West Rankings: 2004 PGs

The west has some of the best point guard prospects in the country for the class of 2004, including <b>Jordan Farmar</b>, <b>Quentin Thomas</b> and <b>Gabe Pruitt</b>. After the July evaluation period, which one is number one?

The point guard position is fairly strong in the 2004 class, with several high major prospects at the top of the rankings. Thomas gets a slight edge for the top spot due to his upside. He has a rare combination of tools, with great quickness, length and skills. With coaching, and a couple years of development, we believe Thomas will be among the elite players in college basketball. The fact that he's getting recruited by North Carolina and Kansas, among others, pretty much supports our argument. Farmar has a very complete game at a young age. He can score in a variety of ways, but he's also a great distributor and floor general. He put on a show this summer and demonstrated that he's among the elite point guards in the country. Like Thomas, Pruitt is another player who oozes upside. Pruitt has seen his athleticism improve dramatically in the last year and he could still be maturing physically. While he has the ability to score from anywhere on the floor, Pruitt also shows great instincts and finds teammates consistently for open looks. Because of his size and scoring ability, Pruitt may also spend some time at shooting guard in college.  Kellogg is another player who might play either guard spot. In terms of pure talent and athleticism, he's right there with any guard in the west. He'll need to refine his game to play the point, but he has tremendous potential. Littlejohn is also still learning to play the one, but his quickness and scoring ability make him a very intriguing prospect.

1) Quentin Thomas, 6-2, Oakland (Calif.) Oakland Tech
2) Jordan Farmar, 6-1, Woodland Hills (Calif.) Taft
3) Gabriel Pruitt, 6-3, Los Angeles (Calif.) Westchester
4) Antonio Kellogg, 6-1, Oakland (Calif.) McClymonds
5) Cornell Littlejohn, 6-0, Fairfield (Calif.) Vanden
6) Derrick Low, 6-0, Honolulu (Hawaii) Iolani
7) Ceylon Taylor, 6-1, San Jose (Calif.) Pioneer
8) Marcus Everett, 6-1, West Hills (Calif.) Chaminade
9) Lyndale Burleson, 6-2, Seattle (Wash.) Franklin
10) Ramone Wellington, 6-2, Vallejo (Calif.) Bethel
11) Rico Tucker, 5-11, San Diego (Calif.) University
12) Garrett McKinstry, 6-1 Kingston (Wash.) North Kitsap
13) Brody Angley, 5-11, Redding (Calif.) Enterprise
14) James Loe, 5-9, Hillsboro (Ore.) High
15) Patrick Mitchell, 6-0, El Cerrito (Calif.) High

Other Point Guards Of Note:

Darren Morrison, 6-0, Los Angeles (Calif.) Price
Vincent Oliver, 6-2, Los Angeles (Calif.) Loyola
Nick Livi, 5-11, Sammamish (Wash.) Eastlake
Taylor Christensen, 5-11 Bountiful (Utah) High
Jason Murdock, 5-11, Compton (Calif.) Dominguez
Derek Lee, 5-11 Bakersfield (Calif.) High
Tyler Smith, 6-1 Rancho Santa Margarita (Calif.) Santa Margarita
Darius Joseph, 6-2, Tacoma (Wash.) Wilson
Mike Pagan, 5-9, Los Angeles (Calif.) Verbum Dei
Lamar Hunt, 6-0, San Jose (Calif.) Valley Christian
Stanley Copeland, 5-10, Las Vegas (Nev.) High
Taylor Rochestie, 6-0, Santa Barbara (Calif.) High
Nik Raivio, 6-0, Vancouver (Wash.) Mountain View
Marques Washington, 5-9, Carson (Calif.) High
Jason Daley, 5-10, Palos Verdes (Calif.) Rolling Hills Prep
Ryan Holmes, 6-0, Phoenix (Ariz.) Millenium
Anthony Palmer, 5-9, San Diego (Calif.) High
Josh Cottle, 6-0, Heber City (Utah) Wasatch
Chad Troyer, 6-1 Seattle (Wash.) Seattle Prep
Eric Bell, 6-2, Selah (Wash.) High
Jon Ricks, 5-10 Lakewood (Calif.) Artesia
Christopher Stanko, 5-10, Reno (Nev.) High
Arthur Drumwright, 6-0, Etiwanda (Calif.) High
Justin Argenal, 6-0, Concord (Calif.) De La Salle
Darren Stafford, 5-11, Phoenix (Ariz.) North
Amos Carter, 5-11, Vallejo (Calif.) High
Stas Chomokas, 5-10, Gilbert (Ariz.) High
Weleh Dennis, 5-10, Carmichael (Calif.) Jesuit
Brandt Bangs, 5-10, Santa Ana (Calif.) Foothill
Timmy Crowell, 6-1, Albuquerque (New Mexico) Sandia
Donnie Harrison, 6-0, Portland (Ore.) Grant
Bowie Jeffs, 6-0, Castle Dale (Utah) Emery
Josh Jenkins, 5-11, Albuquerque (New Mexico) Valley
Marques Benjamin, 5-10, San Jose (Calif.) Lincoln
Kyle Johnson, 5-11, Carmichael (Calif.) Jesuit
Jeff Wayman, 6-2, Hoquiam (Wash.) High
Maurice Johnson, 6-0, Fullerton (Calif.) Troy
Jermaine Calvin, 5-9, Tempe (Ariz.) McClintock
Kyle Lewis, 5-8, Victorville (Calif.) Silverado
Joey Pariseau, 6-0, Spokane (Wash.) Shadle Park
Kenneth Maye, 5-10, San Diego (Calif.) Hoover
Matt Pinegar, 6-0, Provo (Utah) Timpview
Tim Denson, 6-0, Corona (Calif.) Santiago
Frank Frasier, 5-11, Chino Hills (Calif.) Ayala
Jude Roybal, 5-11, Albuquerque (New Mexico) Cibola
Baree Ward, 5-10, Tacoma (Wash.) Mt. Tahoma
Josh Lostlen, 5-11, Bellevue (Wash.) Newport
Keon Taylor, 5-10, San Pedro (Calif.) High
Giovanni Woods, 6-2, Lacey (Wash.) River Ridge
Jamal Bell, 6-0, Los Angeles (Calif.) Dorsey
Delvaughn Livingston-Tinned, 6-0, Mukilteo (Wash.) Mariner
Ryan Howard, 5-8, Torrance (Calif.) Bishop Montgomery
Marvin Mills, 6-0, Los Angeles (Calif.) King Drew
Tywain McTyer, 5-11, Las Vegas (Nev.) Durango
Jeff Burns, 6-0, Renton (Wash.) High
Colby Vranes, 5-11 Taylorsville (Utah) High

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