The 2009 shooting guard list is very strong at the top, but then fades quite a bit. This isn't a deep class at this point and there are few high major prospects. Bradley gets a very slight edge for the number one ranking as of now. A terrific athlete, Bradley is a great competitor with the ability to guard mulitple positions. His shot was a question mark last year, but he's become more consistent in the 16-17 foot range. Snaer is right behind Bradley and may overtake him at some point. Snaer has ideal size for a two-guard and he's the best shooter on this list Marshall is perhaps the most versatile player in the group. He does a lot of different things to help his team win and he's also a very good athlete. His shot is just fair at this point and that is an area where he needs to improve. Cunningham has good ball skills for a shooting guard, as well as a very nice frame with good length. Haws is a well-rounded prospect who can do a lot of things well.
1) Avery Bradley, 6-2, Tacoma (Wash.) Bellarmine Prep
2) Michael Snaer, 6-4, Moreno Valley (Calif.) Rancho Verde
3) Anthony Marshall, 6-1, Las Vegas (Nev.) Mojave
4) Jared Cunningham, 6-3, San Leandro (Calif.) High Arizona State
5) Tyler Haws, 6-4, Highland (Utah) Lone Peak
6) Rodney Black, 6-3, Moreno Valley (Calif.) Valley View
7) Rayes Gallegos, 6-2, West Jordan (Utah) High
8) Jordan Mackie, 6-3, Los Angeles (Calif.) Dorsey
9) Matt Borton, 6-4, Yakima (Wash.) West Valley
10) Roberto Nelson, 6-3, Santa Barbara (Calif.) High
OTHER SHOOTING GUARDS OF NOTE:
Chris Brew, 6-3, Berkeley (Calif.) St. Mary's UC Santa Barbara
Anthony Brown, 6-4, Spokane (Wash.) Shadle Park Washington State
Jordan Finn, 6-3, Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.) Etiwanda
Stephon Carter, 6-4, Bakersfield (Calif.) Garces
Tim Harris, 6-3, San Jose (Calif.) Valley Christian
Justin Hawkins, 6-2, Woodland Hills (Calif.) Taft UNLV
Cody Hickey, 6-4, Canby (Ore.) High
Keon Pledger, 6-2, Bellflower (Calif.) High
Deronn Scott, 6-3, Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.) Etiwanda
Chase Tapley, 6-1, Sacramento (Calif.) High
Brandan Walton, 6-1, Los Angeles (Calif.) King Drew
West Coast 2009 Rankings: Shooting Guards
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