Final 2005 West Coast Rankings: Shooting Guards

Mike Roll, Kashif Watson and Seketoure Henry are among the top shooting guards...

The class of 2005 shooting guards has a number of players who are close in ability and the class is fairly deep. Roll gets the nod for the top slot after an outstanding senior year in which he carried an undermanned team to a CIF championship. It's an overused term, but Roll is truly an old-school player. He's an outstanding shooter, with a great mid-range game. But his ability to move without the ball, his toughness and competitiveness, as well as his terrific feel for the game, are what separates him from the pack. Watson is the younger brother of Tennessee's C.J. Watson and he appears to finally be delivering on his significant potential. An outstanding athlete, Watson has seen his shot become more consistent in the last year and we believe he's only going to get better. With continued development, Watson could end up being a steal for San Diego State. 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. Williams is among the elite athletes in the west and he might end up being as good as any shooting guard in the class. He's got deep range on his shot and he can finish at the rim. With more focus and discipline, Williams can be a very good player at the high major level. 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.

1) Mike Roll, 6-5, Aliso Viejo (Calif.) Aliso Niguel
2) Kashif Watson, 6-3, Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman
3) Seketoure Henry, 6-2, Lynwood (Calif.) High
4) Danny Williams, 6-3, Los Angeles (Calif.) Fremont
5) Terrence Williams, 6-5, Seattle (Wash.) Rainier Beach
6) Joey Shaw, 6-6, Glendale (Ariz.) Deer Valley
7) Anthony Goods, 6-2, Corona (Calif.) Centennial
8) Stephen Gilling, 6-2, Chino Hills (Calif.) Ayala
9) Matt Mortensen, 6-5, Provo (Utah) Timpview
10 Tyler Newbold, 6-4, Payson (Utah) High

Other Shooting Guards of Note:

D'Andre Bell, 6-4, Los Angeles (Calif.) Palisades
Lance Hurdle, 6-2, La Mesa (Calif.) Helix
Bryan Harvey, 6-5, Compton (Calif.) Dominguez
Jason Hill, 6-3, Reseda (Calif.) Cleveland
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, Compton (Calif.) Dominguez
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.) Westchester
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
Collin Robinson, 6-0, Diamond Bar (Calif.) High

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