Posted On: 09/10/20 1:00 PM

It’s never too early for too-early-season. With (some) fall sports and school underway, it’s only a matter of time before the winter sports season is upon us. 

With that in mind, here’s a look at some of the top guards from the small schools in Section 1

Ethan SlaathaugEthanSlaathaug6'3" | SGHayfield | 2021StateMN, Hayfield

Slaathaug took his game to impressive heights as a junior, averaging 23 points per game for a Hayfield team that reached the section championship game. He’s a volume 3-point shooter and incredibly efficient when attacking the rim. And he’s got the length to bother a lot of people as a perimeter defender. If he can make marginal improvements to his 3-point shooting and free throw shooting, he’s a potential 30-point-per-game guy. 

Eli KingEliKing6'3" | PGCaledonia | 2022State#157NationMN, Caledonia

King’s a known commodity at this point. He’s an athletic freak and a highlight waiting to happen. It’s a lot more than the dunks. There’s a lot of substance to King’s game, as he’s an elite-level perimeter defender, a heady playmaker and a high-energy guy. He’s got that Caledonia grinder mentality to go with the next-level athleticism and skill. 

Austin KlugAustinKlug6'4" | SGCaledonia | 2021StateMN, Caledonia

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