Posted On: 10/12/18 9:36 PM
As part of its 2018-19 preview series, Prep Hoops Kansas takes a look at some of the state’s top players in a variety of positions in the rising junior class.
Below are some guards in the 2020 class who are on the cusp of breakouts seasons.
Willie Dotson, 5’10, PG, 2020, Lawrence (Primetime Ballerz)
Like most of the Primetime Ballerz, Dotson plays with passion and brings energy and competitiveness to the floor every game. He is a solid ball handler and leader and showed throughout the weekend he can run the point or put points on the board with a consistent outside shooting stroke or taking the ball to the basket.
Daniel Jackson, 6’1, G, 2020, Bishop Miege
One of the state’s premier football prospects, Jackson played behind a talented crew of senior guards at Bishop Miege last season that included Ezekiel Lopes, Jeremiah Garrett and others. He played in 19 games last season in a back-up role. Jackson is a good ball handler, shows good poise and lets things come to him on the court. He brings toughness and the ability to defend at a high level.
Jacob Karsak, 6’2, G, 2020, Derby (KS MTXE 16U)
Also a football standout himself who has helped the Derby Panthers open the season 6-0, 2020 guard Jacob Karsak has good size for a guard at 6’2, 195-pounds, and is a hard worker who can knock down 3-pointers, helping spread the floor for his team. He saw limited playing time a year ago for a Derby squad that went 16-8 overall.
Sylvester Union, 5’7, PG, 2020, Olathe North (KC Run GMC 16U Red)
Poised for a breakout season, Olathe North point guard Sylvester Union is a tough, hard nosed player who is capable of leading a team at the point and puts pressure on opposing ball carriers. He plays with a low center of gravity and has the ability to get wherever he wants on the basketball court. He put together a strong offseason competing for KC Run GMC, showcasing a competitive nature.