2027 Watch List: PGs/Combos to Track
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Prep Hoops Illinois released our first look at the 2027 class with our Watch List. It is EXTREMELY EARLY in the process. Some players are playing major varsity minutes, some barely play, and others are on the sophomore team. These…
Prep Hoops Illinois released our first look at the 2027 class with our Watch List. It is EXTREMELY EARLY in the process. Some players are playing major varsity minutes, some barely play, and others are on the sophomore team. These are prospects that we have come across in the last year that have caught our eye who are worth monitoring going forward. Here is our Watch List 2027 Point Guard Prospects in ALPHABETICAL ORDER. This is not a ranking! Got it?
Cleveland is definitely one of the top prospects in this class and a contender for the top spot overall. The Kenwood guard has actually become his team’s best player which is crazy considering how much talent they have. He can handle the ball on a big stage for a freshman. Plus shot maker from deep. Cleveland has an excellent floater game that is one of his forte’s. Continues to show progress as a distributer racking up several assists a game. Cleveland is trending toward being a high-major guard already.
Davis is a lefty that has been an absolute superstar from day one. We knew he would be seeing him drop 40+ in a 17U grassroots game last spring while he was still in grammar school. He is such a dynamic player and has a lot of Jalen Brunson in his game. Flame thrower with his jumper that is lethal off the catch or pulling up from anywhere on the floor. He just had an advanced feel for the game despite being a freshman. Led his team to the Proviso West Holiday title winning MVP. He elevates the play of everyone around him at such a young age. Serious contender for top spot in this class and is a bonafide high-major player.
Dubois impressed us in a game early in the season. He is a tough lead guard that plays with a lot of confidence for a young player. Crisp ball handler and creative passer. Nice soft touch finishing game and has a good mid-range shot. Could be one of the better floor generals in central Illinois in this class.
The 5’8” point guard from a school we never heard of made noise at Pangos camp with his tenacity for playing defense on the ball and getting after it. Shifty ball handler that is an adept finisher despite his size in the paint.
The youngest Fears brother is playing on the sophomore team for Joliet West, but we saw flashes of what he can be at Pangos in the fall. The southpaw has a slick handle and is a creative finisher in the paint. Physically looks eerily similar to Jeremiah at the same age.
Harris popped on our radar at the Prep Hoops Freshman Showcase. Good shooter hitting shots from both two and three. Knack already for how to his floaters over taller opponents. Aggressive defender at the point of attack that can create turnovers.
Howard is the son of former Illini player and current SIU-Carbondale assistant. The 5’9” floor general starts for Carbondale and when we have seen him has shown good pace and playmaking from his lead guard spot along with potential as a shooter from deep.
King who ironically enough plays for King High School was a breakout player over the holidays at the Julian Tournament. Savvy guard that is a really good jump shooter from all over the floor. Effortless ball handler working well around screens and is an adept passer finding his teammates.
Montgomery was another prospect that caught our attention at the Prep Hoops Freshman Camps. Elite level ball handler that crosses defenders and creates space to get his shot off. Good shot maker that can also really pass the rock with a good early feel for how to run a team.
Peoples burst on the scene over the summer playing up on the 15U level with the Chicago Demons . Strong bodied combo guard that has a good basketball IQ with his passing feel. With his strong frame he can finish in the paint through big men.
Saw Stevens over the summer with Chicago Hoops , this fall at the Prep Hoops Freshman Showcase, and then as a bench player during the high school season for St. Laurence. He is a 6’1” combo that has a strong and athletic frame. Smooth shooting stroke especially off the catch from distance. Wins off the dribble getting to the cup on straight line takes.
Winters shined at Pangos camp as a smaller guard at 5’8” with his burst. Good pushing it in transition where he often takes it the whole way for acrobatic finishes. Has range to beyond three on his shot and is a tenacious defender.
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Woods has broke out in a major way during the first half of the high school season creating major buzz. High level scoring guard as a freshman that can get buckets from all three levels. Plus three point shooter and just has a knack for getting where he wants on the floor to get his shot whether it be a jumper or at the rim. Plays with excellent pace being able to change gears and is a good ball mover on the perimeter dishing off to teammates. Isn’t fazed by pressure defense. Trending as one of the better guards in this class early in the process.