Posted On: 10/14/18 7:06 PM

PREVIEWING KC: Top 2020 Guards

With basketball practice a few weeks away, Prep Hoops takes a look at several players to watch this upcoming season, starting with some of the Kansas City area’s top breakout guards in the class of 2020.

Kolby Franklin, 6’1, G, 2020, Lee’s Summit North, NDaGym

Franklin impressed recently with his toughness and physical play at the Prep Hoops 250 Expo. He is a tough, hard-nosed defender who is active in the paint, has good hands and can grab rebounds when it’s not expected. He plays with a big motor and works hard at both ends of the floor.

Matthew Harrison, 6’2, G, 2020, Raymore-Peculiar

One of the Kansas City area’s up-and-coming junior guards, Harrison split a lot of time between the JV and varsity last season, but is poised for a breakout junior year. He has good size and athleticism for a guard, and brings a well-rounded offensive game to the court. He can handle it, create off the dribble and can make shots. 

Khayden Hooks, 6’1, PG, 2020, Blue Springs South, (KC Run GMC)

Hooks is a solid young point guard with good quickness and very good length, which he used well on the defensive end. He can handle the ball and lead a team at the point, but can also step out and make outside shots. He is a solid defender who competes. Look for Hooks to take on a bigger role at South this season. 

AB Lennox, 6’1, G 2020, Truman (NDaGym)
Lennox is coming off a strong summer competing for KC based NDaGym and showed he is a strong ball handler who can create off the dribble. He can knock down outside shots, finished well at the basket and can find open teammates. He is poised for a big season at Truman.

Jaden Moore, 6’3, G, 2020, Lee’s Summit

Also a standout on the football field, Moore is one of the KC area’s premier returning junior guards. He has terrific size and athleticism, can get to the basket off the dribble, and can stick outside jumpers. He brings toughness to the hardwood from the football field and is a versatile defender who works hard at that end of the floor.