#JE75 - Top Point Guards

Wednesday, March 21st, 2018

#JE75 - Top Point Guards

Best of the Bunch:

Kyle Hicks: A long and athletic guard with great potential, Hicks has a sound offensive game and the ability to be a great defensive player as well. The sky could be the limit for this 8th grader if he continues to grow and develop his game.

Jonathan Guerrier:   The 6-2 guard is a good athlete and tough competitor who impacted the games on both ends of the floor. His ability to shoot off the dribble is advanced for a player his age while his nose for the ball was also apparent. He has a great foundation of skills and knowledge as a young player and has the ability to grow into a find player in the future. His experience this year starting for Lexington Christian’s varsity team also helped lay the foundation

Benny Hurd: Good shooter from the perimeter, showed some decent passing skills and great finishes in the lane/

Darryl Simmons: Good ball handler and decision maker. Showed good shot mechanics on his jump shot. His ability to find his own offense and also create it for his teammates was on display as well.

Rook Landman: Landman played great team basketball at the Junior E75 showcase to the point where coaches wanted him to look to shoot more and be less unselfish. He always looked to find the open man in transition and in the half court. Defensively he seemed to always be in the right position and in a good defensive stance as well.

Jaiden Lopez: He stood out on Sunday with a strong defensive I.Q. He is extremely disciplined, knowing when to help his teammates in a double team or stand straight and take a charge. He also showed an ability to make the outlet pass or drive the ball up court at high speed. 

Jalen Moore: Moore has a very nice three point jumper and relies heavily on it. Once he develops more to his offensive game and grows physically, he can be a threat all over the court.

Kuel Akot: Akot showed capable scoring ability with a nice jump shot from ten feet out. He needs to work on always being ready to shoot it and use his strengths consistently on the court.

Benny Kullman: Coaches were impressed with Kullmans defensive stance and his willingness to make the extra hustle plays on the floor. He also displayed a workable jump shot and decent handle ability. Kullman certainly has the potential to develop into a fine player.

Joel Ramos: Ramos displayed great glass work and had a physical presence on the floor. Though he does need to improve his footwork on the catch, his strong work ethic and competitive nature will help him along the way as he continues to develop his game.

Alex Solik: Solik showed the ability to defend one through four on the defensive end. He was a bit passive on the offensive end but when he had his opportunities he took advantage with displaying a nice fifteen to sixteen foot jumper.

Cam Mohammad: A blur with the ball in his hands, Mohammad is a fearless lead guard who is fearless getting into the lane finishing over bigger players.

Quintin Floyd: A poised point guard, what Floyd may lack in size at this point he more than compensates for with intelligence. He knows where to be to put himself in the best position to score. Floyd also displayed a nice pull up game from the mid-range area.

Brayam Murakawa: Murakawa, a product of Highlander Charter School in Rhode Island, showed great scoring ability at the Junior Elite 75 showcase in Mansfield MA on Sunday. He showed great touch around the rim and a nice fifteen to seventeen foot jumper as well.

A.J. Lesburt: Lesburt displayed the ability to finish through contact, as well as a high IQ on passes in the half court. His toughness and competitiveness was on display as well, as anyone watching could see his drive to want to win on the defensive end of the floor. He does though need to become more ambidextrous, as he struggled to finish with is left hand during the course of the day.

Jayden Livent: Livent stood out as a vocal leader on Sunday, showing that he is all business and wants to win every time he steps out on the floor. As he continues to expand his basketball I.Q. and physically develop, Livent will make any high school coach happy to have him in the future.

Jeremiah Jenkins: The 6th grader out of New Britain (CT) Slade Middle School is a true PG who gets it done on both ends of the floor. Jenkins is a great on ball defender who on the other side has the handle and court vision to improve those around him and help his teams to victory.

Other names to know:

Jakeel Martin: Good passer has the ability to find the open teammate. Martin’s vision in the full court and half court was impressive on Sunday.

Rami Hahami: Hahami displayed his athleticism with a quick first step to the basket on the offensive end and good lateral quickness on the defensive end.

Nicco Pitre: Pitre made the trip down from Falmouth Maine where he showed off his form and shot making abilities, he also doesn't force shots and is a good driver.

Adam Marshall: Adam Marshall displayed a great foundation on the defensive end as a on ball and team defender, his energy and motor are both a great compliment to his defensive abilities.

Silvano Ismail: Defensively he showed he is more than capable to be a great team and one on one defender as well.

Javien Kirmil: Showed a great mid range and game and worked very hard defensively

Johnathan Inozil: He has a workable jump shot with solid mechanics and will be a good overall asset to any roster in the future.