Prep Hoops Missouri recently released its updated Class of 2023 rankings. We continue with our positional breakdowns with a look at the second group of shooting guards/wings. Nilivan Jotham-Daniels (Chaminade): A talented 6’3″ shooting guard who plays with a…
Prep Hoops Missouri recently released its updated Class of 2023 rankings. We continue with our positional breakdowns with a look at the second group of shooting guards/wings.
Nilivan Jotham-Daniels (Chaminade): A talented 6’3″ shooting guard who plays with a high motor to go along with his offensive skills. He played a big role in the Red Devils’ run to the Final Four of the Class 6 state tournament. He averaged 13.3 points and six rebounds a game while shooting 41 percent from 3-point range. He also makes a ton of big hustle plays to help his team win games.
Javaris Moye Javaris Moye 6'4" | SG Kirkwood | 2023 State MO (Kirkwood): A long and slender 6’4″ wing who knows how to create a bucket from anywhere on the floor. He moves at his own easy pace, but he gets to his spots and he doesn’t get sped up. He can slash in the lane for buckets and he can sink 3-pointers off the dribble. His game is always under control.
Izaak Porter Izaak Porter 6'7" | SG Father Tolton | 2023 State MO (Father Tolton): A talented 6’4″ forward with excellent size on the wing and a smooth stroke from 3-point range. He was having a big junior season before going down with an injury late in the season. He has solid handles and he makes good decisions with the basketball.
Kendrick Bell Kendrick Bell 6'3" | SG Park Hill | 2023 State MO (Park Hill): An athletic 6’3″ shooting guard who emerged as a top scoring threat for the Trojans. He is an explosive player who can make plays off the dribble and finish above the rim on a regular basis. He averaged 14.7 points, 5.8 rebounds and two assists a game.
Nate Brandt Nate Brandt 6'3" | SG Fatima | 2023 State MO (Fatima): The 6’3″ shooting guard is one of the top players in the Mid-Mo area. He has good size and athleticism and he can score at all three levels. His range extends well beyond the 3-point line, but he can also attack the basket with a lot of force and finish at the rim. Look for him to average in the mid to high 20’s next season as a senior.
AK Rael AK Rael 6'5" | SG Strafford | 2023 State MO (Strafford): A long and slender 6’4″ wing guard who is one of the more versatile talents in the SWMO area. He’s a smooth ball handler and playmaker who can set up his teammates. He also has a nice stroke from 3-point range. He also can go inside and he does a nice job of getting on the offensive boards. He led Strafford to a Class 3 district championship as a junior.
Ben Linnemeyer Ben Linnemeyer 6'5" | SF Link Year | 2023 State MO (Rock Bridge): A 6’5″ wing guard with a solid build and a nice stroke from 3-point range. He can really shoot it off the catch with time and space, but he has also developed into a resourceful scoring threat. He uses the shot fake well and he can hit the one-dribble pull up from the mid range. He averaged 14 points and five rebounds a game as a junior.
Tyler King Tyler King 6'2" | SG Parkway West | 2023 State MO (Parkway West): A slashing 6’2″ guard who led the Longhorns to a 24-3 season. He was one of the most improved players in the St. Louis area as he emerged as a prime scorer. He was at his best when he is putting pressure on the defense with his constant attacks on the basket. He averaged 15.5 points and 3.4 rebounds a game while shooting 52 percent from the field.
Winston Allen Winston Allen 6'5" | SF Oak Park | 2023 State MO (Oak Park): A slender 6’5″ wing who was a productive player while also being a veteran leader on a young and talented Oak Park team. He’s very active on the boards and he’s a slashing threat who can also score inside. He averaged 12.2 points, 7.6 rebounds and 2.2 assists a game. He has a quick second and third jump on the offensive boards.
Issac Bird (Gallatin): The 6’5″ wing is one of the most talented players in the NWMO area. He can play the point guard role and create for his teammates while also being able to get buckets and carry the scoring load. He also plays well without the ball and can read opposing defenses very well. He averaged 21 points, six rebounds, three assists and three steals a game in leading Gallatin to a district championship.
player_tooltip player_id=”1161294″ first=”Jack” last=”Fessenden”] (Troy): The 6’2″ guard has been a primary offensive weapon for the Trojans over the past two seasons. He is an excellent 3-point shooter who has really developed his ability to create off the dribble and get himself to the free throw line. He averaged 14 points while making 59 3-pointers to help lead Troy to a 22-5 record. He is also a solid defender who works hard to keep offensive players in front of him.