Posted On: 09/17/19 11:55 AM

Strong, reliable guard play is important in high school hoops. You're screwed without it. With it, though, you can protect leads, control tempo, apply pressure, score quickly, tire the opponent, etc. 

Looking ahead to the 2019-20 season, these backcourts are the type that cause headaches for opponents:

Note: Programs mentioned in our series of Top Duos, Trios, Quartets, and Super Teams aren't included here. 
Africentric

Dan Wagner (2022), 5-9 point guard: Wagner is an athletic, skilled high-IQ guard poised to takeover as the Nubians' lead guard. 

Eli Burke (2021), 5-10 point guard: Burke's speed and energy provides a spark. He scores at the rim and has blow-by ability.

Cali Davis (2020), 6-1 guard: We expect Davis to continue embracing a score-minded role as a senior, even if he translates as a point guard at the next level. Knock-down shooter from distance with his feet set. In transition, Davis displays footwork around the basket. Even considering the scoring responsibilities, he's unselfish and a talented playmaker in the open floor. May also defend the

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