Point Guard Prospects From MDC
A good point guard is vital to any teams success. There were tons of point guards roaming the courts throughout the weekend with more than a few that worthy enough of getting the keys of the program handed over to them. Those listed below are sure to be at the top of Division I programs list come July.
Lavar Batts 6'2 PG CP3/Robinson HS(NC)
Batts just might be the most acrobatic shot maker in the country. A blur with the ball, Batts managed to slash through the lane on many occasions using his impressive body control to finish in traffic. When he wasn't hitting scoop shots that wowed the crowd, Batts broke down defenders and found teammates in the lane and open on the perimeter. The kids a winner who obviously likes the Atlanta area. He put on a show last year when he played in the Peach State as he lead CP3 to a tournament title just as he did on Sunday.
Devontae Lane 6'1 PG All Iowa Attack/Iowa West HS(IA)
Lane held my attention as he played in the first game I attended on Saturday morning. The Iowa guard played with pace and was a excellent penetrator. He worked really well in the screen and roll where he took what the defense gave him. When defenders went under screens he calmly pulled up and knocked down jumpers, when they fought over the top he used his strength to keep defenders on his hip while he turned the corner and scored in the lane. During the second half against a good Team Takeover squad, Lane hit timely shots as his team fought off the Takeover comeback.
Davion Mitchell 6'1 PG Ga. Stars/Liberty Co. HS(GA)
Mitchell is very under the radar when the conversation of guards in the 2017 class are brought up. He is the glue on a Ga. Stars team that is loaded with Division I prospects. Built like an NFL corner, Mitchell found his stroke from the three point line which opened up his driving lanes. He is excellent when it comes to changing directions with his dribble, and his first step along the baseline caused problems for all defenders. Mitchell understands how to use his strength to create space and his athleticism comes into play when he gets a foot in the lane where he can spring up over the top of guards for good looks at the basket. Once he got into the lane his decision making was on point. The biggest thing to like about Mitchell is that he's capable of making big plays on either side of the ball.
Darius Perry 6'2 PG Game Elite/Wheeler HS(GA)Perry reminds us a lot of a throwback New York guard, one that gets things done using a slick handle. Over the weekend his handle was certainly on display as he cut down all challengers that chose to get to close. Over time Perry has become a better finisher, which he did a ton of with his off hand. He spent last summer playing on the 17u level which has made him nothing less than fearless when it comes to his game this spring. A fearless competitor, Perry makes sure that he gives maximum effort on the defensive end as well. Perry takes pride in his defense, he takes offense to players that challenge him and that's what you have to love in a point guard.