Posted On: 11/3/18 12:35 PM
There are a vast amount of talented guards in the country and in Florida, we see leaders all over the place.
Part 1: Here is a look at five sophomore guards who have been flying under the radar.
A very reliable athlete on both ends of the floor, Johnson is a long point man at 6’4″ and it helps the cause. He can mix it up on the wing because of his length, but he’s at his best as a ballhandler and driver. Johnson likes the mid-range area and is a very hard working defender.
McCollum is a player that impressed during the very first game of the 2017-18 season. The 5’8″ guard was knocking down 3’s from college range with ease in a back and forth game against visiting Ida Baker. Now at 5’10”, McCollum is growing into his body and he is going to continue to progress for the Green Wave.
A hard nosed guard built like a running back, Perry is a workhorse when it comes to driving to the hoop. The 6’0″ St. Pete guard is part of a new look unit and he will get his chance to earn ample playing time on a guard heavy team. Look for Perry to produce right out of the gates.
It is hard to say Burr will have a standout season on a very athletic Oak Ridge group heavy with seniors. However, the 6’0″ guard has an energy and commitment about him that will go a long way in a key rotational role. Burr likes to shoot from the corners from deep or the mid-range and his slashing ability are highly underrated.
A 6’1″ guard, Mims is overlooked because of his smaller frame. Regardless, the sophomore gets the job done with a smart shot selection, stretch passing and overall smarts. Sims makes the easy play instead of forcing the basketball. Melbourne is deep with athletes this season and I fully expect Sims to find his way into the starting lineup.