JAYTON — High school guards who stand 6-foot-4 are uncommon at the Class 6A level. But in Class 1A, sightings of this nature are less frequent than those of Bigfoot.
Yet in Jayton, where the No. 2-ranked Class 1A Jaybirds are currently 21-1, there is ample size to go around, including at the point guard spot where 6-foot-4 senior Nathaniel Williams is currently running the Jayton offense. And this isn’t out of necessity due to a lack of options — he’s simply that good.
Add the fact that Jayton is already blessed with an abundance of height, featuring 6-5 forward Caleb Beck and 6-4 forward Griff Reel, and Williams is freed up to do what he does best — work the perimeter, drive and score, dish, or shoot from beyond the arc.
Entering this week’s games, the senior was averaging 16.5 points, 5.2 boards and 4.1 assists. He’s shooting an eye-popping 59.8 percent from the floor, including a red-hot 44.7-percent tally from 3-point range.