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Posted On: 11/12/18 7:00 AM
This group of point guards have displayed great leadership and intangibles over the course of their high school careers. With the point guard position being the deepest position in the state, there is no such thing as an easy night. Having to be the coach on the floor is a difficult task but these guys make it look easy.
Here are some of the top point guards to keep an eye out for this season.
Antonio Salinas, Zillah High School, 5’11 PG: Antonio Salinas or better known as Tony, could be the hidden gem in the state of Washington. The central Washington star can put points up in a hurry. Averaging better than 22 point during the regular season and over 30 during playoffs and state. Even though Zillah high school fell short of the state championship a year ago, the Leopards have one goal this season. Win the state championship. Salinas has multiple D2 offers along with some D1 interest coming into his much anticipated senior season. He has big expectations for his final season after an ankle injury cut his summer short. He is ready to prove he is a top PG in the state.
Griffin Effenberger, Lewis and Clark High School, 6’4 PG: Griffin Effenberger really impressed a lot of people at the 4A state tournament. Leading the Lewis and Clark Tigers to a 3rd place finish, their best finish in recent memory. The combination of his long frame and ability to score makes him hard to stop one on one. Griffin has the ability to get hot, especially when you let him get his rhythm off the bounce. Effenberger has a great understanding of the game, knowing where his teammates are going to be and when to give them the ball. With a wide variety of college interest looming, the list of school going after the 6’4 PG will only grow as the year goes on.
Jaeden Ingram, Puyallup High School, 6’1 PG: Jaden is a score first guard who can score in a multitude of ways. He can knock down the deep ball, or take his man off the bounce and finish at the rim. He is best in the open court where he can get out and run and use his length. Last season Jaeden finished with honorable mention honors in the SPSL. With a productive summer playing for Clutch club team, where gained some interest from small schools in the area. He wants to take that momentum and carry that into year four at Puyallup high school.
Alex Schumacher, Skyview High School, 6’2 PG: Alex Schumacher led Skyview high school to its best season in school history. Leading them to the Tacoma dome for the first time in it’s history. During their run in state, Schumacher average 20 points per game and was named first team all tournament. The co-MVP of the 4A Greater St. Helens league has improved dramatically over the course of his high school career. His ball handling has really improved and that was on display at the Nike EYBL playing for the Rose City Rebels. Now Alex takes on the role as the team’s sole leader. Can he take Skyview back to the Tacoma dome for an encore performance?