Posted On: 06/20/19 11:07 AM
We are now towards the end of June and the summer hoop circuit is heating up with a string of upcoming games and showcases being played around the Metro Atlanta area. Also, with much anticipation for the next basketball season, many are wondering what the class of 2021 has in stored and who are the main players to watch for this upcoming season. Georgia’s 2021 class of shooting guards are considered to have a mixed bag of all natural talent. Here are some junior shooting guards, to watch out for this summer and upcoming season.
Chance Moore – 6’5 160 lbs – Holy Innocents Episcopal School (Atlanta, GA)
The 6’5 lengthy guard is a player who knows how to use his size to his advantage. The Holy Innocents guard in Chance Moore will definitely be a name to look out for this year. Being names to the Class A First team All-state, Moore is a dominating two-guard who can shoot over defenders, or drive to the bucket and finish with an authoritative score. He also has the ability to take defenders off the dribble or be a spot-up shooter along the perimeter. Once Moore gets into the zone, he is hard to cool down and it could be a long day for any opponent.
Matthew Cleveland – 6’6 183 lbs – Pace Academy (Alpharetta, GA)
When a person thinks about some of the top versatile shooting guards, who are crafty and can score in many different ways. Then Pace Academy’s combo guard Matthew Cleveland is definitely a player whose name has been buzzing for his well-polished game. Cleveland’s game takes comparison to bigger two-guards like C.J. McCollum, who can be crafty around the rim or post up and use the mid-range during one-on-one opportunities. He also can run the floor and has ability attack the paint in transition if he sees an open lane. Cleveland has a very high ceiling and can be a name to remember in the hoop circuit as he is also a member of the Hype 2021 AAU team.
Rafael Pinzon – 6’5 175 lbs – Lincoln Academy (Suwanee, GA)
Rafael Pinzon is one player in the 2021 class who stock has been rising since his sophomore season at Lincoln Academy. Pinzon’s game is considered to still be emerging, but the two guard is known to shoot the lights out from deep. He also has the ability to get his teammates involved as he the absolute package when it comes to his production in scoring and floor generating capabilities. Pinzon is currently ranked at No. 5 for the state of Georgia and is on the radar for few Power 5 schools. He was offered by Xavier back in May of 2018 and is currently on Louisville’s recruiting board.
Jaden Harris – 6’3 180 lbs – Norcross (Norcross, GA)
If you are looking for a guard who can get the job done on the offensive end, then look no further than rising junior Jaden Harris of Norcross. Harris’ talent is highly slept on as the 6’3 two guard has exceptional ball handling skills and a spot-up jumper that just can’t go over looked. When in the groove, Harris loves to find his spots on the floor and pick a part a defense with his shot-making and passing abilities. Harris is definitely a player to watch out for as he already has Georgia State, Georgia Tech and Ole Miss offers on the table.