PREVIEW: Top 2020 guards (Part II)

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Posted On: 10/11/18 12:00 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.

Micah Jacques, 6’2, G, Wichita SE, Pray N Play

Jaques is coming off a big offseason with Kansas Pray N Play and is looking to follow that up with another strong season for Southeast. He put together solid freshman and sophomore seasons at the varsity level and brings good size, toughness and the ability to handle the ball on the perimeter and knock down shots. Jacques is a tough match-up for many opponents as he combines good size and strength with a well-rounded skill set.

KT Raimey, 6’3, G, Olathe East, KC Run GMC

One of the state’s premier guards, Raimey has an explosive first step and the ability to get all the way to the basket and finish in traffic. He can play either guard spot as he is capable of handling the ball and leading a team at the point, or can consistently knock down perimeter shots. He has a long, rangy frame and elite agility, blessed with quick feet and balance. 

Jaylin Richardson, 6’1, G, Turner, KC Team Rush

Richardson is a unique player who brings tremendous physical strength to the floor, along with the skill set and dexterity of a guard. He handles pressure well, can create off the dribble and is able to get all the way to the basket with ease. Richardson can run the floor like a guard and finish around the basket like a power forward. He’s incredibly athletic with a powerful frame. 

Ky Thomas, 6’0, G, 2020, Topeka

One of the state’s premier football prospects, Thomas is a tough left hander who is quick with the ball, is capable of going end-to-end and is capable of creating plays off the bounce. Thomas combines NBA range from 3-point land with the ability to attack the basket.

Jordan Vincent, 6’2, G, Goddard-Eisenhower, KC Run GMC

Vincent is coming off a strong offseason competing for KC Run GMC and has emerged as a well-rounded and skilled guard who combines good size and length with the ability to score the ball at all three levels. A varsity player as both a freshman and sophomore, Vincent mostly played his role on those teams but will be counted on for a big season as a junior.