Posted On: 04/2/21 10:52 PM

The opening day of Grit SZN saw a lot of talented guard play at the 16 U level, which is where I’m specializing this weekend. In this article we’re going to be breaking down the top guards from day 1.

Javier Ward, 5’8 PG 2023 Holy Cross (KY) Kentucky Defenders 2023: Ward is small in size, but came up big throughout the evening for Kentucky Defenders. Ward hit a couple shots from the parking lot, showing off his range. I was also impressed with how Ward found open teammates when the defense collapsed on him.

Nas McNeal, 6’2 PG 2023 Park Heritage (IN) Grand Park Premier: shot the ball with confidence in transition. Not afraid to step into a 3-pointer. Nice anticipation on defense that led to steals. Plays with a little spark in the pick and roll when looking for teammates. Was the most impressive guard I watched today.

Max Murphy, 6’2 SG 2023 Brebeuf Jesuit Prep (IN) Grant Park Premier: deadeye shooter. Used the pump fake to get a defender to fly past him. Nice relocation after a drive to find space to launch a 3. And-1 layup as well. Was pretty

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