The 2022 shooting guard group is filled with talent, but the available pool got a little smaller yesterday. Roselle Catholic’s Jamarques Lawrence Jamarques Lawrence 6'2" | SG Roselle Catholic | 2022 State NJ committed to Nebraska and has the potential…
The 2022 shooting guard group is filled with talent, but the available pool got a little smaller yesterday. Roselle Catholic’s Jamarques Lawrence Jamarques Lawrence 6'2" | SG Roselle Catholic | 2022 State NJ committed to Nebraska and has the potential to help right away with his shooting and ability to finish around the basket. The class still has talented shooting guards who can make an impact at the next level. Here are the top available shooting guards in the 2022 class.
Ziare Wells Ziare Wells 6'6" | SG Hillcrest Prep | 2022 #234 Nation AZ , 6’6 St. Benedict’s
Wells is an intriguing prospect to keep an eye on as he possesses a unique skillset. The 6’6 lefty is at his best attacking the basket as he finishes above the rim strong and does not mind drawing contact. Wells can score in the mid-range and is working on becoming more consistent with his jumper. He is a strong rebounder and has the length to defend multiple positions on the floor. Wells is an athletic, slashing guard prospect who should have a big 2021-22 season.
Ethan Pires Ethan Pires 6'5" | SG Pennington | 2022 State NJ , 6’5 Pennington
Pires is set for a huge senior campaign for Pennington as he will put his full game on display. The 6’5 lefty has a smooth release on his jumper as he wastes little motion in his form. Pires can also put the ball on the floor and is capable of shooting off the bounce. He is an underrated passer and moves well off the ball. Pires is a skilled shooting guard prospect who can stretch the floor at the next level.
David Mager David Mager 6'3" | SG Dwight-Englewood | 2022 State NJ , 6’3 Dwight-Englewood
Mager had a strong summer with Team Rio University and is looking to carry that over into the 2021-22 season. The 6’3 guard has a nice shooting stroke and can get hot from distance in a hurry. Mager is more than just a shooter as he can also beat his defender off the bounce and finish around the rim. He has a nice floater and moves his feet well on the defensive end. Mager is a versatile shooting guard prospect who should make some noise in Bergen County this season.
Ryan Pettit Ryan Pettit 6'2" | SG Rutgers Prep | 2022 State NJ , 6’2 Rutgers Prep
Petit returns in the backcourt for the Argonauts as he looks to build on his play over the summer with the NJ Panthers. The 6’2 lefty is a marksman from distance as he has a clean shooting form and can bury triples in bunches. Petit moves well off the ball and makes good decisions with the ball in his hands. He is unafraid of taking a charge and dives for loose balls. Petit is a tough shooting guard who is willing to put his body on the line to win games for his team.
Ethan Simmon Ethan Simmon 6'4" | SG St. Joe's Metuchen | 2022 State NJ , 6’4 St. Joe’s Metuchen
Simmon was one of the biggest stock-risers in the 2022 class and is ready to put it on display this season for the Falcons. The 6’4 guard has a good release and does not rush his shots. Simmon also has a good handle, which he uses to get into the lane and finish around the basket. He is a solid wing defender, due to his combination of length and athleticism. Simmon is a name to watch in Middlesex County as he looks to lead St. Joe’s Metuchen deep into the state tournament.
Other Prospects to Watch:
Darren Tuck Darren Tuck 6'4" | SG St. Joe's Metuchen | 2022 State NJ , 6’4 St. Joe’s Metuchen
Asim Jones Asim Jones 6'3" | SG Paterson Charter | 2022 State NJ , 6’3 Paterson Charter
Shawn Reckley Shawn Reckley 6'3" | SG Hackensack | 2022 State NJ , 6’3 Hackensack
Nate Williams Nate Williams 6'4" | SG St. John Vianney | 2022 State NJ , 6’3 St. John Vianney
Brandon Klatsky Brandon Klatsky 6'3" | SG Ranney School | 2022 State NJ , 6’3 Ranney
Tyler Lingham, 6’4 St. Peter’s Prep