Today we are looking at a set of 2021 shooting guards who are coming off big junior seasons.
Trey Bazzell (6-3 SG, Prairie Central)
Bazzell has flown a bit under the radar playing at a smaller school. After an All-State season, the scoring guard will get more love. Bazell is a springy two-foot jumper that finishes better than most 6-foot-3 guards at the rim. That athleticism aids his defensive efforts where he is good for a couple of pass interceptions a game. But his most projectable skill is his shooting ability. You can run him off screens all game and expect to get good looks. Bazzell looks like a solid D2 guard.
Kai Evans (6-3 SG Bolingbrook)
Evans is listed at 6-foot-3 but plays more like he is 6-foot-6. He has a very strong upper body that allows him to bully opposing guards and stay balanced on his penetration. That strength complements his high motor to make create a terrific on-ball defender. Though Evans doesn’t have to take many threes, he can knock them down when left open. A handful of Division 1 teams have already offered the tough guard.
Josh Harris (6-4 SG, Timothy Christian)
Harris is a quick open court athlete with solid shooting ability. He does a nice job getting downhill to his left hand to finish or draw fouls. When he’s in transition, Harris can stop on a dime and hit a pull-up from three or around the elbows comfortably. The size and athleticism are there for Harris to develop nicely heading into his senior year. He is a player that could thrive as a floor spacer and slasher at the D3 level.
Amarion Savage (6-1 SG, East Aurora)
Savage is a shooter that plays with a chip on his shoulder. He is constantly looking for space to knock down jumpers, whether that be off the catch or off the dribble. There are a number of ways Savage can get to his shot with his ability to control the ball against pressure. He is more of a combo guard than a natural one or two. Savage could be a nice piece to a smaller college looking for shooting.
Dre’ Scott (6-2 SG, Pinckneyville)
Scott had a great season for Pinckneyville, creating what should have been momentum into the AAU season. He has a solid build at 6-foot-2 to go along with a big wingspan. Scott is a high-energy guard that gets after it defensively with extra effort plays. He does a lot of little things that impact winning. On offense, he can play point if needed. But he is an acrobatic finisher that does a lot of damage attacking and cutting in space. The arrow is pointing up for Scott.