2008 West Rankings: SGs

The West Coast 2008 shooting guards are led by one of the elite prospects in the country, who is also one of UCLA's top targets, Jrue Holiday. As a group, the class has excellent depth, with very talented players sprinkled throughout the entire list....

The 2008 class of West Coast shooting guards is a very deep group. There are a number of players outside of the top fifteen who will get scholarships at the mid major level. Holiday is one of the easier selections we've had for the number one ranking. The only decision was whether to rank him as the top shooting guard or the top point guard. He can play either spot, but he has been more of a scorer to this point in his career. His upside is such that he doesn't figure to be in college for very long. McLaughlin is very skilled and still not mature physically. When he adds weight and strength, he should be an impact player at the college level. Seeley is an outstanding scorer who can create his own offense. He's an above average athlete and he figures to play early at Cal. Jackson is rangy and quick, with the ability to hit the three or slash off the wing. He also  has a chance to be a very good defender. Turner's progress since last summer has slowed a bit, but he's still a very good prospect. He's got
good size and solid overall ball skills.


1) Jrue Holiday, 6-3, North Hollywood (Calif.) Campbell Hall
2) Mark McLaughlin, 6-4, Kenmore (Wash.) Inglemoor
3) D.J. Seeley, 6-4, Modesto (Calif.) Modesto Christian Cal
4) Reggie Jackson, 6-3, Colorado Springs (Col.) Palmer
5) Elston Turner, Jr. 6-4, Roseville (Calif.) High Washington
6) Brendan Lavender, 6-4, Mesa (Ariz.) Mountain View Arizona
7) James Rahon, 6-2, Encinitas (Calif.) Torrey Pines
8) Klay Thompson, 6-4, Rancho Santa Margarita (Calif.) Santa Margarita
9) Michael Harthun, 6-2, Medford (Ore.) South Medford WSU
10) Brad Tinsley, 6-4, Oregon City (Ore.) High
11) Patrick McCollum, 6-2, Tacoma (Wash.) Mt. Tahoma
12) Keion Bell, 6-2, Pasadena (Calif.) High
13) Nick Witherill, 6-2, Scottsdale (Ariz.) Saguaro WSU
14) Shayar Lee, 6-4, Glendale (Ariz.) Apollo
15) Chris Solomon, 6-2, Los Angeles (Calif.) Fairfax


OTHER SHOOTING GUARDS OF NOTE:

Chase Adams, 6-3, Tucson (Ariz.) Salpointe
Oscar Bellfield, 6-2, Los Angeles (Calif.) Westchester
William Brew, 6-3, Berkeley (Calif.) St. Mary's
Taylor Brown, 6-5, Sandy (Utah) Alta
Quintin Dailey, Jr., 6-3, Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman
Jared Dubois, 6-3, Los Angeles (Calif.) Westchester
Brian Gregory Hill, 6-3, Tucson (Ariz.) High
Rodney Hudson, 6-2, Los Angeles (Calif.) Jordan
Lorne Jackson, 6-1, Simi Valley (Calif.) High
Chris Jones, 6-3, Newark (Calif.) Newark Memorial
Ryan Kelly, 6-2, Chino Hills (Calif.) Ayala
Scott Krizman, 6-3, Colfax (Calif.) High
Brandon Magee, 6-4, Spanaway (Wash.) Bethel
Charles Odum, 6-1, Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco
St. John Bosco HS, Bellflower, CA
Jacob Ranger, 6-4, Carpenteria (Calif.) High
Dallas Rutherford, 6-2, North Hollywood (Calif.) Campbell Hall
Niko Sachs, 6-4, Glendale (Ariz.) Cactus
Austin Simon, 6-0, San Jose (Calif.) Valley Christian
Bryce Smith, 6-4, Woodland Hills (Calif.) Taft
Brenton Thomas, 6-1, Danville (Calif.) San Ramon Valley
Kwame Vaughn, 6-2, Oakland (Calif.) Skyline
Breen Weeks, 6-2, San Diego (Calif.) Cathedral


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