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10 High Basketball IQ PG’s In 2021

06/24/2020, 9:00am EDT
By Scott Hankamp, Prep Hoops MI


Posted On: 06/17/20 8:59 AM

The class of 2021 is deep and talented. There are a lot of very skilled floor generals that can be found. Let’s break the point guard’s down even farther and look at “basketball IQ”. I’ll give you a list of 10 lead guards from Michigan’s class of 2021 that I believe have this tool on their belt.


Deon Hayes (PG, North Farmington)

Hayes has all the physical tools, but also has the mental toughness to be great as well. He isn’t afraid of a challenge and his teammates will follow that. 

Linden Holder (PG, Warren De La Salle)

Holder has the ability to see what his team needs. He has shown the ability to read the game and be able to be a score first or pass first point guard.

Mike Holdsclaw (PG, Riverview Gabriel Richard)

Holdsclaw will be a nice add for a school at the next level, and his basketball IQ is a big part of that. He recognizes what his teammates do well and puts them in position to succeed. 

Jason Jergens (PG, Marcellus Howardsville Christian)

Jergens has such a natural feel for the game. He earned that feel though, through relentless training in the gym. Jergens has great shot selection and is incredibly efficient.

Christian Johnson (PG, L’Anse Creuse North)

Johnson is a must see prospect for college coaches. He is completely equipped to be great at the next level. Johnson is so smart with the ball and he keeps mental mistakes to a bare minimum.

Blake Lund (CG, Linden)

Lund is the type of perimeter player that every coach wants. He’s a leader that always finds a way to influence a game. You can see Lund effortlessly think through the game on every possession.

Trevor Smith (PG, Stoney Creek)

Does Trevor Smith ever not play well? Of course he does, but his bball IQ allows him to hide it. Smith finds what’s working on any given night and rolls with it.

Bryan Tyler (PG, Romulus)

Tyler’s basketball IQ allows him to see the floor, find his teammates, and figure out the best way to get them the ball. He’s one of the best pure passers in the class of 2021.

Sam Versteeg (PG, Grand Rapids Christian)

Versteeg is super slippery and quick with the ball. He utilizes his speed in change of direction to keep defenders spinning. Versteeg always seems to make the right pass at the right time.

Marcus Wourmann (PG, East Lansing)

Wourmann is underrated, let’s start there. If the game is on the line and we have 1 possession, I want a big play floor leader like him. Wourmann simply knows what to do when a big bucket is needed.

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