Scouring the Texas, Kansas, and Florida JUCO scene

For the purposes of my own sanity, I wanted to be reassured that there is still some JUCO talent out there at PG. At the moment, our transfer eggs appear to be in the Trivante Bloodman basket. I'm sure this is not the case, but publicly we're not getting any information to suggest otherwise. JUCO recruiting tends to be very quiet anyway.

Last week I profiled some prep point guards still available. Today, I looked team by team at the junior colleges in East Texas, Kansas, and Florida. The Texas search turned up little, but I found some interesting prospects in the other two states. Keep in mind I only looked at sophomores.

Nate Velasco (6'0, Lon Morris College, TX) Velasco was the best PG I could find in Texas. He averaged 10 points a game and around 5 assists. The problem is he hit only 15% this past year from 3. His freshman highlights suggest that he may be a better 3 point shooter than his sophomore year statistics indicate and he looks like a ball hawk on defense.

Hunter Williams (6'0 College of Central Florida) Williams committed to UNF following his freshman year of JUCO, but for whatever reason didn't end up in Jacksonville. I'll just assume it's because he didn't want to attend a college surrounded by strip malls. Strong three point shooter who averaged 4.5 assists per game.

Pierre Bland (6'2 Florida State College - Jacksonville) No idea why but this name sounds very familiar. Bland statistically seems like a complete player. He averaged 12.1 points per game, 5.5 board. 4.5 assists and 2.2 steals.

Daryl Traynham (5'9 Palm Beach State College) Traynham is a name familiar to UMass fans. He played the first half of the 2009-2010 season in Amherst averaging 4.7 point and 3.1 assists in 16 minutes before parting ways after an undisclosed suspension. At Palm Beach, he's put up 10.9 points and has a better than 2:1 A/TO ratio. He's short but quick and sees the floor well. He can shoot too.

Adarius Fulton (6'2 St Johns River SC, FL) Big point guard who average 5 + rebounds and assists as well as 13.1 points. Good shooter all around.

Canon Fields (6'0 Allen Country CC, KS) Great name. Averaged more than 6 assists a game and more than 2 steals. He also turned the ball over quite a bit himself. Fields averaged 13.9 points a game and is statistically a good shooter at the line and beyond the arc.

Jamie Adams (5'9 Colby CC, KS) He's a small but craft point guard. High school highlights show him to be a strong ball handler with a good first step who can take a jumper off the dribble. He seems like a bit of a "shoot first" type guy, but he still averaged nearly 5 assists per game and shot the ball very well.

Tramel White (6'3 Dodge City CC, KS) Gotta give a shout out to this kid from my grandfather's home town  Houma, LA. A big point guard, he averaged nearly 6 boards a game and around 14 points. Nearly a 2:1 A:TO.

Fredrick Conner (6'0 Labette CC, KS) Originally committed to Towson. He averaged 17.5 points per game on 35% from 3. He also averaged 5.7 assists per game. I didn't see any film but I suspect he is a guy who likes to have the ball in his hands.

Bryton Hobbs (6'1 Pratt CC, KS) Two time Missouri state champion, Hobbs averaged 18.6 a game for Pratt to go with 5.9 assists and 3 boards. With numbers like that in a good Kansas league, I'd be surprised if he doesn't end up somewhere in D-1.

Keep in mind a couple of things. With the lack of information out there on JUCO's, it's possible that some of these players have committed elsewhere. It's also important to note that these aren't necessarily players I expect will generate interest from Duquesne. I wanted to point these guys out to highlight that there are options available on the JUCO circuit