Hoop Group hosted the 2021 Fall Jam fest this past weekend at the Spooky Nook Sports Complex in Pennsylvania. Teams from up and down the East Coast were in attendance. Here were some of the standout guards looking to find…
Hoop Group hosted the 2021 Fall Jam fest this past weekend at the Spooky Nook Sports Complex in Pennsylvania. Teams from up and down the East Coast were in attendance. Here were some of the standout guards looking to find extra recreation to prepare for this upcoming high school basketball season.
Shomari is a 5’9, 180 pound guard who is very gifted with the ball in his hands. He does a great job creating his own shot with his ball handling ability. He can push the pace on fast break opportunities, or get the offense in their set without turning the ball over. Defensively, he is strong and very quick, which allows him to compete at both guard positions. This kid also plays with a lot of passion. I can see him playing well on the D2 level.
Norman is a 5’8, 130 pound guard with a high IQ of the game. He has complete control of what he wants to do and when he wants to do it, primarily because of his ball handling and his ability to change pace quickly. When defenders play off of him to respect his speed, he can step out and hit perimeter shots as well. Defensively, he helps on the week side, and he can compete with bigger guards. If he continues to grow and get stronger, I can see him playing D1-D2.
Stephon is a 6’3, 165 pound combo guard who is very exciting to watch. He has outstanding ball handling skills, finishes well in the paint, and can hit outside shots. He also sees the floor well and understands the game. Defensively, he can guard the 1-3 positions because of his size and athletic ability. If you are looking for instant offense, he is your guy! Definitely a D1-D2 prospect.
Jonathan is a 5’7, 160 pound combo guard that is a must see! Floor leader and very quick with the ball in open space. He can get from one end of the court to the other in a matter of seconds. He reminds you of former Houston Rockets star Steve Francis in the way he plays. He can break you down with his ball handling and pull up for a shot, or get to the basket. Defensively he has the strength to compete at the 1-3 positions on his current level. If he continues to grow, I can see him paying on the D1 level.
Karron is a 6’0, 160 combo guard who can impact the game with his instincts and athletic ability. He is a solid player who loves to defend. Offensively, he is a good spot up 3-point shooter and doesn’t turn ball over. When he slashes to the basket, he finishes with great body control. If he continues improving his strength and ball handling, he could add real value in many D2 programs.