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Nation’s Top-Ranked Shooting Guard Gets Buckets With Ease
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Keyonte George makes scoring look easy.

The Lewisville, Texas shooting guard averaged 23.9 points as a sophomore and dropped 32 against Duncanville — the Lone Star State‘s top Class 6A team — in the 2020 state playoffs.

It’s the staple of his game and the reason he’s attracted attention from some of the top programs in college basketball.

Keyonte George Highlights

Once George crosses half court, he has the green light. The 6-foot-4, 185-pound guard can heat up quickly. He’ll rise for one or two-dribble pull-ups with ease. Give George an inch of space, and it’s a good look for him.

As a spot up shooter, he hunts open space along the perimeter. His pure stroke forces defenders to close out aggressively, opening up mid-range opportunities.

George attacks the rim most often in transition. He flies ahead of the pack and finishes with athletic dunks. He also likes pulling up from downtown. An emphasis on getting to the rim in the half court and polishing his handle will improve his scoring arsenal.

Defensively, George is a sturdy defender when engaged. His physical tools bother smaller guards and force turnovers. It’s a question of when he turns it on.

The five-star recruit has drawn comparisons to NBA guard D’Angelo Russell for his smooth game. Neither Russell nor George are overly athletic. Rather, they are deadly shooters with the skillset to create a bucket at any time.

Keyonte George Basketball Recruiting

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According to the 247Sports Composite Rankings, George is the 12th-ranked recruit in the class of 2022. He’s the nation’s top-rated shooting guard and the number one ranked player in Texas.

George transferred from from Lewisville High School to iSchool Entrepreneurial Academy in May 2020. The iSchool of Lewisville plays a national schedule.

George has offers from the Arizona Wildcats, Arkansas Razorbacks, Baylor Bears, Florida Gators, Iona Gaels, Kansas Jayhawks, LSU Tigers, North Carolina State Wolfpack, Ole Miss Rebels, TCU Horned Frogs, Texas Longhorns, Texas A&M Aggies, and Texas Tech Red Raiders.

He’s also earned interest from John Calipari and the Kentucky Wildcats. New UK assistant coach Jai Lucas recruited George when he was with the Texas Longhorns.

The shooting guard is exploring his options.

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Per Rivals, he took a visit to Texas Tech in January 2020 before the coronavirus pandemic and COVID-19 outbreak. It’s the only visit he’s taken so far.

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Joe Grobeck About the author:
Joe is a graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and lives in Austin, Texas. He believes Ndaumkong Suh should've won the 2009 Heisman and is an avid basketball fan.
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