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With our very first 2020 class rankings coming out last week, there is a whole new group of kids to get to know across the Commonwealth. The talent level in 2020 is high overall and will potentially have several Division 1 signees before the class graduates and move on to the next level. The point guard position features one guy already holding multiple high D1 offers and a handful of others who have the potential to see D1 scholarships before their high school careers end.
Justin Powell, Trinity – Powell holds offers from Xavier and Auburn and looks to be a potential top 100 player in the country in the 2020 class. Possessing great size for the position at 6’4″, Powell oozes potential. Justin is surprisingly athletic and battle tested after playing high level AAU with the Atlanta Celtics for the past several years.
James Taylor Jr., St. Xavier – Our second ranked player in the 2020 class, Taylor is another 7th region Sophomore PG. Taylor is more of a pure point guard than Powell but not as good of a shooter. As Taylor continues to grow and develop he will challenge Powell for the top spot. Taylor has heard from Eastern Kentucky, Eastern Michigan and a handful of others early in the recruiting process.Dayvion McKnight. Photo credit to Lexington Herald-Leader
Dayvion McKnight, Collins – A smooth lefty who saw extensive action for the Collins Titans as a freshman, McKnight is capable of scoring or distributing. McKnight averaged nearly 8 points and 5 rebounds last season and should see an increase in his statistics as he takes the reigns of the Collins offense. Wright State is involved with his recruiting early.
Tyren Moore, Male – A heady guard who will play a much bigger role with the Bulldogs this season. Moore is a big part of a loaded sophomore class for Male. Tyren had a successful summer playing AAU with the Louisville Magic.
Tre Minter, Butler – Part of an extremely talented sophomore class for coach K.C. Goodin’s Bears, Minter should play a major role for Butler this year. More of a slashing scorer than a distributor, it’s possible that Minter could average close to double figures for a team that figures to compete with Fern Creek to win the 6th region.
Other names to know: Dallas Rufus (Waggener), Nick Sorrell (Glasgow), Colton Fraley (Pulaski County), Kevin Centers (Cooper), KJ Rucker (Clark County), Jared Courtney (Franklin County)