West Coast Rankings: 2006 Shooting Guards

Matt Bouldin, Landry Fields, Russell Westbrook and Patrick Christopher are among the top shooting guards in the West Coast class of 2006...

The 2006 West Coast shooting guard class isn't full of elite talent, but it is a deep class in terms of potential Division One prospects. Bouldin is a combo guard who may play some point in college. He's got an outstanding feel for the game, very good vision and an excellent shot to the stripe. He's also the best passing guard in the west. Christopher is a scorer with deep range and a very quick release. He's got good size and jumps very well. Fields has a sweet stroke, with a quick release, and he's not yet physically mature. He might end up the best of the group once he gets bigger and stronger. Westbrook has grown three inches in the last year and he's one of the most improved players in the west. More of a scorer than pure shooter, he's still growing and has a very big upside. Gunderson is a very heady player with excellent ball skills. He can defend any one of the three perimeter positions and he makes excellent decisions. He may spend some time playing point guard as well as the two.

1) Matt Bouldin, 6-4, Highlands Ranch (Col.) Thunderridge
2) Patrick Christopher, 6-3, Compton (Calif.) Dominguez  
3) Landry Fields, 6-3, Los Alamitos (Calif.) High
4) Russell Westbrook, 6-2, Lawndale (Calif.) Leuzinger
5) Jonathan Gunderson, 6-5, Rancho Santa Margarita (Calif.) Santa Margarita
6) Joe Harden, 6-5, Stockton (Calif.) St. Mary's
7) Lathen Wallace, 6-2, Portland (Ore.) Jefferson
8) Jonathan Malloy, 6-5, Compton (Calif.) Centennial
9) Eric Platt, 6-5, Caspar (Wyo.) Kelly Walsh
10) Calvin Haynes, 6-2, Woodland Hills (Calif.) Taft
11) P'Allen Stinnett, 6-2, Las Vegas (Nev.) Palo Verde
12) Ian Anderson, 6-4, Portland (Ore.) Wilson
13) Chad Decasas, 6-4, Mission Viejo (Calif.) Capistrano Valley
14) Ernest Williams, 6-2,  Tacoma (Wash.) Foss
15) Tre'Von Willis, 6-3, Fresno (Calif.) Washington Union

Other Shooting Guards Of Note:

Brandon Dowdy, 6-2, Redlands (Calif.) Redlands East Valley
Dezon Otis, 6-2, Compton (Calif.) Dominguez
Brandon Davis, 6-3, Ontario (Calif.) Colony
Benny Rhodes, 6-5, Alameda (Calif.) St. Joseph Notre Dame
Justynn Hammond, 6-4, Seattle (Wash.) Garfield
Josh Guillory, 6-4, Lynwood (Calif.) High
Christian Polk, 6-3,  Phoenix (Ariz.) Deer Valley
Deandre Denan, 6-1, Long Beach (Calif.) Jordan
Chris Gweth, 6-0, Hillsboro (Ore.) High
C.J. Morgan, 5-11, Sacramento (Calif.) Capital Christian
Les Brown, 6-3, Salt Lake City (Utah) Judge Memorial
Tyre Thompson, 6-2, Compton (Calif.) Centennial
Adam Chavis, 6-3, Hayward (Calif.) High
Paul Noonan, 6-3, Beaverton (Ore.) High
J.J. Anderson, 6-3, Torrey Pines (Calif.) High
Manuel Hendrix, Jr., 6-2, Layton (Utah) Layton Christian Academy
Leonard Holland, 6-2, Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.) Etiwanda
Matt Hornbuckle, 6-2,  Westlake Village (Calif.) Oaks Christian
Eric Williams, 6-2, Ontario (Calif.) Colony
Marcus Wilson, 6-2, Scripps Ranch (Calif.) High
Davell Jackson, 6-1, Las Vegas (Nev.) Eldorado
Austin Kilpatrick, 6-4, Puyallup (Wash.) High
Jordan Lawley, 6-4, Lodi (Calif.) Tokay
Terrence McGill, 6-3, Las Vegas (Nev.) Rancho
Demarcus Richards, 6-0, Portland (Ore.) Jefferson
Jerry Jackson, 6-0, Vallejo (Calif.) High
Matt   Jones, 6-3, San Francisco (Calif.) St. Ignatius
Anthony Scott, 5-10, Moreno Valley (Calif.) Vista Del Lago
Kevin Story, 6-3, Manhattan Beach (Calif.) Mira Costa
Walter Washington, 6-2, Seattle (Wash.) Franklin


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