West Coast 2010 Rankings: Guards

The West Coast class of 2010 is a bit down this year, especially when it comes to point guards. But the shooting guards are a very solid group, with some terrific talent at the top of the rankings...

The 2010 West Coast point guards are a bit down this year, lacking in both elite talent and quality depth. Holt is the clear-cut top choice, as he possesses a nice combination of size, quickness, skill level and feel for the game. Walker is a terrific athlete and he can shoot it to the stripe. He's not a true PG, but his ball skills are good enough to put him on this list as a potential one down the road. Mayes is a very solid and fundamentally sound prospect that consistently knocks down open jumpers. Gathers is another guy that isn't a true point guard, but he's an impressive athlete with a significant upside. Feeney has above average skills and good quickness, but does need to improve his approach to the game.

1) Stephen Holt, 6-3, Portland (Ore.) Jesuit
2) James Walker, 6-1, Los Alamitos (Calif.) High
3) Jordin Mayes, 6-1, Los Angeles (Calif.) Westchester
4) Jordan Gathers, 6-1, Woodland Hills (Calif.) Taft
5) Thomas Feeney, Jr., 6-1, Anchorage (Alaska) West
6) Julian Caldwell, 6-2, Ontario (Calif.) Colony
7) LaBradford Franklin, 6-1, Great Oak (Calif.) Temecula
8) Jordan Richardson, 5-11, Berkeley (Calif.) St. Mary's Weber State
9) Tim Douglas, 5-9, Lakewood (Calif.) Mayfair
10) J'Quon Wroten, 5-11, Las Vegas (Nev.) Cheyenne

Other Point Guards Of Note:

Kenny Acker, 5-10, Portland (Ore.) Grant
Reynaul Baker, 6-1, Los Angeles (Calif.) Crenshaw
Chris Bridges, 5-11, Pasadena (Calif.) High
Aaron Bright, 5-10, Bellevue (Wash.) High Stanford
Denzel Douglas, 5-10, Los Angeles (Calif.) Westchester
Terrence Ingram, 6-0, San Diego (Calif.) Hoover
Jonathan Loyd, 5-10, Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman
Bobby Miles, 6-1, City of Industry (Calif.) Workman
Robert Sandoval, 6-1, Clovis (Calif.) Clovis East
Keith Shamburger, 5-10, Gardena (Calif.) Serra Portland
Terrell Stoglin, 6-0, Tucson (Calif.) Santa Rita Maryland

The shooting guards are the strongest position in the West Coast class of 2010. There is elite talent at the top, with multiple high major prospects, and some very good mid major prospects throughout the list. Lamb gets the nod for the top spot based on skill level, athletcisim and versatility. He isn't exceptional at any one aspect of the game, but he's very good across the board. Brown is a very skilled prospect with a high upside. He's younger than most players in the class, and still maturing physically, but he has a chance to be a terrific college player. Vozzola is a very talented player than can knock down threes as well as create for teammates. He's got a chance to be as good as anyone on this list. King is a slasher that plays with a great motor and a bit of an edge. He's got a chance to be really good defender. Johnson might play both guard spots in college and he's a very good athlete.

1) Tyler Lamb, 6-4, Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei UCLA
2) Anthony Brown, 6-5, Huntington Beach (Calif.) Ocean View
3) Ben Vozzola, 6-4, Las Vegas (Nev.) Centennial San Diego
4) Keala King, 6-4, Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei
5) Tyler Johnson, 6-2, Mountain View (Calif.) St. Francis
6) Jordan Weathers, 6-2, Los Angeles (Calif.) Fairfax
7) Brandon Burnett, 6-3, Tucson (Ariz.) Cienega
8) Kendall Williams, 6-2, Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.) Los Osos
9) Korey Thieleke, 6-3, Bakersfield (Calif.) West
10) Deonta Burton, 6-1, Compton (Calif.) Centennial

Other Shooting Guards of Note:

Vaughn Autry, 6-1, Gardena (Calif.) Serra
Kacy Barlow, 6-3, Diamond Bar (Calif.) High
Kyle Boswell, 6-1, Huntington Beach (Calif.) Edison UC Santa Barbara
Craig Carter, 6-3, Gardena (Calif.) Serra
Miles Cartwright, 6-2, Los Angeles (Calif.) Loyola
Chris Collins, 6-3, Chino (Calif.) Chino Hills
Gary Franklin, 6-0, Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei
Thomas Frye, 6-3, Richmond (Calif.) Kennedy
Kyle Fuller, 6-0, Moreno Valley (Calif.) Rancho Verde Vanderbilt
Jeff Grigg, 6-2, La Canada (Calif.) High
Corey Hawkins, 6-2, Goodyear (Ariz.) Estrella Foothills Arizona State
Stephen Hicks, 6-3, Agoura (Calif.) High
Anthony Holiday, 6-2, Norwalk (Calif.) High
Casey James, 6-2, Mission Viejo (Calif.) Capistrano Valley
Willie Ligon, 6-2, Corona (Calif.) Centennial
Chris McNealy, 6-3, Danville (Calif.) San Ramon
Derrell Swanson, 6-2, Lake Elsinore (Calif.) Lakeside UC Riverside
Royce Woolridge, 6-1, Phoenix (Ariz.) Sunnyslope Kansas


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