The WPIAL currently has some good guard talent in it. There are a handful of scholarship level players who we recently featured. Today let’s look at a few more who are set for big seasons.
| 5’11” | G | Greensburg Central Catholic 2024
A multi sport athlete who plays for the Centurions football team. Turner emerged as a force on the basketball court for their rapidly rising program. Turner earned all county honors as a sophomore and averaged 12.4PPG. He’s a strong, physical guard who isn’t afraid to attack the bucket and mix it up with bigger defenders to finish through contact–A testament to his football toughness. Turner also plays baseball on top of it. Colleges should be looking at him in all sports as he’s an accomplished all around athlete—Gridiron is probably his top spot, but he is turning into a good basketball prospect as well. D3 programs should be following his hoops trajectory.
Epps is a crafty left handed guard is unafraid of attacking the basket off the dribble. He runs the floor at pace and is a solid facilitator that regional colleges should have their eyes on. Handles the ball well and distributes at a high level. All area honors and over 20PPG as a junior and will be the bus driver as a senior.
Crosby is another multi-sport athlete. He was primarily known for his scoring as a freshman and that continued as a sophomore with an expanded skill set, fearlessness to attack the basket by breaking down defenders off the dribble and increased explosiveness. He showed a more refined game as a sophomore. He earned all area honors and will be one of the top players in Westmoreland County the next two years. He could grow into a scholarship level player.
A versatile guard who can attack the basket off the bounce and also loves to step back and take shoots from deep. He received numerous accolades in the post season awards and will be one of the players to watch in the South Hills this winter.
| 6’4”| G | Latrobe
The latest in a line of big guards to come out of a solid Latrobe program, Butler was an all area selection as a junior and was over 20PPG. He’s at his best on the open floor with the ball in his hands, making moves in transition on fast breaks, but can score at multiple levels. Active and physical defender.