Nych Smith may be small in height (5-foot-10), but he’s strong and tough. Smith is quick and able to break down defenders. While we list him as a lead guard, his mentality – at least on his high school team – is more to get points. He can get hot from three, is comfortable pulling up for mid-range jump shots and has a floater. He’s quick laterally and a tough kid that will compete on the defensive end as well.
This is a name recruitniks in the Midwest have been familiar with for quite some time. Hyron Edwards is quick and effective when he’s able to push the break and make plays in transition. While Edwards is a good passer, he's also a more than capable scorer that can break out for big point totals. In fact, he’s had multiple 40-point games during his senior season. Word is his jump shot has improved, which opens up his already impressive driving game.
For a potential lead guard, Damian Wilson has very good size at 6-foot-4. In my only viewing, Wilson displayed quickness and was able to consistently get into the paint. He’s strong and physical when he drives and plays well through contact. Wilson proved to be a good passer with impressive vision, as well as a strong finisher at the rim. Wilson, who is one of the top available recruits on the west coast, is one to track as his senior season comes to a close.
Top 5 available senior PG's
After sitting out last spring and summer due to an injury, Traci Carter is back and starting to reach 100-percent. At the Hoop Hall Classic a few weeks ago, Carter impressed with his toughness, playmaking ability and his on the ball defense. He’s streaky from long-range, but Carter, who shoots a high arcing jump shot, is capable of getting it going. He’s also a good pull-up jump shooter. This will be a quality late pick up for a high-major program.
Marcus LoVett is the highest rated lead guard still available. From strictly talent standpoint, LoVett may be a tad low in the 2015 rankings. A southpaw, LoVett is quick and elusive. He’s effective off the dribble, has keen vision and is comfortable pulling up off the bounce for mid-range jump shots. LoVett is a pretty good long-range threat and can heat up in a hurry. LoVett transferred to Chicago (Ill.) Morgan Park from California for his senior season.