We are spotlighting some sound 2021 floor generals.
Steph Harris (6-0 PG, Buffalo Grove)
Harris is a tough guard capable of impacting the game on both ends. A solid on-ball defender, Harris frustrates opposing guards. His activity and energy on the defensive end leads to easy offense. Harris is a steady playmaker that looks to make the right plays off of penetration. With his passing, defense, and finishing ability, Harris is a very versatile guard to watch in his area.
Parker Higginbottom (5-9 PG, St. Ignatius)
A true floor general, Higginbottom will distribute and defend all game. He doesn’t need to score to lead a team, letting his playmaking make an impact. Even at his size, Higginbottom is scrappy and competitive. You can trust him to take care of the ball and apply pressure defensively. He should make for a solid small college guard.
Max Rivera (5-10 PG, Neuqua Valley)
Rivera is a defensive minded guard that has good hands when staying in front of ball handlers. He has decent quickness off the bounce and good upper body strength to help him score in traffic. Rivera is part of a strong returning core at Neuqua. He should be a consistent presence at the point guard spot for schools looking for a guard committed to defending.
Nathan Valentine (5-11 PG, Geneva)
Shooting point guards are increasingly popular in college basketball. Valentine is a threat to shoot to the college line, especially off pick-and-rolls. He has a consistent release that is going to translate. When he isn’t shooting from deep, Valentine can set up teammates in the drive-and-dish game. He has the range that many college coaches look for in shorter point guards.