Kennesaw State might be looking to upgrade their point guard spot. Here are some hot names to take a look at.
Isaiah Tripp | 6’2” | 170 | Point Guard | Edmondson-Westside HS | Baltimore MD
KSU has been known to patrol the DMV (DC/Maryland/Virginia) area for talent, so you know the coaching staff is aware of this guy. Tripp has offers from at least two other A-Sun schools and interest from others.
The first thing I noticed about Tripp’s game was his yo-yo like control of the basketball. His play on the defensive end was also inspiring – he closed out on shooters consistently and seemed to be operating in general defensive concepts when others were either daydreaming or hugging a man regardless of ball position, etc. Looked well-adjusted to coming off ball screens as he rose up and knocked home a jumper going shoulder-to-shoulder and maintained excellent upper body control/form in doing so. Crashed the glass consistently from the weak side (actually looking for a body to put his on and box out). Reminded me of John Wall in the sense that he almost preferred to use his off-hand when penetrating and finished exceptionally well with it as well. The lefty showed poise in maturity in not complaining to referees when calls didn’t his or his team’s way. Impressive prospect who’s a sure-fire D1 player. Could be impact high major if he learns to use his wingspan more on the defensive end – quick feet!
Qua Doster | 6’1” | ??? | Point Guard | Trent Internationale School | Houston TX
Doster has drawn interest from Arkansas and other schools. He would be a good option with decent size for the position.
Charlie Byers | 5’10” | ??? | Point Guard | Sinclair CC/Moeller HS | Cincinnati OH
Byers comes from the same high school as Grant Benzinger, who was offered last year by the Owls. KSU has a strong recruiting hold on Ohio in general, so the connections are there. Byers is having a down a year shooting-wise in his sophomore year as a JUCO player, but he can pass the rock and has some quick hands.
Keshaun Mayfield | 6’5” | ??? | Point Guard | Waycross CC/Franklin County HS | Cincinnati OH
A Georgia product whose brother played his freshman year at UGA. Mayfield may not be the best of the bunch, but he is a big point guard who can pass the ball.