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Posted On: 11/1/18 12:19 PM
Every year I compile a list of some of the top under the radar senior point guards in the state, and this year it was as easy as pie with all the talent in the state. Here’s a list of seven guys that small schools should take a close look at if they’re still looking for a point guard next season.
Brandon Majette | 5’11” | Manchester
Majette has improved immensely over the past few seasons and is a guard small schools should be all over. He’s lightning quick with the ball in his hands, he has a great middle game off the bounce and he’s able to get in the paint and make plays for others at will. He’s a capable on ball defender as well.
Cayden Sutphin | 5’11” | Floyd County
Sutphin is an under the radar guy who isn’t from a big town but he plays the game the right way. He’s been coached well throughout his career so he knows how to run a team, and while he isn’t the biggest or most athletic guy he’s a smooth, dual-threat point guard who doesn’t back down from anything. He’s shifty off the bounce and has a tight handle and he can make shots off the bounce from deep and the midrange.
Titus Lawrence | 5’9” | Peninsula Catholic
He isn’t the biggest guy by any means, but Lawrence has the toughness, grit and skill set to be a good college point guard at a smaller school. He’s an all out, all the time kind of guy who gets after it on both ends and makes winning plays. He can score from all three levels and has good quickness, but his leadership and willingness to lay it all on the line is what separates him from other guards with the same skill set.
Kai Lockhart | 5’10” | Oscar Smith
Lockhart was a walking bucket at Hickory last season, and now that he’s transferred to Oscar Smith he’ll be yet another weapon for a stacked Smith backcourt. He’ll have to play a different role this year, but his ability to make shots and make plays for others means he’ll fit in perfectly with a talented group. At 5’10” he isn’t the biggest but he has effortless range from beyond the arc, he has good court vision and he can play both guard positions.
Yomarius Eley | 6’2”| York
Eley isn’t a flashy guy by any means, but he’s a very skilled and smart lead guard who plays the game the right way. He’s a stocky guy who can use his size in the paint to finish through traffic, he has great fundamentals with his handle and footwork and he consistently makes the right play with the ball in his hands. He does a little bit of everything for York when he’s on the floor as well.
Quishawn Brevard | 5’10” | Woodside
Another smaller guard that can flat out go, Brevard was a pleasant surprise for Woodside as a junior and will be one of their top scorers on a very good team this year as a senior. The 5’10” lead guard is lightning quick off the bounce, finishes like he’s 6’4” in traffic and has a great middle game. He’ll split time on and off the ball this year with a stacked backcourt but he’s going to get his with his high motor and athletic ability.
Shareef Bynum | 6’1” | Woodrow Wilson
“Dula,” as he’s known by his teammates and coaches, is a scoring combo guard that can really get it done with the ball in his hands. He has a good handle and good vision so he’s able to get in the paint and make plays for others, but on his high school team he has to score and he does it well. He can finish with both hands, create space off the bounce for his shot and if you move him off the ball he works well there too.