Posted On: 01/19/20 6:00 AM

Simeon 2022 guard Jaylen Drane is one of the best sophomores in the state.  He is an athletic combo that is dynamic with the rock in his hands.  Can score from multiple levels with his ability to get through traffic.  Excellent ball handler that has it on a string.  Continuing to evolve as a perimeter shooter as was shown recently at the Highland Shootout where he went 2-2 from beyond the arc.  We caught up with Drane to check in on how his season is going half way through.

“It is going good and coming along piece by piece.  It will get there.  I think I am playing better because I have a lot more confidence.  I am the point guard so I have to get everyone going.  I think I am playing with more confidence and at a higher level.”

As the point guard is it difficult to find a mix between getting everyone else involved while still scoring?

“It is balanced because I can still be aggressive, but I have to get the sets going and get everyone where they need to be.  In the right spots to score.  I can balance it out pretty good.”

He talked

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