Here is a look at the potential D1 targets in the class of 2017 at the point guard position. High-Major Targets Nojel Eastern (Evanston) Eastern is a big point guard at 6’4” with a great feel for the game and…
Here is a look at the potential D1 targets in the class of 2017 at the point guard position.
Nojel Eastern (Evanston)
Eastern is a big point guard at 6’4” with a great feel for the game and smooth all around skill set. Has the ability to get others involved as well as score. Look for a big junior year after a summer where he was out with an injury.
Alonzo Verge (Proviso West)
The electric lead guard is flashy with the ball in his hands and can completely take over a game with his scoring and passing skills. Showed improvement of assist/turnover ratio during July. One of the most exciting players in the state.
Evan Gilyard (Simeon)
Gilyard shined all summer with both Meanstreets and at Nike Elite 100. The Simeon standout took his game to new heights in July showing tremendous leadership and floor general skills leading his team to huge wins. Can run a team in the half court and also score when needed. Pesky defender.
Jalen Clanton (Riverside Brookfield)
Athletic and strong 6’0” guard that that elevated his play in July. Gets in the lane with ease using his quickness to blow by defenders where he is good at finding teammates. Shows potential defensively.
Willie Herenton (Stevenson)
Herenton is a long and rangy lead guard that excels on the defensive end with his ability to pressure the ball and get steals. Offensively he is a good spot up shooter and is making strides as a floor general.
Josiah Wallace (Marshall)
Wallace is a smooth pass first point guard with a great feel for the game. His vision is a plus asset. The downstate standout can also shoot it from the perimeter and handles well in traffic.
PJ Pipes (Lemont)
Pipes is a powerful and compact scoring combo guard. The junior flat out gets buckets with his ability to get in the lane and score with acrobatics.
Octavius Parker (Niles West)
Parker is a rangy junior that is more of a scorer. He has deep range on his three point shot. Moves the ball well around the perimeter.
Jason Towers (St. Joseph’s)
Athletic and big lead guard that has great acceleration with the ball in his hands. Gets to the cup with ease.
On the Radar
CJ Coldon (Belleville Althoff)
Underrated with so many stars on high school team Coldon is the one that makes everything go. Good setup man that runs team in half court, pushes in transition, and can score when asked.
Mark Smith (Edwardsville)
Physical guard that works well in pick and roll, can post man up, and shoots well from mid-range. Hidden on travel team circuit, but shows upside with high school team.
Keondre Schumacher (Normal U-High)
Schumacher is a plus shooter from the perimeter that drills them in the catch and shoot. Overall solid feel as a lead guard. Should have big junior campaign.
Ramar Evans (Loyola)
Thick bodied point guard that broke out on circuit with Chicago Lockdown. Evans plays with a high IQ and makes smart decisions with the ball. Good shooter from mid-range.
Tai Bibbs (West Chicago)
Bibbs had a breakout July with Mercury Elite. The rangy point guard picked up several D1 offers with his play.