Posted On: 01/20/22 4:11 PM

This weeks edition of standout guards features some of the elite scorers in the state in addition to some pure-point guards that can run the offense and distribute at a high level. Here are some guards who can definitely be impact players at the next level. 

Efrem ‘Butta’ Johnson Efrem ‘Butta’ Johnson 6'4" | SG Grissom | 2022 State #NA Nation AL 6’4 SG Grissom 2022 

Despite his 27 point effort resulting in a loss to Sparkman, Johnson continues to prove he’s the best pure scorer in the state and is the most college-ready player available in the 2022 class. As a complete 3 level scorer, Johnson has few flaws offensively and can generate offense at an elite level in iso situations. He can shoot from deep off the dribble with pull-ups, hang dribbles, and stepbacks. He also can get off-ball, use screens, and find open space while being a knockdown shooter off the catch. He’s developed a range on his floater that extends to the free-throw line making him virtually unstoppable in the midrange. In addition to that, his fadeaway is another move in his toolbox that’s simply unguardable. As a finisher, he’s tenacious and embraces contact at the rim. He also has the agility and shiftiness to avoid

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