The 2022 class has a number of guards to keep an eye on for the next few seasons. Here are some playmakers to monitor.
Ryan Duncan (6-1 SG, Chicago U-High)
Duncan is a very good outside shooter that has plus vision as a playmaker. He is a threat to shoot from past the college line, getting rhythm off the dribble to create looks from long range. As a sophomore, he averaged 6.1 assists, displaying a lot of creativity passing guys open. He can play either guard spot effectively. In the past few weeks, Columbia and Princeton have been in touch with Duncan.
Donovan Jones (6-0 PG, Solorio)
Jones is one of the more dynamic guards in his class. Constantly looking to break down the defense, he uses his strong frame to play through contact in traffic. Even at 6-foot, Jones is a relentless finisher. But he can pull-up from three as well as well if defenders sag off. His defense has a chance to be elite at the college level with his ability to move his feet and get up into ball-handlers. Schools like Bradley, DePaul, and Loyola have reached out to Jones.
Yogi Oliff (5-11 PG, Niles North)
A heady, cerebral point guard, Oliff is a precise decision maker. He dribbles with a purpose, showing creativity off the bounce to open up the floor for teammates. Oliff shoots it well from deep and will be a valuable pick-and-roll player going forward. He should have a largely increased role as a junior.
Brylan Phillips (6-0 PG, Decatur MacArthur)
Phillips has the strength and IQ to be a productive college point guard. He has a good feel for the game, understanding thw angles and body positioning needed to beat defenders. Once he is within 10 feet, Phillips has a nice floater and other crafty finishes in his bag. He plays with a level of toughness that is going to translate to any level. Southern Illinois and Valparaiso have contacted Phillips.