Region 7 is often a region that doesn’t get enough exposure for the amount of talent that it possesses. In this article, we’ll take a look at some of the top returning key guards that you need to keep your eye on for next year.
– Beulah – (5’9/PG/2023) – Jenna has good size and speed. She sees the floor fairly well and expands her team’s options when running the floor. Jenna is a hustle-style player that can play at both ends defending smaller guards with ease. She can knock down open jumpers or rebound and be a push for the outlet, trailing on the opposite side for a quick strike 3. Jenna has become more versatile and continues to get better by the year.
– Glen Ullin/Hebron – (5’10/PG/2023) – Taylor is a sniper with range. She’s long, lengthy, and can really stretch out the floor with her shooting abilities. Taylor gives opposing guards difficulties with her athletic length. She possesses quick hands and a deadly first step for blowing by defenders. I predict Taylor will have a solid senior year as she recieved all-region honors this past season.
– Hettinger-Scranton – (5’5/CG/2023) – Jensen is a SHOOTER! When she’s hot she’s hot. Ella has proven countless times that she’s able to knock down the open trey ball. She’s more of a spot up shooter, but if your team plays zone against her be prepared as it’s going to rain if your team isn’t disciplined enough to contest her heavily. Ella can play at both ends of the court using her speed and lower body strength to cut off larger guards and stick with them. Ella is another Region 7 diamond in the rough that’ll have a solid senior campaign.
– Bowman County – (5’10/SG/2025) – Sophia has untapped potential. She’s long, freaky athletic, and fast. Sophia plays with pace and space as she runs and reads the open court so well. A player that you can’t leave open as she shoots the trey ball at a high efficient level. Sophia is a great compliment to her team’s play style and teammate works so smoothly together. Once the pair gets going it’s a tough matchup for the rest of the night. Sophia has great core strength for sticking with defenders and often guards one of the opposing team’s top guards disrupting their play style. Headley is a must watch if you haven’t seen her in action yet.
– Bowman County – (5’9/SG/2024) – Jaci is another dark horse on this list. She’s quick, versatile, and does Bowman’s dirty work with hustle plays and solid defense. She’s a great complementary player that isn’t flashy, but efficient and gets whatever job you need to be done. She can be a lock defender or a 3-point specialist. Jaci is the embodiment of what every coach desires in a highly capable player that listens and will do what’s needed to win. It should be exciting watching her more this year as her role has surely increased since last year.