Posted On: 12/29/21 6:00 AM

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The guard climate at the 5A level is in great hands, with a variety of guards bringing a myriad of skillsets. These dudes displayed unusual patience and craft in their games that only a handful of guards at the sophomore, let alone freshman levels have.

Jayden Kelsey - Overland

Standing tall already at 6’5, Kelsey is a knock down shooter off the catch, yet has some off-the-dribble flare that is hard to find at his height. Throughout nine games, Kelsey is shooting a staggering 54% from distance (4.3 att.), with his size and quick form there is little anybody can do to stop him. He has impressed as an off-the-dribble creator as well, proving to get by defenders with simple yet effective 1-2 dribble moves, often leading to quality looks for teammates. Given Kelsey’s size, he needs to continue to get stronger to improve his finishing around the rim, as he is still much more comfortable finishing with the left hand. Kelsey is currently boasting 9.3 points, 3.3 rebounds, and 2.3 assists as a starter.

Lorenzo Contreras - Smoky Hill

Contreras is one of the craftier scorers in his class, demonstrating a myriad of ways to get tough shots over

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