2005 West Coast Rankings: Shooting Guards

Joey Shaw, D'Andre Bell, Terrence Williams, Seketoure Henry and Danny Williams are among the top shooting guards in the west for the class of 2005...

The class of 2005 shooting guards in the west is a deep group, but there is not a lot of elite talent. There are a number of players who are close in ability and there is very little separating the top ten players. After a summer in which he missed very few open shots, Shaw gets the nod for the top slot. He's one of the top couple shooters in the west and he's a better athlete than people give him credit for being. He'll need to add weight and strength at the next level, but we think he has a significant upside. Henry is another one of the terrific shooters in the west, with a sweet lefty stroke to well beyond the stripe. He's improved his handle in the last year and he could end up playing some backup minutes at the one down the road.  Danny Williams is among the elite athletes in the west and he's also a football prospect. If he focuses on basketball, he could end up being as good as any shooting guard in the class. Terrence Williams has great size and he's a very good athlete. He needs to improve his decision-making and approach to the game, but he can handle the ball and get to the basket. Bell has a very good body and the best mid-range game in the west. His stroke beyond the stripe needs to become more consistent, but he can handle and pass well.

1) Joey Shaw, 6-6, Glendale (Ariz.) Deer Valley
2) Seketoure Henry, 6-2, Lynwood (Calif.) High
3) Danny Williams, 6-3, Los Angeles (Calif.) Fremont
4) Terrence Williams, 6-5, Seattle (Wash.) Rainier Beach
5) D'Andre Bell, 6-4, Los Angeles (Calif.) Palisades
6) Kashif Watson, 6-3, Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman
7) Anthony Goods, 6-2, Corona (Calif.) Centennial
8) Bryan Harvey, 6-5, Compton (Calif.) Dominguez
9) Stephen Gilling, 6-2, Chino Hills (Calif.) Ayala
10 Tyler Newbold, 6-4, Payson (Utah) High

Other Shooting Guards of Note:

Jason Hill, 6-3, Reseda (Calif.) Cleveland
Matt Mortensen, 6-5, Provo (Utah) Timpview
David Carter, 6-1, Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.) Etiwanda
Harvey Hale, 6-2, Albuquerque (NM) Rio Grande
Joe Malone, 6-2, Los Angeles (Calif.) Verbum Dei
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, 6-4, 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
Sean Cunningham, 6-2, Los Angeles (Calif.) Murphy
Jackson Emery, 6-3, Highland (Utah) Lone Peak
Pierre Curtis, 6-2, Denver (Col.) Denver East

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