Category: Insider! News Written by Scott Burgess
With the top players coming off the board on a daily basis we thought we would take a look at a few of the top available prospects at each position.
The shooting guard spot already has six prospects off the board in JayQuan McCloud (Murray State), Scott Lindsey (Northwestern), Ore Arogundade (Drake), Jevon Carter (West Virginia), Brock Stull (Wisconsin –Milwaukee), and Gage Davis (IPFW). Here are a few of the prospects remaining in part one of the best available shooting guards.
Peyton Allen (Chatham Glenwood)
Allen is a plus shooter that has a good feel for the game on the perimeter. He excels at moving without the ball and getting open coming off screens. Allen has good mechanics and consistent accuracy on his jumper. His handles are solid and has shown a nice spin move in the lane from time to time. The Chatham Glenwood senior has continued to make strides as a passer over the last two years. He is a plus distributor for an off guard that is more than willing to give it up when he sees a double team. Allen is also sneaky strong and can take his man to the post if the matchup presents itself.
Dominique Matthews (St. Rita)
Matthews had a huge junior year. He is the best pure scorer of this group as he can put it in the hoop at all three levels. The wing made strides in his efficiency and overall game. Matthews handles the ball well and is good attacking the defense and getting to the rim in the half court. He can also pull up with a nice mid-range jumper or floater. His shot beyond three is streaky, but definitely can make it. He has improved as a passer and defender in the last year en route to becoming a more complete player. Right now Matthews is being under recruited because he wasn’t really seen on the circuit during the spring and didn’t play in the Midwest during the July period.
Louis Adams (Orr)
Adams was Orr’s most consistent producer in the games I saw them play last season. The wing is an explosive athlete that can take over contests at times. He is great in the open floor both pushing the ball and finishing. Adams is a standout beating his man off the dribble and getting to the basket where he is great putting it in the hoop. He handles the ball well in tight spaces. His jumper is solid, but streaky at times. He gets great height off the floor on his shot and moves well without the ball. Adams has a nice one dribble pull up. Defensively he has quick hands and is good anticipating.
Lamont Walker (Morgan Park)
Walker is the ultimate glue guy. He has played with superstars throughout his career at both Morgan Park and on the circuit with the Mac Irvin Fire. This wing does what he does better than anyone in the state. He defends the perimeter and wants to lock down the opponent’s best wing. In the high school game it is rare to find a player that is not only a willing defender, but has a real passion for that end. Walker does a tremendous job of moving his feet, staying in front of his man, anticipating passing lanes, and causing havoc on that end of the floor. He is good crashing the glass on both ends. Offensively he is still a bit raw, but has a knack for scoring on junk points, loose balls, and in transition.