PREVIEW: Top 2020 guards (Part I)

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Posted On: 10/10/18 8:54 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 of the state’s top guard prospects in the 2020 class.

Spencer Bain, 6’1, G, 2020, Blue Valley West (MoKan Elite)

Bain is coming off a strong summer competing for MoKan Elite and appears poised for a breakout season this year at Blue Valley West. Known for his outside shooting and shot making abilities, Bain has developed into an all-around player with the ability to handle some point guard duties and play off the ball as well. 

Ty Berry, 6’2, G, 2020, Newton (KC Run GMC 16U)

One of the state’s premier prospects, Berry holds multiple Division I offers and continues to see his star rise after a strong season competing with KC Run GMC on the Under Armour circuit. He can do a little bit of everything well and plays much bigger than his listed 6’2 height would suggest, but his calling card is his offensive skill set. Berry can shoot it, handle it, creates well for himself or others and can score in a variety of ways.

Xavier Bell, 6’4, G, Andover Central (MoKan Elite)

Bell recently added Division I offers from Denver and SEMO after a strong offseason competing with MoKan Elite 16U. A strong, physical left handed guard, Bell is able to handle the point, carve out a path to the bucket off the bounce and brings poise and leadership to the court. Bell has also taken his outside shooting to new heights, displaying a smooth left-handed 3-point stroke which makes him an even tougher cover on the perimeter.

Gavyn Elkamil, 6’3, G, Pittsburg (Team Carroll)

Elkamil has seen his stock rise throughout the offseason, adding new offers from UMKC, SEMO and Southern Mississippi. He blends terrific size and skill level as well as the ability to handle either guard position and he can shoot off the bounce, off the catch and handles it well enough to play some point as well. 

Wazele Evans, 5’10, G, Wyandotte (KC Team Rush)

Evans is an athletic guard who can run a team at the point guard position, or slide over and play some 2 thanks to his ability to put the ball in the basket. He can score in a variety of ways. Evans is coming off a solid season with KC Team Rush’s 16U squad where he showed the ability to do a little bit of everything at a high level.