PH Texas Report: 2020 Point Guards Vol. I

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Posted On: 10/27/18 1:30 PM

Introducing the Prep Hoops Texas Report

One of our goals at Prep Hoops Texas is to provide the most accurate and credible information to college coaches about the most talented kids in the Lone Star State. Our media source covers kids across the state who can play at all levels. A way we will assist coaches who subscribe to our site is by providing scouting reports on multiple athletes in the 2020, 2021, and 2022 classes. We want to cover as many 2020 kids as possible first because those will be the kids coaches will be mainly evaluating come next summer. Also, towards the end of the high school season, we will add unsigned seniors to our reports. The PH Texas Report will provide a detailed, bullet-pointed scouting report on multiple kids across the state. Be on the lookout for each one because there is a chance you might miss a kid that could fill a need. This article focuses on two high major point guards who are currently are nationally ranked in L.J. Cryer and Jamal Shead.

 

Cryer

 

L.J. Cryer / 6’0″ / PG /  Morton Ranch (Katy, TX) /  Level: High Major

Strengths: 

  • Is an Allen Iverson type of prospect in how he is an undersized scoring guard.
  • Excels at creating shots for himself; breaks down defenders and gets buckets
  • A shifty ball handler; he uses his handles to create multiple opportunities
  •  A speedy guard who gets where ever he wants on the basketball court
  • You can rely on him to make open shots

Weaknesses:

  • Can be a balanced point guard; Will be the floor general for a very talented Morton Ranch squad this season
  • Looks better playing off-ball even though he is too small to run the two guard spot
  • Shot selection can be questionable; tends to “jack”

 

Jamal Shead

Jamal Shead / 6’1″ / PG / Pflugerville Manor / Level: High Major

Strengths: 

  • One of the best on ball defenders in the country; truly has that lock up; he makes defense look fun
  • Makes it goal to shut down every opposing team’s best perimeter play
  •  A very quick and athletic guard; Gets defenders on his hip with ease
  •  Will get into the paint to create for teammates; can see the floor off of his penetration; true balanced floor general
  •  Very comfortable getting to his spots in the mid-range; loves hitting 15 foot pull-ups off the pick and roll

Weaknesses:

  • Needs to continue to work on his jumpshot from behind the arc; can heat up when feeling good but needs to become a consistent threat from the outside

 

To receive contact info on these prospects:

Brandon Jenkins

214-962-7678

@brandon_jenkin5