2006 Focus: Josh Guillory

Josh Guillory, a high-flying wing from Southern California's 2006 class, has several schools on his early list, with a couple favorites...

Josh Guillory, 6-5 JR SG Lynwood (Calif.) High, is one of the best athletes in the class of 2006. A big-time leaper, Guillory has a great basketball body and a ton of potential. His outside shot is coming along nicely and he's a threat from three-point range.

Guillory, though, still needs a lot of work in several areas. His ballhandling is just average, while his focus and decision-making need to improve significantly for him to play at a high level. That being said, he's got an upside and he'll be one of the more intriguing prospects to watch from 2006.

We spoke with Guillory recently and asked if he had an early list of schools that he's interested in at this time.

"Arizona, Louisville, Maryland, New Mexico, Florida, USC and UCLA," said Guillory.

Asked if any schools stand out from the pack, Guillory replied, "Arizona and Washington -- I like those two schools."

With several programs outside of the west, we asked Guillory if location is an issue. Guillory said, "I think I'd like to get away -- I might leave the West Coast."

When asked about other factors that might influence his choice, Guillory said, "I want someplace that has a good criminal justice program. And early playing time will be important."

Guillory told us he currently has a 3.1 GPA.

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