West Coast Pre-Summer Rankings: Shooting Guards

The West Coast class of 2005 shooting guards is fairly deep, but lacks any clear-cut elite prospects...

While the 2005 class of West Coast shooting guards has a number of
intriguing players, there are currently none that we would classify
as definite elite, high major prospects. This class has several prospects who have a chance to develop into very good players, but they all have a long way to go before they're ready to play at the high major level. Williams gets the nod at this time as the best prospect, but that could certainly change in the future. Williams has a great body, very good athleticism and a decent skill set. His outside shot needs to become more consistent, though, and his decision-making needs work. Shaw is one of the best shooters in the west, but he'll need to add weight and strength to play at the high major level. Harvey is a streaky shooter with deep range, but needs to work on shot selection, as well as finding other ways to contribute. Marcus Williams has a nice feel for the game and he's fairly skilled. Henry is another very good shooter with excellent range. He'll need to work on his ball-handling and decision-making to play at the high major level.

1) Terrence Williams, 6-5 Seattle (Wash.) Rainier Beach
2) Joey Shaw, 6-6 Chandler (Ariz.) High
3) Bryan Harvey, 6-5 Compton (Calif.) Dominguez
4) Marcus Williams, 6-6 Seattle (Wash.) Roosevelt
5) Seketoure Henry, 6-2 Lynwood (Calif.) High
6) Danny Williams, 6-3 Los Angeles (Calif.) Fremont
7) Tyler Newbold, 6-4 Payson (Utah) High
8) Matt Mortensen, 6-5 Provo (Utah) Timpview
9) Stephen Gilling, 6-2 Chino Hills (Calif.) Ayala
10) Kashif Watson, 6-2 Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman


Other Shooting Guards of Note:

Jason Hill, 6-3 Reseda (Calif.) Cleveland
Lamar Falley, 6-3 Las Vegas (Nev.) Durango
Harvey Hale, 6-2 Albuquerque (NM) Rio Grande
Marcus Carter, Jr., 6-4 Claremont (Calif.) High
Brantley Watson, 6-4 Long Beach (Calif.) Jordan
Kaleo Kina, 6-2 Phoenix (Ariz.) Trevor Browne
Davon Lloyd, 6-2 Compton (Calif.) Dominguez
Alex Okafor, 6-3 San Jose (Calif.) Archbishop Mitty
Buchi Awaji, 6-1 Los Angeles (Calif.) Loyola
Hanif Madyun, 6-4 Los Angeles (Calif.) Crenshaw
Joe Ford, 6-4 North Hollywood (Calif.) Campbell Hall
Martin Flores, 6-5 Woodland (Calif.) High
Larry Gordon, 6-2 Montclair (Calif.) High
Devin Graff, 6-1 St. George (Utah) Pineview
Ryan Staudacher, 6-2 Kirkland (Wash.) Lake Washington
LaTravis Turner, 6-3 Portland (Ore.) Lincoln
Desmond Martin, 6-3 Tacoma (Wash.) Foss
Charles Prescott, 6-1 Antioch (Calif.) Deer Valley
Justin Sapp, 6-0 Glendora (Calif.) High
Justonn Smith, 6-2 Woodside (Calif.) High
Daryl Best, 6-3 El Toro (Calif.) High
Ed White, 6-3 North Hollywood (Calif.) Harvard-Westlake
James Williams, 6-4 Aptos (Calif.) High
Justin Holmes, 6-3 Oakland (Calif.) Fremont
Rishi Kakad, 6-2 Phoenix (Ariz.) Horizon
Kevin Snyder, 6-2 Littleton (Col.) Heritage


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