Prep Showcase: 2017 point guard Kellan Grady emerges

2017 point guard Kellan Grady was among the top performers on the first day of the National Prep Showcase.

Every year a player or two emerges at the National Prep Showcase and this time around it only took a few games to recognize 6-foot-4 guard Kellan Grady as a breakout prospect.

Playing for Northfield (N.H.) Mount Herman, Grady scored 18 points on 7-for-12 shooting, including 4-for-9 from three. Grady also tossed out four assists.

“I think I played pretty well,” Grady told Scout. “I was aggressive from the start. Making my first few shots is obviously a good thing for me. That really got me going and I got my teammates going, I thought.”

In the past Grady has played off the ball, but he’s in the midst of a transition to the point guard spot. He obviously has good size for the position, but he also has good length. On Friday, Grady made good decisions with the ball, proved to be a good passer and knocked down open shots, which helped open up his floor game.

“This is my first year of high school, other than my freshman year, where I’m playing full time point guard,” he said. “It’s been an adjustment and I still have a lot of things to learn, but I think today was a pretty good start for me.”

“I like it a lot,” he added about the point guard position. “A lot of schools that are recruiting me see me as a point guard and they like my length and my size. I just need to refine my handle a little more and become a more vocal leader.”

A good start would be an understatement. Although Northfield Mount Hermon managed to blow out Lee Academy, they did it in impressive fashion and Grady was the catalyst. If Friday was any indication, Grady, a 2017 prospect, is set to see his stock rise significantly among college coaches.

“I’ve got 19 offers so far,” Grady said. “My favorite is Davidson. They are my top right now. I visited October 17th. I’ve visited a bunch of schools. Two that haven’t offered, but I’m really into are Butler and Villanova. I talk to them a good amount, especially a couple assistants from Butler. Overall it’s been going pretty well.”

What sticks out about Davidson to Grady?

“I think coach McKillop is a great, reputable name and a really good guy to play for,” he said. “Their offense, I love. I’m more into offenses where there’s a lot of ball movement and a lot of screens, that type of stuff. That’s the way Bob McKillop plays at Davidson, I think I could fit in well there. As of now that’s my best option, but we’ll see I have a ways to go.”

To go with a visit to Davidson, Grady has also taken unofficial visits to Xavier, Richmond, Rhode Island, Boston College, Dartmouth, Harvard, Brown and Princeton.

“I’m going to let the season play out,” Grady said. “I’m still interested in a lot of other schools, it’s just as of now Davidson is at the top.”

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