With the 2021-22 Texas UIL season fast approaching, Prep Hoops Network previews several players in Region 1 of the 6A conference for this next season. This article focuses on point guards in the senior class. 6A seniors’ player previews: Region…
With the 2021-22 Texas UIL season fast approaching, Prep Hoops Network previews several players in Region 1 of the 6A conference for this next season. This article focuses on point guards in the senior class.
– 6’1″ – PG – Southlake Carroll – Texas Playmakerz
Estis is a strong shooter beyond the arc and a fearless finisher at the rim. His pure shooting form allows him to hit shots off catch-and-shoot and off the dribble from anywhere on the court. He attacks the rim with a calm demeanor and is unbothered by smothering defense, finishing layups through opposing players or finding the open man through traffic. He has a patient handle of the ball, always keeping his head up and understanding where his teammates are at all times, and is more than willing to move the ball when the opportunity arises. Estis is also an intelligent defender, with quick hands that can read a play before it happens and seal off the passing lanes, usually coming away with a steal and a fast break opportunity.
– 6’2″ – PG – Keller – Texas Impact 4:13
Bahr is a clever shot creator with a silky smooth and deliberate ball-handling ability. He has a quick release and can hit his shots from all locations across the court and has a strong finishing ability through traffic. His threat to score allows him to create for his teammates as he drives and collapses the defense on fast breaks or in the half-court. He’s also a relentless and energetic defender that fights to stay in front of his man and create turnovers. Bahr looked to diversify his shooting ability even more this offseason, specifically focusing on extending his range coming off screens, and he is confident he now has “elite range and can shoot the ball coming both ways off a screen.” He also worked on his athleticism coming into his senior season and is ready to use his “athleticism and frame more to [his] advantage this year.”
– 6’1″ – PG – Little Elm – PB Nation
Diallo has a natural feel for the game and plays at a high speed on both ends of the court. He’s a tireless defender that seems to be all over the court at once, flying in for chase-down blocks, interrupting passing lanes, and disrupting ball handlers. He has a knack for finding loose balls and winning 50/50 plays. On offense, Diallo has solid range from beyond the arc, moves the ball well around the perimeter, and is able to take his defender off the dribble, utilizing his dangerous floater in the paint. This offseason he continued to build his strength in the weight room and focused on his perimeter game, “[putting] more time into improving [his] jump shot by making 500 shots daily on a shooting machine.” Diallo is also embracing his leadership role in his senior season, looking to “improve [his] communication skills on the court and be more vocal with [his] teammates.”
– 5’10″ – PG – Arlington Seguin – TAZ Elite
Booker is a highly skilled and intelligent point guard with immense playmaking ability. He has a slight frame but can finish through contact, while also having the ability to twist his body and use various angles to will the ball into the basket. He maintains the pace of the offense and finds his teammates with patient and perfectly timed passes off the bounce or out of the triple threat. He has a deceptive pump fake and can hit the midrange or 3-point jumper with ease. He holds his own on the defensive end, as well, staying in front of his man with good footwork, and has quick hands that enable him to pickpockets and disrupt offenses. After fighting through a partially torn patella tendon last season, Booker took the offseason to heal and be ready to go for his senior year. He spent a lot of the summer in the weight room adding muscle and he’s confident he’ll show even more improvement in his defense and his 3-level scoring ability.
– 6’1″ – PG – Coppell – 3D Empire
Brown is a strong and smooth player with an array of offensive moves and a solid defensive foundation. He is highly skilled and deliberate with every action on the offensive end, utilizing his step-back jumper, his spin pullup, and his array of finishing packages around the rim to get to his spots and score with ease against any defender. His methodical approach on offense and creative ball-handling ability allows him to see the full court in slow motion and finds his teammates on the move, putting them in easy positions to score. His strong frame, quick lateral movement, and high IQ give him the upper hand on defense, especially against opposing point guards.