Getting our first true glance at the talent at Huntington Prep recently, the program looks to be one of the most talented teams in the country once again. With Top-100 level talent across the board at every position, Huntington Prep is one of the best teams in the country, hands down.
When checking the team out on our Phenom Hoops Open Gym tour, one player really caught our eyes. Getting a chance to watch 2021 guard Shane Dezonie, we came away highly impressed with his ability to get downhill, knock down shots, and create for himself as well as others.
Currently ranked No. 82 by 247Sports and No. 76 by Rivals in the country, we had a question… Is Dezonie ranked too low?
After watching him play, we think so…
“My game is a strong guard that defend 1-4, who can distribute the ball, and can score in different ways,” Dezonie told Phenom Hoop Report. That is exactly what we saw, as the combo guard showcased underrated vision, his intelligence on the floor, and his ability to be a decisive scorer inside and out, using his strength to his advantage.
Playing for Huntington Prep, Dezonie has a chance to be a starter this year, as his role will be to play tremendous defense and to be a playmaker on the defensive end. Getting a better understanding of Dezonie’s capability, we reached out to PSA Cardinals Terrence “Munch” Williams as well to get a coaches’ perspective.
“Shane is one of the most complete guards in the 2021 class,” he said. “He competes on both ends of the court every second of the game. He will be a big-time national recruit because he can play either guard position equally. The PSA Cardinals are blessed to have him as part of our program and look forward to the leadership he will bring to us this spring/summer.”
Looking at his list of offers currently, it is only a matter of time when more high-major programs start coming his way. He holds offers currently from Ole Miss, Rutgers, Temple, Tulane, St. Louis, Bryant, Iona, Hartford, and LaSalle.
But schools like Auburn, Louisville, Michigan, Ohio State, Iowa State, NC State, West Virginia, Cincinnati, and Georgia have all expressed interest, with Auburn, West Virginia, and Cincinnati pushing the hardest.
“They have been talking to me about the way I play and how I could fit in their systems very well,” he said.
Dezonie has all the tools that coaches would love and should easily be regarded as a Top-50 prospect, possibly even higher. Once you see him this year for Huntington Prep, it will be easy to see why.
Phenom Hoops’ Extra Tidbits:
What is Dezonie continuing to work on with his game?
“I’m currently working on being more of a leader that people can count on, being more aggressive on the court, especially on the offensive side. Also, becoming more comfortable with the ball to become a better point guard and my defense. I’m trying to be the best two-way player in the country.”