Posted On: 10/24/20 12:46 PM

The most important position in basketball is the point guard, they are the person that steady’s their team, gets their team into offensive sets and is hopefully the coach on the floor as the awfully overuse cliche goes. Point guards must be in control at all times and demonstrate the capabilities to distribute the ball to his teammates, break down defenses and at times score the ball themselves. The modern day point guard seems to be more of a scorer first with passing skills. The shooting guard of today is still the guy who can flat out get buckets, the big change is that the two guards are asked to focus on defending much more. Having high level guard play at either spot will increase teams chances to win. Each guard on this list exhibits the best traits of both traditional and modern point guards with enough skill to score on their own and hit the open man with ease.

5. Maurice Barnes- South High School: Barnes has been one of, if not the best, guards off the bench for the past few seasons and this year is his time to run the show.

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