We recently updated our class of 2024 rankings in the state of VA, and now that we have we’ll give you our positional rankings and look at what makes these prospects worthy of being recognized. Here’s a look at part…
We recently updated our class of 2024 rankings in the state of VA, and now that we have we’ll give you our positional rankings and look at what makes these prospects worthy of being recognized. Here’s a look at part one of the point guard rankings.
19) James Delaney James Delaney 5'10" | PG Potomac Falls | 2024 State VA | 5’10” Potomac Falls (#85 Overall)
Delaney was an All Potomac District selection last season and will step into an even bigger role this year heading into his junior campaign. The 5’10” guard is strong with the ball and handles pressure well, he can get to spots to score it efficiently when his team needs him to but he also runs the show and sets the tone on both ends of the floor.
18) Jonavan Coles Jonavan Coles 5'11" | PG Chatham | 2024 State VA | 5’11” Chatham (#80 Overall)
If Coles was in a bigger market more people would know and love this kid as he is an absolute dynamic lead guard who is very tough to guard off the bounce. He has great speed in the open floor, he’s good in pick-and-rolls where he can both score it and make others better and he’s an aggressive downhill attacker who will challenge much bigger players at the rim.
17) Travis Hamilton Travis Hamilton 5'10" | PG Woodside | 2024 State VA | 5’10” Woodside (#74 Overall)
Hamilton has been in the shadows of his older brother Trevor Smith Trevor Smith 5'11" | PG Woodside | 2023 State #267 Nation VA who’s heading to Richmond next year, but he started to turn the corner this summer and I expect some big outing from him this year. He’s a talented scorer with the ball in his hands as he can make tough shots over bigger defenders, he touches the paint regularly and he can get hot and score it in bunches.
16) EJ Joyner EJ Joyner 5'8" | PG Menchville | 2024 State VA | 5’8” Peninsula Catholic (#73 Overall)
Joyner might be a little low on this list as he’s been highly touted for a long time but we’re just waiting for that breakout moment to come from the talented guard. While he isn’t the biggest he’s highly skilled as he has fantastic feel and vision with the ball, he can knock down shots from deep when he’s left open and he’s quick and shifty allowing him to break down defenses.
15) Brayden Thorne Brayden Thorne 6'1" | PG Catholic | 2024 State VA | 6’1” Catholic (#72 Overall)
Thorne is another guy who could shoot up this list if he continues the winning ways of a Catholic team who surprised a lot of people on the way to the TCIS championship last year. He’s a true floor general who handles pressure and gets his team into sets, he’s strong with the ball and can attack the paint and doesn’t lose it and when he needs to score it he’s shown he can turn it on with the best of them.
14) Rashaad Williams Rashaad Williams 5'10" | PG Norfolk Collegiate | 2024 State VA | 5’10” Norfolk Collegiate (#67 Overall)
Williams is poised for a big junior season as the 5’10” guard showed he can score it as a sophomore and has only gotten better over this past year. He’s a slippery type of guard who can get in the paint and make moves using his footwork and finishing ability at the rim, it doesn’t take much for him to get hot and start ringing them off and now he’s got a talented team to make plays for as well.
13) Kye Robinson Kye Robinson 6'1" | PG Alexandria City | 2024 State VA | 6’1” Alexandria City (#59 Overall)
Robinson was name All Patriot District as a sophomore and is the corner stone to an up and coming Alexandra City team that should be a tough out for anyone this year. He’s toughness personified as he brings it on both ends of the floor and is a natural competitor, he can play on or off the ball and finds his way to the paint more often than not and he doesn’t shy away from the big moment and loves big games.
12) Jason Penn Jason Penn 6'0" | PG Marshall | 2024 State VA | 6’0” George Marshall (#57 Overall)
Penn is a rising star that will be one of the best floor generals in NOVA over the next few years as the 6’0” lead guard does a little bit of everything to hep his team win. He’s a natural leader whose work ethic and skillset makes it easy for others to follow, he’s shifty with the ball and has excellent footwork when he gets in the lane to make plays for himself or others and he can score the ball from all over the floor.
11) Alex Chaikin Alex Chaikin 6'4" | SG Trinity Episcopal | 2024 State VA | 6’3” Trinity Episcopal (#53 Overall)
Chaikin is a highly skilled guard for a TES team that had some moments last year in a rebuild but should be much better this year moving forward. He has good size as the lead guard spot and uses it to make tough shots over defenders, he can drill it from deep consistently and he’s always a calming presence when things get hectic in close games.
10) Jamari Hodnett Jamari Hodnett 6'2" | PG Bishop Ireton | 2024 State VA | 6’2” Bishop Ireton (#52 Overall)
Hodnett often times gets forgotten when you talk about the guards in the WCAC but he is an x-factor for this young but talented Ireton team and always plays well against good teams. He’s a pass first guy with good vision and passing ability, he is an excellent on ball defender and he jumps passing lanes off the ball and he picks and chooses his spots where he can score it in different ways.