Top 5 available senior SG's

As the high school season wears on, the amount of quality available senior recruits continues to dwindle. Over the next few days Scout will take a look at the top five uncommitted players at each position. On Monday, the point guard position was featured. Today lets dig into the shooting guard spot, where Malik Newman and Kobie Eubanks lead the way.

Malik Newman is the clear choice for the best available shooting guard in the 2015 class. Arguably the top perimeter scorer in the class, Newman, a 6-foot-3 guard, is terrific at creating space with his dribble and can consistently make tough shots off the pull. A good -- although not explosive -- athlete, Newman is gifted at getting to the rim and adjusting his shots once there. Newman has taken unofficial visits to local schools Mississippi and Mississippi State, as well as Kentucky. Newman is expected to take official visits to Kansas, Kentucky, LSU, N.C. State and Ohio State.


Kobie Eubanks was supposed to be playing basketball for Baylor this season. But due to complications with a transcript, Eubanks was forced to do a post-graduate season at Delray Beach (Fla.) Elev-8 Prep. A 6-foot-5, 210-pound wing, Eubanks is a strong, physical scorer. He’s a good shooter off the catch, can get to mid-range and make shots, but also has developed a post game. Eubanks cut his list to Georgia, Missouri, Oregon, Texas and UCLA last week.


One of the more intriguing options still available is K.J. Walton, who hails from Brownsburg (Ind.) High. Walton is having a strong senior season, according to colleague Brian Snow: “He’s playing really well.” Walton is a 6-foot-3 tough, attacking guard. He finishes well through contact and has a knack for getting to the free throw line because of his aggressive, physical mentality on the offensive end. At this stage schools like Cincinnati, Creighton, Minnesot and Xavier are dabbling with his recruitment.


My first viewings of Tyson Jolly came at the Tarkanian Classic and he certainly impressed. At 6-foot-4, Jolly has a long, lean frame. He’s a pretty good athlete with potential as a wing defender. He slashed well to the basket, but also showed good form on his long-range jump shot. A host of high major and upper tier mid-major schools are tracking Jolly, who recently told kfor.com that he could potential pursue a post-graduate year to try and improve his body.

A native of the Washington, D.C. area, Jamall Gregory opted for a post-graduate year at Delray Beach (Fla.) Elev-8 Prep and it has certainly helped his recruitment. Gregory, who stands 6-foot-4, is a tough, athletic guard that would excel in a fast paced environment. He gets after it on defense, plays well in transition and enjoys physical play. At this stage, Gregory has interest from Creighton, Kansas State, Maryland, Minnesota and VCU.


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