Class of 2018 Point Guard Breakdown
The point guard crop in 2018 is looking very strong early on in the process. Two lead guards are the headliners in Ayo Dosunmu (Morgan Park) and Marquan Williams (Perspectives). Dosunmu is an athletic guard that is dynamic with the…
The point guard crop in 2018 is looking very strong early on in the process. Two lead guards are the headliners in Ayo Dosunmu (Morgan Park) and Marquan Williams (Perspectives). Dosunmu is an athletic guard that is dynamic with the ball in his hands. He has tremendous speed getting to the basket and can knock down the three ball. Also pressure on ball defender. Williams is a Luwane Pipkins type point guard that is a 5’9” scorer who is straight money in the pull-up game. He can also get to the hoop with strength and is a sound distributor.
Chase Adams (Marian Catholic) is a name many know and has a tremendous feel for the position getting others involved and being a leader. Kaleb Thornton (Nazareth Academy) made the switch over to a talented Meanstreets team in July and fit right in with his speed and passing ability. Thornton filled in for Xavier Castaneda (Whitney Young) who was sidelined with an injury, but is a talented lead guard. Thomas Hughes (United Township) proved he can both run a team and score at the same time. Another central Illinois point guard to watch is Kendle Moore (Danville) with his slick handles and tremendous speed. Kenny Strawbridge (Rockford Lutheran) is a plus shooter from the perimeter that put up numbers for the Illinois Wolves over the summer.
Cortez Bailey (Morgan Park) and Bailey Dee (Champaign Central) are a pair of smaller guards that can get buckets! Brandon Hurt (Marian Catholic) was sidelined with injuries for part of the circuit, but is one to watch this season. Zach Ludwig (St. Charles North) will take over where his brother left off at the lead spot for his high school team after a quality showing on the circuit with Tri City Thunder.