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Posted On: 07/17/21 7:47 AM

Not every guy gets to attempt 20 shots a game. Not everyone runs the point. But there are a whole lot of jobs that must be done for a team to succeed. Team-first guys do the dirty work that it takes to win. And often they miss out on the spotlight.

Here are a few big school guards who do some of that dirty work (in alphabetical order):

Elijah Brooks Elijah Brooks 6'2" | CG Topeka West | 2022 State KS , 6-foot-2 guard, 2022, Topeka West:

Brooks gets a lot of recognition for his ability to attack the goal and score. But he is one of the best rebounding guards in the state. He has incredible spring, and he chases down 50/50 balls with his quickness. Last year, despite dealing with injuries, he committed 1.5 steals and 1.0 blocks per game.

Owen Clyne, 6-foot-2 guard, 2022, Maize South:

The epitome of a dirty-work guard, Clyne scores just 5.4 points a game for the Mavericks. But playing with several talented scorers, Clyne focused on rebounding and led the team with 7.3 boards a game from his guard position.

Kyle Grill Kyle Grill 6'6" | CG Maize | 2022 State KS , 6-foot-5 guard, 2022, Maize:
Grill does a ton of things, including shoot the lights out from deep.

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