We are looking at some guards in the 2022 class today.
Jackson Antonow (5-11 PG, Francis W. Parker)
Antonow is a crafty point guard that understands how to change speeds with the ball. He can get into the lane with his ball-handling ability to open up scoring opportunities for himself and his teammates. The 5-foot-11 guard has the skill to finish against length or pull-up if defenders retreat. Antonow is an all-around solid floor general that knows how to play.
Alex Arango (6-1 SG, Saint Viator)
Arango plays with a high motor and contributes in a number of ways. An aggressive straight-line driver, Arango finishes well going to his right hand. He plays strong on the defensive end, moving well and remaining active. He has a frame that should add strength over the next few years. As a shooter, he has an unorthodox release but is more than capable of spacing the floor when left open. On a Viator team that lost some key pieces, Arango could be an immediate impact player.
John Paul Hanley (6-4 SG, Riverside Brookfield)
Hanley is a proficient three-point shooter that is dangerous off the catch. He catches the ball ready to fire from deep, extending defenses with his compact shot. At 6-foot-4 with an athletic build, Hanley is only going to get better at slashing to the rim and attacking closeouts. He has a toughness on his drives that bodes well for drawing fouls. Hanley has the range, size, and scoring potential to show exponential growth as a junior.
Javon Johnson (6-3 SG, Proviso East)
A slick scoring guard, Johnson has Division 1 upside. On the defensive end, he pressures the ball at a high rate, forcing turnovers and making life tough on ball-handlers. He elevates well on his jump shot and can score from all three levels off the dribble. As Johnson gets more fluid off the dribble and adds strength, he will be that much more difficult to contain. Johnson will star on a talented Proviso East team this season.