Posted On: 10/5/18 2:33 PM
As part of its 2018-19 preview series, Prep Hoops Kansas takes a look at some of the state’s top point guards in the rising senior class.
Nolan Ford, 6’1, G, 2019, Basehor-Linwood (Kan.) @NolanFord32
Also a football standout who is drawing interest from college programs, Ford is a tough competitor at both ends of the floor who doesn’t back down from a challenge, He brings a physical style of play to the floor, is strong with the ball, and is a gritty defender. Ford can knock down outside shots and brings good leadership qualities to the floor as well.
Johnny Murdock, 5’10, G, 2019, Wichita Southeast (Kan.), River City Hoops
Few players have raised their stock over the offseason like Murdock who took his point guard play to new heights with the River City Hoops. Also a standout perimeter shooter, Murdock showed the ability to handle the ball under pressure and lead a team at the point. He can create offense off the bounce and is a willing and able passer.
Trey Quartlebaum, 6’2, G, 2019, Lawrence @LilQ1523
Quartlebaum took his game to new heights this offseason and is primed for a big season at Lawrence. He is an athletic point guard who can get to the basket, shoot the 3 and shoot the mid-range jumper. He is a good leader at the point, is a willing passer and brings solid point guard qualities to the floor. Quartlebaum announced his commitment to St. Francis Brooklyn on Aug. 19.
Keyon Thomas, 5’10, PG, 2019, Bonner Springs, KC Spurs @Steez_man
Thomas enters the upcoming season at Bonner Springs as a Player of the Year candidate. He is a point guard with elite speed and quickness and the ability to go from end-to-end in a blink of an eye. He uses his quickness both in transition and in the half court where he is a crafty finisher around the basket. Thomas has also improved his perimeter shooting and has shown the ability to consistently stick 3-pointers this summer, taking his game to new heights. Thomas received an offer from Drury University in August.
Jordan White, 6’1, G, 2019, Washburn Rural (KC Run GMC) @jordanwhite2019
A four-year varsity regular, White enters his senior season with plenty of experience under his belt, both at the high school and grassroots levels. He is a strong, tough point guard who is capable of scoring the ball, but also brings a pass-first, pass-second mentality to the floor. He is a good defender, strong rebounder and looks to attack the basket, draw-and-kick to open shooters.
Harper Williams, 6’1, G, 2019, Salina Central (WCS)
Williams is known for his ability to shoot from the outside and score the ball as he is a standout 3-point shooter with deep range and a creative finisher around the basket. However, Williams also brings the ability to lead a team at the point. He is capable of getting his team in its offense, handling the ball under pressure and brings a lot of confidence to the court as well.