With our updated rankings coming out late last week, there were some big movers. But we also saw some familiar names at the top of the list. Here, we look at the top 6 point guards in the class of 2018.
Andrew Taylor, Corbin – Much has been said and written about Andrew Taylor over the length of his career with the Redhounds. Recently committed to Furman, Andrew is a scoring machine who will be an impact player in the Southern Conference for all 4 years of Taylor’s career there. At his best with the ball in his hands, Andrew is one of the better scorers that the state of Kentucky has seen in the last decade.
Anthony Wales, Fern Creek – Taylor has been AAU teammates with Wales off and on since they were middle schools and the Spiece Gators were still around. Where Taylor is a scoring machine, Wale is at his best running the offense and taking care of the basketball. Anthony committed to Samford over a year ago and will be going up against Taylor for 4 years of college while playing for Kentucky legend Scott Padgett. Wales missed most of his 17u AAU season with a broken foot but should be good to go for the high school season at Fern Creek.
Cooper Robb, Scott County – Robb has been an known commodity in the 11th region for a few seasons now but he didn’t garner D1 attention until this July. After a couple of big weekends, he was offered and accepted a scholarship to UNC-Charlotte. Robb’s meteoric rise could continue this season if he can help lead the Cardinals to Rupp Arena and make a run at a state title in March.
Cobe Penny, Anderson County – Another big time scorer, Penny projects as a D2/NAIA or possible low D1 college player. Coming off a junior season where he averaged 23 points and nearly 7 rebounds per game for the Bearcats, Penny continued his strong play with Lexington Future AAU this summer. Cobe could really benefit from a huge senior season and could see an uptick in his recruiting similar to Jake Ohmer last season if he can get his team to Rupp Arena.
Eric Boone, Bryan Station – An athletic point guard who is likely underrated due to the struggles of his high school teams over his career, Boone holds an offer from Kentucky State. Using his length and athleticism, Boone is an excellent defender whose best basketball is ahead of him. If Bryan Station can make strides this season, Boone can see an increase in his recruiting. Boone is the type of player who could benefit from a stay at junior college or a prep year to help tighten his handle and become a better jump shooter.
Brennan Hall, Newport Central Catholic – It seems like Brennan Hall has been in high school for a decade. Brennan has been a big part of the success at Newport Central Catholic for the last 3 seasons. Averaging right at 15 points per game last season, Hall had a good summer playing AAU with the Lexington Future. He picked up an offer from NAIA school Our Lady of the Lakes out of Texas and could see more offers this year if he continues to show that he can move laterally well enough to guard his position in college.