West Rankings: PGs and SGs

The 2009 West Coast point guard list and the 2009 shooting guard list are topped by two guys who are best friends and high school and AAU teammates. There's a good amount of talent at the top of both lists...

POINT GUARDS

Gaddy is the clear-cut choice for the top spot among the point guards.
A true point with a great feel, Gaddy makes everyone on his team
better. Johnson is an explosive athlete with a high upside. He's still
a little rough around the edges, but his potential is enormous. Thames
has great size for the position and he's a good athlete. He's not
a true one, but he can defend the position and has a chance to be a
very nice player down the road. Siva is another guy that is not a
true point guard, but he's an excellent shooter and good athlete.
Lawton is another scoring lead guard with tremendous quickness and
athleticism. He can get his shot whenever he wants and he is hard
to guard.


1) Abdul Gaddy, 6-3, Tacoma (Wash.) Bellarmine Prep
2) Elijah Johnson, 6-1, Las Vegas (Nev.) Cheyenne
3) Xavier Thames, 6-2, Sacramento (Calif.) Pleasant Grove  Washington State
4) Peyton Siva, 5-11, Seattle (Wash.) Franklin  Louisville
5) Eric Lawton, 6-1, Hemet (Calif.) High  San Diego State
6) Nuno Muandumba, 5-9, Phoenix (Ariz.) Pinnacle
7) Keon Pledger, 6-2, Lynwood (Calif.) High
8) Robert Smith, 5-10, Perris (Calif.) High
9) Andrew Bock, 6-0, Rialto (Calif.) Eisenhower
10) Will Cherry, 6-0, Oakland (Calif.) McClymonds


OTHER POINT GUARDS OF NOTE:

Justin Cobbs, 6-0, Torrance (Calif.) Bishop Montgomery
Deshawn Gomez, 5-10, Inglewood (Calif.) High
Alan Huddleston, 6-1, Merced (Calif.) High
Marquel Jones, 6-0, Lawndale (Calif.) High
Dominick Lacoste, 6-0, Compton (Calif.) Dominguez
Stephon Lamar, 5-11, San Diego (Calif.) St. Augustine
Marcus Lever, 6-0, Phoenix (Ariz.) Desert Vista
Bobby McCall, 5-11, Newark (Calif.) Newark Memorial
Donte Medder, 6-1, Mesa (Ariz.) High
Aalim Moor, 6-2, Berkeley (Calif.) St. Mary's  San Jose State
Austin Morgan, 5-10, Reno (Nev.) High
Darius Morris, 6-2, Los Angeles (Calif.) Windward  Michigan
Kyle Odister, 5-11, Sacramento (Calif.) Rio Americano
Brandon Smith, 5-10, Concord (Calif.) De La Salle
Ryan Sypkens, 6-2, Sacramento (Calif.) Franklin


SHOOTING GUARDS

Bradley is the best all-around player in the class, with the ability
to impact the game at either end of the court. He's a terrific
defender with a great motor and he's really improved his shot in the
last year. Snaer has a very solid all-around game and he too has
become a much better shooter in the last year. Marshall is a very
good competitor, with toughness and the ability to impact the game
in a number of ways. Black is a long and rangy wing with a nice
stroke to the stripe. Mackie is a great athlete, with very good length
and quickness. He's still coming into his own, but he has considerable
potential.

1) Avery Bradley, 6-2, Tacoma (Wash.) Bellarmine Prep
2) Michael Snaer, 6-4, Moreno Valley (Calif.) Rancho Verde
3) Anthony Marshall, 6-1, Las Vegas (Nev.) Mojave  UNLV
4) Rodney Black, 6-4, Perris (Calif.) High
5) Jordan Mackie, 6-3, Los Angeles (Calif.) Dorsey
6) Aaron Dotson, 6-2, Seattle (Wash.) Garfield
7) Rayes Gallegos, 6-2, West Jordan (Utah) High
8) Tyler Haws, 6-4, Highland (Utah) Lone Peak
9) Roberto Nelson, 6-3, Santa Barbara (Calif.) High
10) Jared Cunningham, 6-3, San Leandro (Calif.) High  Arizona State


OTHER SHOOTING GUARDS OF NOTE:


Greg Allen, Jr., 6-2, Eureka (Calif.) High
Lance Bailey, 6-1, Los Angeles (Calif.) Fairfax
Matt Borton, 6-4, Yakima (Wash.) West Valley
Chris Brew, 6-2, Berkeley (Calif.) St. Mary's  Santa Barbara
Stephon Carter, 6-4, Bakersfield (Calif.) Garces
Wade Collie, 6-5, Las Vegas (Nev.) Silverado
Kevin Conrad, 6-4, Buena Park (Calif.) High
Jordan Finn, 6-3, Rancho Cucamonga (Calif. Etiwanda
Myron Green, 6-3, Compton (Calif.) Dominguez
Tim Harris, 6-3, San Jose (Calif.) Valley Christian
Justin Hawkins, 6-2, Woodland Hills (Calif.) Taft  UNLV
Cody Hickey, 6-4, Canby (Ore.) High
Garrett Jefferson, 6-3, Lakewood (Calif.) Mayfair
Kyle Maughn, 6-3, Sandy (Utah) Hillcrest
Nick Markovich, 6-4, Chandler (Ariz.) Basha
Reggie Shaw, 6-2, Las Vegas (Nev.) Desert Pines
Deronn Scott, 6-3, Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.) Etiwanda
Chase Tapley, 6-1, Sacramento (Calif.) High
Brandan Walton, 6-1, Los Angeles (Calif.) King Drew


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