2021 Washington Point Guards to Watch
Prep Girls Hoops takes a look at five of Washington’s best point guards in the class of 2021. At least four of these players are undersized by many’s perception, but they each bring a lot of talent and fire power to…
Prep Girls Hoops takes a look at five of Washington’s best point guards in the class of 2021. At least four of these players are undersized by many’s perception, but they each bring a lot of talent and fire power to any team they play on. All five of these sophomores are legit college prospects at some level to be determined.
2021 Point Guards to Watch:
Hayley Flores, 5’6, PG, Auburn Mountainview HS- Hayley is a floor general by nature. She’s had the ball in her hands since a young age and she is more than comfortable running the point. Her handle is slick and she uses a lot of in and out, stutter step moves to get by her defender on a consistent basis. Hayley’s basketball IQ and work ethic might be her two best attributes, which is always needed from your primary ball handler. She can shoot the 3 point shot and makes her free throws at a high rate, so she is fully trustworthy with the ball in her hands at the end of a game. The sophomore is averaging about 11 points per game and a handful of assists for the Auburn Mountainview Lions.
Ashlyn Wallace, 5’6, PG, Clarkston HS- Ashlyn is one of the best point guards in the state, regardless of class. The left-handed point guard is a high level-shooter and can really get hot from deep. She is a disruptor defensively with quick hands deflecting passes and getting steals jumping into passing lanes. On the offensive end she is capable of putting up 25-30 plus points at the high school level and can score them in a hurry. Division 1 colleges are already aware of Ashlyn, as her game has translated to the travel circuit as well.
Julianna Walker, 5’5, PG, Annie Wright HS- Not too many players put up better stats in Washington than Juliana Walker. She causes havoc at the 1A level averaging over 35 points, 10 steals and 7 assists per game. She can shoot it from really deep and the release is awkward, but extremely effective. Julianna is well on her way to playing Division 1 basketball and looks to lead Annie Wright to the 1A State Tournament.
Esmeralda Morales, 5’3, PG, Bethel HS- This sophomore point guard is very skilled and well trained. She has smooth shooting form and handles the ball just as well. She averaged over 16 points per game, as a freshman, playing in the 3A classification. Her offensive outbursts led to her being named the 3A Pierce County League Offensive Player of the Year. This is not a common award for a freshman in that league. Esmeralda also has great instincts defensively and she’s capable of grabbing 5 or more steals in a game with her quick hands and reaction time. After a successful travel season with Nike Team Northwest’s 16U team, she has led Bethel to a 4-1 record early in the season.
Joclyen Wyatt, 5’8, PG/SG, Lincoln HS- Tacoma is known for producing high level athletes and Joclyen falls into that category. She has all of the physical attributes of a college prospect when you talk about speed, quickness, aggression and natural play-making ability. This is not to discount her skill! She has put up 20 or more points multiple times this season and she has made progress in her game year by year. Joclyen will suit up for Tree of Hope once again next travel season.
Photo Credit: The News Tribune (Tacoma)