West Coast Post-Summer Rankings: 2006 Point Guards

The 2006 West Coast point guards include such prospects as Adrian Oliver, Derrick Jasper, Marcus Lawrence and others...

The class of West Coast point guards for 2006 is about as shallow as
we've ever seen. Simply put, the position of point guard is becoming
something of an endangered species. Very few players understand how to play the position. Oliver is not a true one, but rather a shooting guard that we believe has a chance to play the one. He's a versatile guard who can score, but also has an excellent understanding of how to play the game. He's probably the best shooter on this list. Lawrence is one of the few point guards who truly gets it. He's our second ranked point guard at this time, mainly because of his great feel for the game. He's an old school point who runs a team and makes his teammates better. He's not the quickest guy, or the best shooter, but he does what has to be done for his team to win. Jasper is another player that isn't a true one, but he's got good size and his point guard skills have improved. He's a good athlete and his shot is getting better. Eatmon is another guy who isn't a natural one, but he's got a very good body, with length and quickness, as well as a fairly shot to the stripe. He has a chance to be a very good defender. Lewis is a good shooter and he has a chance to develop into a solid point guard. He's got pretty good size and strength. He's still pretty raw in terms of his feel for the position, but he has some upside.

1) Adrian Oliver, 6-2, Modesto (Calif.) Modesto Christian
2) Marcus Lawrence, 5-11, Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman
3) Derrick Jasper, 6-4, Paso Robles (Calif.) High
4) Curtis Eatmon, 6-2, Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.) Los Osos
5) Jamarion Lewis, 6-1, Las Vegas (Nev.) Cheyenne
6) Todd Lowenthal, 6-0, Poway (Calif.) High
7) Bussey Ellis, 6-4, San Juan Capistrano (Calif.) J Serra
8) DeJon Jackson, 6-0, Clovis (Calif.) Clovis West
9) Marquis Navarre, 5-11, Oceanside (Calif.) El Camino
10) Joseph Johnson, 5-9, Gardena (Calif.) Serra

Other Point Guards Of Note:

Reggie Guyton, 5-11, Hillsboro (Ore.) High
Justin Johnson, 6-2, El Segundo (Calif.) High
Darren Moore, 6-1, Chino Hills (Calif.) Ayala
Kal Bay, 6-0, Tempe (Ariz.) Marcos De Niza
Justin Joyner, 5-11, Concord (Calif.) De La Salle
Michael Taylor, 6-2, Brewster (Wash.) High
Michael Porter, 6-1, Modesto (Calif.) Modesto Christian
Hilton Dawson, 6-0, Compton (Calif.) Dominguez
Adrian Hurtado, 6-0, Clovis (Calif.) Clovis East
Traveion Finister, 6-0, Los Angeles (Calif.) Crenshaw
Terrence Boozer, 6-0, Santa Monica (Calif.) High
Andre Borrows, 6-0, Moreno Valley (Calif.) Canyon Springs
Jordan Daisy, 5-10, Seattle (Wash.) Franklin

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