2006 Guard Prospects

Jamie Skeen has already committed to the Wake Forest class of 2006, so who else is to follow? Take a look at some of the guards Wake Forest is after for the class of 2006.

With the end of the high school season near, basketball recruiting will begin to heat up very soon. 2006 seniors will be casting their lot for a certain school very soon, so who is Wake Forest recruiting? Here is a look at the top guards that Wake Forest is after.

Mike Conley, PG, Lawrence North HS
This 6-foot-1 guard from Indiana is averaging 12 points and 7 assists per game. Rated as the best point guard in the class of 2006, Conley brings a pure point guard type game to the table. He's very unselfish and consistently finds the open man. Conley has said that he looks up to current Demon Deacon Chris Paul and that Wake Forest is his leader. While he has yet to commit, he has visited Wake's campus a number of times. Conley looks to be the number one point guard on Skip Prosser's list.

Tywon Lawson, PG, Oak Hill Academy
Playing on one of the best high school teams in the country, Lawson has had quite an impressive year. Lawson blends a great scoring ability with a knack of finding the open man. He has a solid jump shot and gets to the basket when needed. He is only 5-foot-11 but he is quick enough, so that won't hinder him.

D.J. Augustin, PG, Brother Martin HS
Just like the previous two point guards, Augustin is one of the elite. He's averaging 21 points and 7 assists a game at Brother Martin HS. In a recent interview done by Kyle Lamb of Bucknuts.com, Augustin listed Wake Forest, as well as the homestate LSU Tigers, North Carolina, and Texas.

Daequan Cook, SG, Dunbar HS
He's rated the number one player at his position for a reason. Cook can pretty much do it. He can score from anywhere on the court, whether it be at the rim or from behind the arc. Cook is strongly considering Wake Forest as well as Ohio State, Michigan, North Carolina, and Cincinnati. Cook and Conley have said they will play together in college, and while Conley has mentioned Wake as his favorite is it Cook's number one school? He's not naming a favorite but the Deacs are certainly a possibility.

Wayne Ellington, SG, The Episcopal Academy
Ellington had a fantastic summer and really proved that he belongs with the elite players in his class. He is ranked 7th overall by Scout.com and number two at his position. Ellington has tons of potential and can play at any school he wants, but it looks like he'll probably play somewhere in ACC country.

Gerald Henderson, SG, The Episcopal Academy
Henderson is rated third best at his position just a spot behind teammate and friend Wayne Ellington. Henderson has said that Wake Forest will definitely get a visit. Henderson is ranked 14th overall.

Jerry Smith, SG, East HS
(Wisconsin) Kansas, Marquette, Wisconsin, and Wake Forest are at the top of Jerry Smith's list. Smith is averaging 16 points a game, and will be a great combo guard at the next level. He has the ability to play either guard position. He is ranked 30th overall. Smith has already visited Wake Forest and the Deacs have a good shot to land the Wisconsin native.

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