Rankings: Rising Senior Point Guards

The new rankings are coming - providing you all a nice list of prospects to watch going into the summer's evaluation period. We start with the point guards, and guys like Armando Surratt, Richard Midgley and Tim Drisdom...

It's difficult to rate a player the best at his position mostly based on one outstanding tournament. Usually we like to see a player re-produce elite performances like the one Armando Surratt turned in at the tournament in Fresno Memorial Day weekend before we anoint him #1. But Surratt has, in the past, showed that amazing quickness and athleticism of his but, in Fresno, showed that his skills have caught up with his pure physical gifts. Plus, it's a down year for point guards on the west coast and, even if Surratt can't consistently perform like he did in Fresno for the rest of the summer, talent-wise, he probably still is the #1 point guard in the class. It's a close call for the #2 position - between Richard Midgley and Tim Drisdom. Their games are similar in many ways, but we give the edge to Midgley because he might be slightly quicker and more athletic. The guy on the list with some of the most pure talent, possibly equal to Surratt, is Jason McKinney. But McKinney is coming off a broken leg, which kept him out his entire junior year. Also, McKinney has yet to really prove he can sustain consistently good play and stay under control.

RISING SENIOR POINT GUARDS

1 Armando Surratt, 5-9, Oakland (Calif.) Tech
2. Richard Midgley, 6-1, Modesto (Calif.) Christian
3. Tim Drisdom, 6-2, Downey (Calif.) Cavalry Chapel
4. C.J. Watson, 6-1, Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman
5. Ashanti Cook, 6-1, Los Angeles (Calif.) Westchester
6. Keion Kindred, 6-2, Compton (Calif.) Dominguez
7. Frank Brown, 6-0, Las Vegas (Nev.) Durango
8. Jason McKinney, 5-9, Inglewood (Calif.) High
9. Patrick Haddan, 6-1, Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei
10. Curtis Lincoln, 5-10, Portland (Ore.) Jefferson
11. Shawn Moore, 5-10, Tucson (Ariz.) Santa Rita
12. DeShaun Freeman, 5-10, Berkeley (Calif.) St. Mary's
13. Travis Smith, 6-2 Rancho Santa Margarita (Calif.) Santa Margarita
14. Derrick Clark, 6-1 Lawndale (Calif.) Leuzinger
15. Jamal Hall, 6-1, Pasadena (Calif.) Muir
16. Carlos Rivers, 5-10 Long Beach (Calif.) Poly
17. Eugene "Pooh" Jeter, 5-7, Gardena (Calif.) Serra
18. Nate Robinson, 5-9, San Jose (Calif.)
19. Keith Ellison, 6-2, Redondo Beach (Calif.) Redondo Union
20. D'Shon Cannon, 5-9, Phoenix (Ariz.) Carl Hayden

Other Rising Senior Point Guards of Note:

D.J. Smedley, 5-9, San Francisco (Calif.) Lincoln
Zach Latimer, 6-2, Aurora (Col.) Gateway
Hakim Gilliard, 5-8, Mountain View (Calif.) St. Francis
Harry Ramirez, 5-11, Yuma (Ariz.) High
Dominic Dixon 5-10, Seattle (Wash.) O'Dea
David Gale, 6-0, Sherman Oaks (Calif.) Buckley
Rommel Marentez, 5-9, San Diego (Calif.) St. Augustine
Aaron Gipson, 5-9, Etiwanda (Calif.) High
John Sharper, 5-11, Berkeley (Calif.) St. Mary's
Fernando Sampson, 6-1, Los Angeles (Calif.) Fairfax
Asher Kupperman, 5-11, Santa Barbara (Calif.) San Marcos
Chris Tarne, 6-1, Crescenta Valley (Calif.) High
Logan Garvin, 6-1 Philomath (Ore.) High
Jason Taylor, 5-11 Anaheim (Calif.) Canyon
Evan Cohn, 6-0 Issaquah (Wash.) High
Carlton Weatherby, 5-9 Tacoma (Wash.) Curtis
Will Sheslow, 5-11, North Hills (Calif.) Chaminade
Joe Calderon, 5-9 San Jose (Calif.) Valley Christian
Adam Watts, 5-10 Salt Lake City (Utah) Cottonwood
Ricky Williams 5-10 Hayward (Calif.) High
Tavio Hobson 6-0 Seattle (Wash.) Prep
Joel Worcester, 5-10 Eugene (Ore.) Churchill
Carl McCullough, 6-0 Oceanside (Calif.) El Camino
Cole Price, 5-11 Lynden (Wash.) High
Ryan Webb 6-0, Mountlake Terrace (Wash.) High
David Lehmann, 5-9 Honolulu (Haw.) Lutheran
Paul Mohr, 6-0 Tempe (Ariz.) Marcos De Niza
Greg Nelson, 5-11 Carlsbad (Calif.) High
Michael Stitt 5-9 Bremerton (Wash.) High
Grayson Tenny, 6-0 Bend (Ore.) Mountain View
Mike Butefuhr, 5-11 Bainbridge (Wash.) High
Justin Bell, 5-11 Escondido (Calif.) High
Evan Kirkpatrick 5-9 Mark Morris (Wash.) Longview
Marvin Carraway, 6-2 Fresno (Calif.) Washington Union
Tony Binetti, 5-10 Enumclaw (Wash.) High

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