo

6’3

SG

West Lafayette

Indiana Elite Ice 2019

Corey Landers

6’2

SG

Hammond Morton

SYF 2019

Jadon Dance

6’1

SG

Fort Wayne Concordia

Indiana Faith 2019 Black

Max Chaplin

6’2

SG

Brebeuf Jesuit

EG10 Silver 2019

Peyton Meadors

6’3

SG

Mt. Vernon-Fortville

Indiana Elite Force 2019

Brian Miller

6’1

SG

Southport

Grassroots Indiana 2019

Kian Sills

6’2

SG

Guerin Catholic

N/A

Dustin Hudak

6’3

SG

Lowell

Indiana Game 2019

Nehemiah Jones

6’3

SG

Decatur Central

Indiana Faith 2019

Gunnar Reffeitt

6’1

SG

Brownsburg

Grassroots Indiana 2019

Jake Wilkes

6’3

SG

Cloverdale

N/A

Elias Gerodemos

6’2

SG

Crown Point

N/A