7/1 Prospect Spotlight: 2022 Guards

DaJuan Bates (6-1 PG, De La Salle)

Bates is a long, scoring guard that should have a big junior season. He is an active offensive player that creates opportunities from his penetration. Showing a good feel for his floater and understanding of how to attack open space, Bates looks like a player that is going to get better with time. As he continues shows his jump shot is a consistent asset, Bates could be a solid player to track over the next few years.

Keynan Davis (6-4 SG, Hampshire)

Blessed with a projectable frame and great size for a two guard, Davis is a player that passes the eye test. Then you see him play, and the talent is evident. He is a fluid athlete that can create off the dribble and finish in traffic. The lift on his jump shot is ideal and he shows the potential to be a knockdown outside shooter. Davis has a lot of tools. It will just be a matter of sharpening them going forward.

Brady Moore (6-3 SG, Breese Central)

The mid-range game is considered a lost art to some, but Moore goes against the grain. A knockdown shooter from the second level, Moore can dribble into his pull-up and hit at a high rate. He has a number of ways to score, including with his back to the basket and as a slasher. Moore will receive good exposure playing with the Illinois Bears this summer.

Amarion Nimmers (6-2 PG, Rock Island)

Nimmers is a smooth combo guard that should be a scoring weapon immediately in college. The 6-foot-2 frame allows him to play both guard spots where his knack for shot-making shines. Nimmers is an effective three-point shooter off ball screens or catch-and-shoot. He has good craftiness as a ball-handler that plays well with his quickness. There are a long list of mid-majors who have shown interest in one of the talented Rock Island guards.

Cooper Noard (6-0 PG, Glenbrook South)

Noard is the type of point guard that opposing coaches will try to deny the ball altogether. He is a gifted shooter with college range already. But he plays angles well as a driver and has floaters and alternative finishes in his bag. If you try to take away his scoring, Noard can dice up a defense with his passing ability. There have been a handful of low to mid majors who have reached out in past weeks.

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