BrandonClayScouting.com: Payton Shears – SMP Recruiting Exposure Member


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Class of 2018 shooting guard Payton Shears of Ashland, Ky., is a shot maker and a high energy prospect on the perimeter.

By: @BrandonClayPSB

Brandon Clay’s takeaway – EBASuper64 Camp (June 2017): Shears is a talented, slender-framed option at the guard spot. She didn’t showcase a specific specialty but was productive in multiple facets of the game. I agree with Jon’s take below that she does all of the little things to make her team successful.

Jonathan Hemingway’s takeaway – #CoachHemiShowcase (June 2016): Shears is a capable shot maker. She can hit the open jumper as a left handed guard with accuracy. She showed this weekend other parts of her game, which includes being scrappy on the defensive end. She is very good at boxing out and getting on the floor for loose balls. On the offensive end, she uses both hands very well to handle. In fact at times it is hard to tell whether she is left handed or right handed. Her willingness to move without the ball and stay engaged offensively is important for her as a shooting guard who does not always have the ball in her hands.

Name: Payton Shears
Height: 5’8″
HS Grad Year: 2018
Position: SG
School / Hometown: Boyd County HS (Ashland, Ky.)
Club Team: West Virginia Thunder #PSBFamily


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Brandon-Clay-Bio-2 Brandon Clay is the owner of the JumpOffPlus.com International Report, Peach State Basketball, Inc., and ProspectsNation.com. The JumpOffPlus.com is picked up by more than 200 colleges and universities nationwide. In addition to serving as ProspectsNation.com WNBA Director of Scouting, Clay serves as the Executive Camp Director for the Elite Basketball Academy Camps. He is a McDonald’s All-American Game Selection Committee member. Clay serves on the Naismith Trophy Men’s / Women’s College Player of the Year Academy and is the National Coordinator of Voting for the Boys / Girls All-American Teams. He has been involved in the community since 2001. You can reach Clay at BrandonClay@PeachStateBasketball.com