We looked at shooters and scorers, now let’s look at the guys who get them the ball. Continuing the look at top skill sets, Prep Hoops is ready to look at the passers. Here are some of the top distributors…
We looked at shooters and scorers, now let’s look at the guys who get them the ball. Continuing the look at top skill sets, Prep Hoops is ready to look at the passers.
Here are some of the top distributors we watched this spring (in alphabetical order):
Prep Hoops scouts really enjoyed the effort Casares put in as a freshman for the shorthanded Shawnee Mission North team. He showed the skills and understanding of a true point guard. Casares continued to impress as one of the best point guards in the 2026 ranks of spring events. He can score, but he stays focused on running the team and getting the ball to the right places.
Dietz played his sophomore season in the shadow of some really good seniors at Heritage Christian, most notably all-state point guard Owen Evans. But Dietz demonstrated this spring he is capable of being the man at the point. He’s a slick ball handler who penetrates looking to pass, but is enough of a threat to score that he pulls defenders away from shooters on the perimeter. He’s athletic enough and strong enough to play through contact and get the ball to scorers.
A big man on this list? Why not? Mann is a skilled big who makes a lot of nice dishes from the high post. He worked a lot of high-low action with teammates at spring events, showing off touch and accuracy on his passes. He has the height to move the ball effectively on the perimeter and he passes the ball with purpose.
After a good junior season with the Titans, Manning (pictured) joined a team of 2023s for a couple of events this spring and shared the point guard duty. Manning is a solidly-built, powerful ball handler who knows how to move the ball in transition. He pushes the tempo and finds guys running the floor. Manning sees open shooters when he penetrates and gets the ball where it needs to be.
Prep Hoops scouts have followed Moland for a couple of years, knowing that playing time at Miege can be hard to get. But spring action shows what a talented passer and director of the offense Moland can be. He is a patient leader who probes the defense looking for the right opportunity to get the ball to a shooter or to a big man in the post.