Class of 2023 Shooting Guards Outside of the Top 10
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There is one thing that Louisiana has an assortment of and that is shooters. The Boot has a number of players who can spot up from deep and nail jumpers left and right. The class of 2023 is full of…
There is one thing that Louisiana has an assortment of and that is shooters. The Boot has a number of players who can spot up from deep and nail jumpers left and right. The class of 2023 is full of them with prep stars like, , and others. While the top 10 is litter with premier shooting guard talent, the players outside of the top 10 are no slouches either. In this rankings report, we will take a look at some of the shooting guards outside of the top 10 who are worth taking a look at.
*Players are listed according to their ranking
(6’4″ | Opelousas)
Stephens is as versatile as they come. He moves well without the ball against man-to-man or zone defenses. He is excellent at finding areas to shoot the mid-range jumper or finding angles to attack. His best attribute is probably his finishing ability in transition where he can send the crowd into a frenzy. As versatile as his game is, he is perfect shooting guard for the Tigers style of play.
(6’0″ | Catholic)
While Hebert can play some point guard, he seems to be more lethal playing off the ball. He is the prototype catch-and-shoot player who punishes teams when he gets a sliver or daylight. His movement without the ball is excellent and he has even mastered the subtleties of fading to the open area when unguarded. Hebert can attack the rim as well making him a tough cover for most.
(6’2″ | Green Oaks)
Benjamin a player who has progressed each year he has played for the Giants. In his senior season, he may be ready for a breakout campaign. Benjamin is a “3 and D” player who has rounded his game into including the full arsenal. He is very good at the one-dribble pull-up and his jumper from the free throw line in is money. His defense and athleticism make him the player he is.
(6’4″ | Broadmoor)
The Broadmoor guard/wing embodies the mental image one would think of in a shooting guard. He has a long and lengthy build and just glides around the court. When he catches the rock, he always sets his feet properly and has a release that is hard to contest much less block. Jones is also a good rebounder at his size. His shooting can punish any team that underestimates his skills.
(6’3″ | Southwood)
Morris is returning from a year off. While he looked rusty at times, there were also glimpses of the player that was highly-touted from the summer before. Morris has a fluid release when he catches the ball and his shot looks like a made bucket with every release. Couple all of that with his long, slender build and driving ability, Southwood should have a two guard who can contribute heavily this year.
(5’9″ | Ascension Catholic)
Richardson is as tough and gritty as they come on the hardwood. He is also one of the best dead-eye shooter from deep in his class. Gavin will let it fly from the parking lot anywhere from catch-and-shoot situations to dribble pull-ups from deep. He is not afraid of any shot and has the fearlessness to keep firing in a slump. Richardson makes more than he misses which usually helps his team win.
The class of 2023 has an assortment of players who can absolutely fill it up. These players are just a few when the other three classes are combined. When colleges are looking for next level shooters, these players will be good guys to grab as most of them will float under the radar.