PREVIEW: Underrated 2019 guards

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Kansas

Posted On: 10/17/18 10:39 AM

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 senior class.

Below are several of the most underrated guards in Kansas’ 2019 class.

 

Dillon Byrne, 6’1, G, 2019, Silver Lake, SSA Elite White

Byrne is a strong point guard who can knock down 3-pointers and finish at the the rim. He brings court awareness, the ability to make on-time passes and a team-first attitude.

Zac Cox, 5’11, PG, 2019, Manhattan

An athletic point guard, Cox plays bigger than his listed height as he is capable of getting on the boards and taking the ball to the basket in traffic. He shows good perimeter shooting ability and brings toughness to the floor as well.

David Grammer, 6’1, G, 2019, Salina Central, WCS Team Driven (pictured)

Grammer is a terrific 3-point shooter who can light up a scoreboard when he gets hot. Like his borther Mark, David Grammer defends, moves well without the ball and is a willing passer who doesn’t try to do too much and plays within himself.

Mark Grammer, 6’2, G, 2019, Salina Central

A well-rounded player, Mark Grammer brings the ability and willingness to do the little things. He is a consummate glue guy-type, willing to play tough defense, rebound and do whatever it takes to help his team win. He is a standout perimeter shooter who can get hot from distance. 

Carson Pracht, 6’0, G, 2019, Bishop Carroll

Pracht shined a year ago at the Kansas 5A state championships in Topeka. He is a smart, heady point guard, who brings toughness and terrific leadership skills to the court. A well-rounded guard who can do a little bit of everything, Pracht is a terrific outside shooter who moves well off the ball and is seemingly in constant motion.