We are highlighting some 2021 point guards that are still starting to scratch the surface of their college interest.
Adam Cash (6-1 PG, Pekin)
Cash is a long-range shooter that won’t have any problems connecting from the deeper college line. He has a solid build at 6-foot-1 that allows him to play to contact when he decides to get to the basket. You can run pindowns for Cash and let him exploit the defense to find the best shot. His ability to shoot on the move and off the dribble will be coveted as a college guard.
Jadyn Ellison (5-9 PG, Bloomington Central Catholic)
Ellison has a crafty offensive game that will age well. Despite lacking size, he finds his way in the paint where he is an adept playmaker. The lefty guard has a nice outside shot that he gets off quickly. Ellison’s shooting and creativity make him a prospect that could be a nice addition to a small college.
Julio Montes (5-9 PG, Lincoln Park)
If you’re looking for a defensive minded floor general, Montes is worth a look. The scrappy 5-foot-9 guard gets after ball-handlers from end to end. He has good hands and lateral quickness to harass the ball. On offense, he is a drive-and-kick playmaker that breaks down defenses to find teammates. When left open, Montes can spray threes. His tenacity defensively will catch the eyes of coaches.
Michael Ousley (6-0 PG, Springfield Lanphier)
Ousley is a tough guard with good length and strength. A physical driver, Ousley is unafraid of shot blockers or size in the paint, taking it right to the bucket. His downhill style benefits from a solid handle and athleticism to blow by defenders. Looking at his pull-up, there is ideal elevation and potential to be a more consistent shooter. Ousley is part of a deep returning team at Springfield Lanphier. He will get the attention he deserves.
Jaehshon Thomas (6-1 PG, Whitney Young)
Thomas is an all-around combo guard who is strong, quick, and cerebral. He has a nose for the ball, coming up with rebounds and steals at a high rate. Thomas gets into his mid-range pull-up nicely and has range out to the three-point line. But his finishing ability makes him special. With a well-built frame and good explosiveness, Thomas can score in the paint in any way required. He is going to have a huge season for Whitney Young with more touches.