We have seen many of them already, but without seeing each and everyone of those Guilford County HS point guards, who do you say will be the best in the county this season?????
To me, this is the most interesting position on the floor. This is the man that has to run the show and if he is not careful, he might ruin the show one night…..
Will it be Brennan Wyatt from Dudley, he has already committed to Navy for next season…..Brennan is the floor leader for the Panthers at Dudley and he has a steady understudy in DeSean Manuel…..Wyatt has more experience at PG than any other guard in the area and he stepped in and took over after Josh Chavis graduated from Dudley……
What about Burrell Brown over at Grimsley????? Burrell has helped the Whirlies get off to a (4-2) start with NEG coming over to the Bob Sawyer Gymnasium this evening….Burrell had a steady game in his matchup with Wyatt and Manuel last Friday night at Dudley and the Whirlies were hurting in the backcourt when he left the game….
Benaiah Wise had 19 points for Ragsdale in their win over High Point Andrews last Friday and he is becoming the glue that is holding the Tigers together. Benaiah has been working hard in the off-season and he is a student of the game during the season. I saw him at the NEG-EG game on his off night back on Saturday…..
Christian Pulliam and Brandon Dorsett at Greensboro Day School are set to have productive seasons and they both will spend time handling the ball as will several other Bengal guards….Dorsett is more of a scorer and also plays the 2G and Pulliam is the real PG if he can stay healthy and be able to let his game roll……
Darius Rogers at High Point Andrews is one of the best in the business and the only knock on him is that he is only a sophomore and he is small and still working getting stronger. He is very fluid on defense and he must help Andrews survive their murderous non-conference schedule so they can get a shot at the 2-A schools….
Michael Neal at Oak Ridge is out for the year with a broken bone in his hand and he would have been a choice for the top spot with Wyatt if he was not on the mend…..
Hunter Clary at Northwest Guilford has been putting up some big scoring numbers and he may become more of a 2G than a PG if Kyle Berger just runs the club out front and even if that happens, then Clary will still handle the ball quite a bit and what will NWG need more, his scoring or passing? Probably his points, but he will have to learn to score and he has while setting up the offense…..Matt Pawlowski has seen more minutes at the point this season than any other NWG guard and he does a fine job, but Clary is the key to the Vikings backcourt scoring….Pawlowski will take much of the pressure off of Clary when MP is handling the ball…..
Can you think of others that we have left out????? I’m sure there are more and for some teams it is still too ealry to tell who is running the point and some teams will tell us that they don’t have a designated PG, that they just have a guard bring the ball up and then set the offense in the halfcourt…..
Austen Thompson does a fine job at Southern Guilford, but does coach Corey Phillips want him to run the show or shoot the ball or do both….Sometimes it is tough to focus on both details, but some kids love the challenge and they will eat this up and Thompson may be ready for that….He has a very smooth outside shot and we will check it out in more detail this evening when SG takes on Randleman….
Adam Gunn at Eastern has been tearing up his three-point poppers and he did it in unison on Saturday versus NEG. Gunn was hotter than a two-dollar pistol and he can nail it from 15-20 feet away from the basket with simplicity……His teammate Butchie Huffman is almost a small carbon copy of “Pistol” Pete Maravich, with his hair falling down in his eyes and passing skills(minus the behind-the-back pass he tried on Saturday) and Huffman could become the top Point Guard in the area if he keeps on working on his game. With Huffman it’s hands on the bottom of his shoes, hands in his hair and then both hands on the ball as he gets it to Brandon Hairston or Darius Dawkins…..
Give us some more Point Guards that you want to get noticed and we hope that with all the work and training that they are doing that the game will remain fun for the kids….
The wins are a fun-fullfillment, but what about when you lose or when the coach decides it is time for you to sit down and you don’t know if and when you will get back in the game????? With four fouls, when will you go back in the tight ballgame? With 4 minutes to play, or will it be with 5:25 still on the clock or will you have to wait until the 3:00 minute mark?????
Is the reward equal to the time spent working to reach the level you now enjoy, or is it time to evaluate all of this practicing and playing and see if the effort has paid off or if you would be better served, with some time off…..
Let us know?????? Point guards and fullfillment at the top of the Monday menu!!!!!!