2024 Combo Guards to Watch
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The new academic school year is here, meaning the hoops season is coming closer. The senior class is set to make a big impact on the hardwood, especially in the backcourt. Here are the 2024 combo guards to watch this…
The new academic school year is here, meaning the hoops season is coming closer. The senior class is set to make a big impact on the hardwood, especially in the backcourt. Here are the 2024 combo guards to watch this winter.
, 6’1 Don Bosco Prep
Brown was a steady presence in the backcourt last season and should have a strong 2023-24 season. The 6’1 guard has a good handle and a quick first step, which he uses to blow by his defender and finish around the basket. Brown gets his teammates involved in the half court and has a good touch in the mid-range. He has the ability to play off the ball as well and slides his feet on the defensive end. Brown will shoulder a little more of the scoring load this season as he looks to lead the Ironmen to the Non-Public A title.
, 6’1 St. Joe’s Metuchen
Clayville will be the go-to guy in the Falcons’ offense and should put up big numbers this season. The St. Francis (PA) commit has a lightning quick release on his jumper and can knock down triples in bunches. Clayville is more than just a shooter as he can get into the paint off the bounce and finish through contact. He moves well without the ball in his hands and is an underrated passer. Clayville had six 20-point games last season and should eclipse that mark in 2023-24.
, 6’0 St. Peter’s Prep
Peña is a guard prospect to watch in North Jersey as he looks to help the Marauders repeat as sectional champions. The 6’0 guard has a clean shooting stroke as he wastes little motion and can get hot from distance in a hurry. Peña moves well without the ball in his hands, freeing himself for open layups and jumpers in the halfcourt. He has an underrated handle and gets deflections on the defensive end. Peña is a sharpshooting guard prospect who should torch the nets this season.
, 6’4 Elizabeth
Carson is an intriguing prospect to watch in the class as he makes an impact on both ends of the floor. The 6’4 guard attacks the basket strong as he is a good finisher around the rim and is unafraid of drawing contact. Carson shoots the ball with confidence from distance and can make opponents pay for giving him space. He has the length to defend multiple positions on the floor and uses his size to see over his defender. Carson is a long guard prospect who should make plays at both ends of the floor throughout the season.
, 6’3 College Achieve
Thomas has the potential to make noise this season with his ability to stretch the floor. The 6’3 guard has a good release on his jumper and sets his feet before he shoots. Thomas moves well without the ball in his hands and has an underrated handle. He can finish around the basket and slides his feet on defense. Thomas’ ability to stretch the floor is something that will help his stock throughout the 2023-24 season.
Other Prospects to Watch:
, 6’3 Camden
, 6’3 Union Catholic
, 6’0 Nottingham
, 6’0 Demarest
, 6’2 Moorestown