2024 Pure PG’s to Watch Heading to Spring – Pt 2
ATLANTA, GA – It seems that if all 5 players aren’t in on the scoring parade these days it can be a blemish on a player’s resume, but there’s still room in the modern game for the pure floor general to have an impact beyond just putting it in the net.
These throwbacks can all score for sure, but headed to their pre-senior year spring, next-level programs looking for cerebral and sound guys with the ball in their hands might like what they see below, Part 2 of 2.
By: Keith Agran
Chase Robinson | 5-10 | PG | Buford
Had built his reputation when with New Manchester as a young shooter on the rise but with Malachi Brown having left the program found himself with the ball for the Wolves most of the season, and he’s delivered on the promise by showing off the other aspects of his cerebral game as he’s poised and comfortable in the lead role, can still drill it from deep.
Bronson Blair | 6-0 | PG | Mountain View
Has emerged as one of my favorite dudes this season for his combo of fearlessness, toughness and grit, you see the competitiveness flowing every time he takes the floor and that’s the kind of guy I’d want on my roster, can’t sleep on the skillset as he can break you down off the bounce and handle full-court pressure while getting into some “light em up” runs from all levels with his scoring.
Will Kuimjian | 6-2 | PG | Mt Bethel
Has established himself as a key steady glue piece for an MBCA team with A-D1 title aspirations, immediately added another vital offensive piece when he arrived from Pope and has stabilized the ballhandling and given an already experienced and sound team yet another excellent distributor, has the clutch gene as a scoring option you love in your lead guard and is set to take another huge step this spring heading into his senior campaign.
Brannon Gaines | 5-11 | PG | Habersham Central
All the grit and guts you could ask for and a ton of moxie as well, has that “run a team” gene that gives him the look of a natural point man but also has the ferocity of the modern PG to get downhill at the hole, superb and unselfish passer particularly out in space as he can thread some needles, smart defender and a better athlete than is talked about.
Khayri Dunn | 6-1 | PG | Tucker
The Tigers are potentially poised in 5A to be a disruptor as most of the talk is on Eagle’s Landing and Kell, sure to have a hand in any deep playoff run will be Dunn who arrived from Rockdale County and gave them another lethal option alongside stud Josiah Lawson, as a point man he is power-packed taking on defenders and sees the floor really well, in a travel ball setting his all-around values will be on full display this spring and summer.
Josh Kavel | 6-2 | PG | Wesleyan (pictured at top)
Spends a little more time scraping himself off the floor than I think is necessary but it suggests the sly play and contact-inducing style that has quickly become his staple, he does indeed draw fouls and get to the line as a means of firing up his own guys and getting the other team in foul trouble, when upright with the ball for the Wolves he is crafty and tough as nails and with a year to continue his development sets up as an intriguing one to watch this spring.
Quay Wallace | 6-2 | PG | Decatur
Such an explosive and capable scorer he’ll appear from the sidelines to be a true 2 but in projecting forward he’ll likely have to be a primary ballhandler at the next level, and he can handle that role as he showed last travel season with a Promise Elite team that had a ton of good guards and everyone handled it, as a locomotive downhill force and serious bombardier from long range he can keep defenses guessing when in charge of the ball.
Keith Agran has lived in Georgia since 2011 and joined OTR as a National Evaluator in 2021. He previously scouted for Prep Hoops dating back to 2019, and also spent 3 years as a sports writer at two newspapers in New Jersey. After a championship-coaching background on the HS-level also in NJ, he accepted the Girl’s Basketball Head Coaching position in May 2022 at Mt Bethel Christian Academy and now balances scouting and coaching still with a keen eye on talent around the region. You can reach him at email@example.com and follow him on Twitter @BracketSage.
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