The summer AAU season is finally here with prospects looking to make a big name for themselves in June and July. The rising seniors are looking to make an impact, especially the shooting guard position. Here are the 2023 shooting…
The summer AAU season is finally here with prospects looking to make a big name for themselves in June and July. The rising seniors are looking to make an impact, especially the shooting guard position. Here are the 2023 shooting guards to watch this summer.
Elijah Gertrude Elijah Gertrude 6'4" | SG Hudson Catholic | 2023 State #145 Nation NJ , 6’4 Hudson Catholic
Gertrude is the highest ranked shooting guard in the class and had a strong spring with City Rocks. The 6’4 guard attacks the basket with a purpose as he knows how to finish strong above the rim and does not mind contact. Gertrude is more than just a slasher as he has a nice release on his jumper and can hit open jumpers on the perimeter. He is a good defender as he uses his length and athleticism to create problems for his opponents. Gertrude is a talented, two-way guard prospect who should have a strong summer on the EYBL.
Ryan Williams Ryan Williams 6'3" | SG Our Savior Lutheran | 2023 NY , 6’3 St. Benedict’s
Williams has the potential to have a big summer with the NY Gauchos as he gets to showcase his offensive skillset. The 6’3 guard uses his handle to get to the rim where he is a solid finisher. Williams can also score in the mid-range and has a good release on his jumper. He moves well without the ball in his hands and is an underrated passer. Williams is an intriguing prospect to watch with his ability to hit jumpers and finish around the basket.
Terrell Pitts Terrell Pitts 6'4" | SG St. Thomas Aquinas | 2023 State NJ , 6’4 SG St. Thomas Aquinas
Pitts is a wing to watch as he should make plays all summer for the NJ ShoreShots. The 6’4 guard is at his best attacking the basket as he finishes with authority above the rim and can make tough layups through traffic. Pitts rises up with confidence on his jumper and make opponents pay for giving him space on the perimeter. He is a strong rebounder and has the athleticism to defend multiple positions on the floor. Pitts is an athletic wing whose ability to make plays at both ends of the floor will help his stock in a big way.
Christian Pierre-Louis Christian Pierre-Louis 6'2" | SG Roselle Catholic | 2023 State NJ , 6’2 Roselle Catholic
Pierre-Louis is a guard prospect to watch this summer as he suits up with the Jersey Force. The 6’2 guard is a gritty defender as he makes it hard for his man to get comfortable in the half court and knows how to get deflections. Pierre-Louis is one of the best rebounding guards in the class as skies and fights for rebounds on both ends of the floor. He is a good passer and uses his body to draw contact on his way to the basket. Pierre-Louis is a physical, two-way guard who plays with a relentless motor on both ends of the floor.
Jackson Bleeker Jackson Bleeker 6'3" | SG Seton Hall Prep | 2024 NLG , 6’3 Seton Hall Prep
Bleeker had a strong junior campaign for the Pirates and is looking to carry it over into the summer with the NJ Panthers. The 6’3 lefty has a smooth release on his jumper and can knock down triples in bunches. Bleeker moves well without the ball, setting himself up for easy jumpers and layups. He has an underrated handle and is a solid finisher around the basket. Bleeker’s ability to knock down jumpers from deep is something that will help him in a big way this summer.
Other Prospects to Watch:
Tarik Bicic Tarik Bicic 6'5" | SG Rutherford | 2023 State NJ , 6’5 Rutherford
Joshua Ingram Joshua Ingram 6'4" | SG St. Joe's Metuchen | 2023 State NJ , 6’3 St. Joe’s Metuchen
Marco Restelli Marco Restelli 6'2" | SG Morris Catholic | 2023 NJ , 6’2 Morris Catholic
Hazir Lee Hazir Lee 6'2" | SG Newark Central | 2023 State NJ , 6’2 Newark Central
Davontay Hutson Davontay Hutson 6'2" | SG Trenton | 2023 State NJ , 6’2 Trenton