This article will take a look at the top performing guards that I was able to watch last week. I was fortunate enough to watch Greenup County vs Fleming County, George Rogers Clark vs Madison Central, Great Crossing vs Franklin…
This article will take a look at the top performing guards that I was able to watch last week. I was fortunate enough to watch Greenup County vs Fleming County, George Rogers Clark vs Madison Central, Great Crossing vs Franklin County and Holy Cross vs John Hardin. It was a great week of hoops in the bluegrass.
This was my first time watching Meyer live and he sure did not disappoint. On film it is hard to tell how strong and athletic he is but seeing him up close, you immediately notice he has a college ready body. He scored an effortless 29 points shooting 57% from the field. I was most impressed with how hard he plays and initiates contact. He was at his best when the game was uptempo and physical. Was great finishing around the rim and pulling up to shoot mid-range jump shots. Although 3pt shooting isn’t the best part of his game, he was able to knock down two from distance. I walked away very impressed with Meyer’s game.
Ward is a tough shot taker and maker. He seemed to make all of the tough shots he took as he was very crafty and had great touch around the rim. He is one of the fastest players I have seen this year and was elite in transition. Did a great job using his quickness to be disruptive defensively and generate steals. Was the player early for Holy Cross that got them going. He finished the game with 16 points. Tough player that plays with a chip on his shoulder.
Parrish joined the 1,000 point club Tuesday night after scoring 9 points and dishing out 4 assists. Only needing a few points to reach the milestone, you could tell he was pressing a bit and also battling foul trouble. Once he hit his 1,000th point, the game opened up for him and he seemed more relaxed. He’s a player that can score at all three levels and really good when he has time from 3pt range and can get his feet set.
Hampton is a left handed, tough, hard nosed point guard that has no problem leading his team when things are going bad. He kept them solid when things got out of control. He is a versatile scorer that can score both off the catch and dribble. My favorite play of the game was him knocking down a tough 3 in transition off of a drag screen. He looks to really push in transition and set the tempo. Plays with a great deal of confidence and hard to stop when he gets going.
Morton put on a show for his future college coach that was in attendance from Morehead State scoring 23 points and grabbing 9 boards. He had a quiet first half but came out in the second aggressive. He was relentless getting to his left hand and scoring at the rim. He used his strength to power thru the defense. He had a dunk in transition that put the game out of reach. Morton proved he belongs at the top of the list as one of the best players in the state. He will look to lead his team back to Rupp and contend for a second straight state title.
Dawson had a solid game as they had a commanding lead vs Franklin County the entire game. His athleticism and length bothered Franklin County which allowed him to get some easy baskets around the rim. He didn’t have to rely shooting jump shots as he was able to easily finish driving the ball. At times, it looked too easy for him out there. I love Dawson’s game and how it translates to the next level.
Jolly proved again to be the leader for Fleming County this season. He sets the tone with his energy and pressure defensively which gets everyone easy baskets. He loves creating contact and playing physical. Because of how the game went, he didn’t need to score but he did a great job getting teammates involved and getting them easy baskets. He is one of the best on ball defenders in the state.
is who you want leading your team. He is a tough, physical, high IQ player that had the ball in his hands about 90% of the time. He was under constant pressure all night going against a scrappy GRC team, but did a good job handling it. Has great form on his jump shot and gets good elevation. Harrison struggled a bit from 3pt going 2/10 but he didn’t have any bad misses. He led the charge late bringing them back as he got multiple steals to easy layups and hit a tough 3 in transition. It will hard to find a player in the state with as high of a usage as him this season as he does just about everything for them.