West Coast 2008 Rankings: Point Guards

After a down year in 2007 for point guards, the West Coast bounces back with an excellent crop in 2008. Larry Drew, UCLA commit Jerime Anderson and Malcolm Lee are at the top of a group that could end up as strong as any in recent years on the West Coast...

The 2008 class of West Coast point guards is very strong and features some of the top prospects in the country. In particular, the top three players on our list are each elite talents and you could make a case to put them in any order. For now, we'll go with Lee as our top rated point guard. While he's not as pure a one as some of the others, Lee has superior physical attributes and definitely has the highest upside of any guard on the list. Lee is also versatile and could end up playing shooting guard as well in college. Drew is the most polished player on our list and that's not surprising, given the fact that his father was a pro. Drew has an excellent feel, with a very good handle and a nice shot to the stripe. Anderson, who recently verballed to UCLA, has a chance to ultimately end up as our top ranked point guard. He's an underrated athlete, a very good defender and his approach to the game is outstanding. We didn't see a lot of Kelley in the summer, but he was impressive in limited viewings. He's got good size and showed nice instincts. Sim has a very nice stroke and an excellent feel for the game. He could be a sleeper in this class.


1) Malcolm Lee, 6-3, Riverside (Calif.) North
2) Larry Drew, Jr., 6-0, Woodland Hills (Calif.) Taft
3) Jerime Anderson, 6-1, Anaheim (Calif.) Canyon
4) Ryan Kelley, 6-2, Chino Hills (Calif.) Ayala
5) Garrett Sim, 6-0, Portland (Ore.) Sunset

OTHER POINT GUARDS OF NOTE:

Reggie Moore, 6-1, Seattle (Wash.) O'Dea
Ameer Shamsud-din, 6-1, Portland (Ore.) Benson Tech
Michael Harthun, 6-2, Medford (Ore.) South Medford
Gaven Lucas, 6-0, North Hollywood (Calif.) Harvard-Westlake
Kevin Loyd, 5-9, Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman
Kelly Kaigler, 6-1, San Jose (Calif.) Oak Grove
Jelany White, 5-10, Los Angeles (Calif.) Crenshaw
Glen Dean, 5-8, Seattle (Wash.) Roosevelt
Evan Wiley, 5-11, Dublin (Calif.) High    
Devon Manning, 6-1, Pueblo (Col.) Pueblo Central
Kyron Brown, 6-2, Elk Grove (Calif.) High
Alex Dantzler, 6-0, Lancaster (Calif.) Quartz Hill
Darian Norris, 5-10, Las Vegas (Nev.) Mojave
Marques Coleman, 6-2, Glendale (Ariz.) Cactus
Josh Thomas, 5-11, Lancaster (Calif.) High
Jared Dubois, 6-2, Los Angeles (Calif.) Westchester


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