West Coast 2008 Rankings: Shooting Guards

The shooting guards in the west for 2008 are a very solid group. There are multiple players headed to the Pac-10, as well as a number of other prospects who will likely end up at the mid major level...

The West Coast has a very nice crop of shooting guards in 2008. There are high major prospects deep into the list and a lot of players who will end up at the mid major level. Lee gets the nod for the top spot at shooting guard. Previously, we had him as the the number one rated point guard and he may very well spend time at that position in college. However, we feel his ability to score, as well as the likihood that he defends wings, make this an appropriate spot for him. However, Lee does have good point guard skills and he truly can play both spots. Jackson is an explosive athlete with a solid shot to the stripe and a very nice feel for the game. He seldom takes a bad shot and he generally makes very good decisions. Turner had a rough April, but he was very good in July. He looked much more comfortable playing with his July club team than he did in April. He's more of a scorer than pure shooter, but he can knock down the three when given the opportunity. He's got good size and strength, with the potential to be an above average defender. Seeley is an excellent scorer. He's offensive minded and capable of creating his own shot from multiple spots on the florr. Shot selection can be an issue, at times, for him. However, he's very talented and he has the potential to be an immediate impact player at Cal. McLaughlin is a smooth and talented wing with a high skill level. He needs to get stronger, and play more assertively, but he has the upside to be a very nice player at the next level.

1) Malcolm Lee, 6-4, Riverside (Calif.) North  UCLA
2) Reggie Jackson, 6-3, Colorado Springs (Col.) Palmer
3) Elston Turner, Jr. 6-4, Roseville (Calif.) High Washington
4) D.J. Seeley, 6-4, Modesto (Calif.) Modesto Christian  Cal
5) Mark McLaughlin, 6-4, Kenmore (Wash.) Inglemoor
6) Klay Thompson, 6-4, Rancho Santa Margarita (Calif.) Santa Margarita
7) Brendan Lavender, 6-4, Mesa (Ariz.) Mountain View  Arizona
8) Brad Tinsley, 6-4, Oregon City (Ore.) High Pepperdine
9) James Rahon, 6-2, Encinitas (Calif.) Torrey Pines
10) Michael Harthun, 6-2, Medford (Ore.) South Medford WSU
11) Patrick McCollum, 6-2, Tacoma (Wash.) Mt. Tahoma
12) Nick Witherill, 6-2, Scottsdale (Ariz.) Saguaro WSU
13) Shayar Lee, 6-4, Glendale (Ariz.) Apollo
14) Chris Jones, 6-3, Newark (Calif.) Newark Memorial
15) Chris Solomon, 6-2, Los Angeles (Calif.) Fairfax

 

OTHER SHOOTING GUARDS OF NOTE:

Chase Adams, 6-3, Tucson (Ariz.) Salpointe
Keion Bell, 6-2, Pasadena (Calif.) High
Oscar Bellfield, 6-2, Los Angeles (Calif.) Westchester
William Brew, 6-3, Berkeley (Calif.) St. Mary's  UC Santa Barbara
Taylor Brown, 6-5, Sandy (Utah) Alta
Quintin Dailey, Jr., 6-3, Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman
Jared Dubois, 6-3, Los Angeles (Calif.) Westchester
Jon Henderson, 6-2, Salt Lake City (Utah) Highland
Brian Gregory Hill, 6-3, Tucson (Ariz.) High
Rodney Hudson, 6-2, Los Angeles (Calif.) Jordan
Lorne Jackson, 6-1, Simi Valley (Calif.) High
Ryan Kelly, 6-2, Chino Hills (Calif.) Ayala
Scott Krizman, 6-3, Colfax (Calif.) High
Brandon Magee, 6-4, Spanaway (Wash.) Bethel
Charles Odum, 6-1, Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco
Jacob Ranger, 6-4, Carpinteria (Calif.) High
Terance Reaves, 6-1, Long Beach (Calif.) Poly
Dallas Rutherford, 6-2, North Hollywood (Calif.) Campbell Hall
Niko Sachs, 6-4, Glendale (Ariz.) Cactus
Austin Simon, 6-0, San Jose (Calif.) Valley Christian
Bryce Smith, 6-4, Woodland Hills (Calif.) Taft
Eric Strangis, 6-3, La Canada (Calif.) Crescenta Valley
Brenton Thomas, 6-1, Danville (Calif.) San Ramon Valley
Kwame Vaughn, 6-2, Oakland (Calif.) Skyline
Breen Weeks, 6-2, San Diego (Calif.) Cathedral


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