Today’s focus is on point guards in the 2022 class.
Ben Ahmer (6-0 PG, Huntley)
Ahmer is a knockdown shooter with good passing instincts. He can play either guard position, spacing the floor as a shooter or initiating offense as a lead guard. Ahmer has solid strength at his size and should be able to finish in traffic more often as he ages. Stepping into a new role as a junior, Ahmer could have a breakout season.
Ty Lenhardt (6-2 PG, Waterloo)
Lenhardt plays either guard position effectively, utilizing his shooting to his advantage. He is a skilled offensive player that creates space off the dribble. He has good form on his shot and range to go with it. Lenhardt can make plays for other as well, passing the ball on target on the move. He will look to build off a productive sophomore season.
Aidan Maher (5-9 PG, Evanston)
Maher is a crafty floor general with a lot of creativity making plays on the move. In pick-and-rolls, he can assess the defense and attack as needed. Maher shoots it with range, on the catch or off the dribble, able to extend the defense. He takes good angles on his drives as well. Already a good ball-handler with passing vision, Maher will look to add strength to his frame. Evanston has one of the state’s deepest backcourts, so Maher will be going up against Division 1 talent every day.
Eli Reese (6-3 PG, Rock Island)
A gifted dual-sport athlete, Reese has a powerful frame and promising skillset on the court. At 6-foot-3, he is bigger than most guards he faces while still possessing the ball-handling ability and playmaking to run the point. Reese is a tough finisher as well that is growing as a shooter At Rock Island, he can play and defend nearly every position with hi athleticism and strength. Reese has interest from schools like Appalachian State, Campbell, and Barry for basketball.