Unsigned Senior Point Guards in Louisiana
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During March Madness, we have seen a ton of small guards who have competed on a high level. In Louisiana, it seems like we specialize in small guards. We have a few that should spark interest when it comes to…
During March Madness, we have seen a ton of small guards who have competed on a high level. In Louisiana, it seems like we specialize in small guards. We have a few that should spark interest when it comes to teams filling rosters on the next level. In this PHLA exclusive, we will take a look at some of the points guards that Louisiana has to offer.
(5’11” | L.B. Landry)
One of the toughest guards in the Boot came back during the playoffs and made an instant impact. Johnson is a relentless attacker of the rim who is a better outside shooter than given credit. He puts pressure on defenses constantly and makes them take notice of who he is. Johnson is also good at finding shoots on the wing after his initial penetration. A guard of his caliber is definitely a need on the next level.
(6’0″ | Barbe)
Berry is a guard who makes things happen on the floor for his team. While he can penetrate and cause havoc in the lane, he is a guard who can stretch the floor as well. Berry is streaky with his jump shot; however, he is lethal when it is going down. His strength penetrating to the basket is also an asset. Berry does not mind taking hits which helps him be effective on the floor.
(5’11” | Bossier)
Roots is a small guard who has a ton of heart and competitive spirit. He is also a highly gifted mid-range shooter and a lock down defender. Roots is one of those guards who can dictate a game by the way he defends. He will get into a player’s head with how hard he competes on the defensive end. Roots is highly consistent from within three and knows how to get to his spots. He makes hard things look easy.
(6’0″ | Northwood-Lena)
One of the best guards in the Boot. Barron has been the point guard for a ton of wins by the Gators because he makes a ton of threes and is a guard willing to rebound. Barron is good at probing the lane and finding players cutting or coming open on the perimeter or a post up. His ability to stretch the floor makes a ton happen. However, his ability to rebound shows a unique ability that a lot of point guards do not use.
(6’0 | Zwolle)
The Zwolle point guard made the most out of his senior year capping it with an MOP award and a state title for the Hawks. Montgomery can score at all three levels comfortably and showed during the season that he has more explosion to the rim. He is a smart guard who is more athletic than one would think. Montgomery is also very good in draw and quick situations. A good point guard at the next level is good at those things as well.
(5’11 | Carroll)
Johnson is by far the most consistent shooter out of this group. He can get hot from three or inside the arc and go off for bunches. He seemed to have improved on getting the ball to his teammates in positions they can score. Johnson was also good at finding shooters on the wing. Whether driving or just probing on the perimeter, his passes found players who could score more often than not. Johnson will be a steal on the next level.
These smaller guards are players who can be more than serviceable on the next level. They have the talent and the game to take over during a contest by scoring or facilitating. Look for these players to be major contributors on the next level.