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Virginia Rankings: Top 10 Point Guards in the 2021 Class

By Big Shots Nation, 12/22/20, 12:00PM EST


Take a look at the Top 10 Point Guards in Virginia's 2021 class.

Rank First Name Last Name Height School Club Team College
1 Allen Strothers 6'1 Menchville Boo Williams ETSU
2 Mike Gray 6'2 Blue Ridge School Team Loaded VA George Mason
3 Tyler Beard 6'2 Hargrave   Georgetown
4 Angelo Brizzi 6'4 Highland School   Villanova
5 Jason Nelson 5'10 John Marshall   Richmond
6 Quadir Pettaway 6'0 Miller School WACG  
7 Darius Johnson 6'0 Episcopal Team CP25 UCF
8 Jacob Cooper 5'10 Green Run    
9 Tekao Carpenter 6'1 National Christian    
10 Isaiah Simmons 5'6 Monacan    


1. Allen Strothers | 6'1 | Menchville

Allen Strothers is a point guard prospect with a ton of talent at his disposal. He's got the ability to attack at all three levels using his athleticism and speed and has a high IQ for making plays when the ball is in his hands. He gets to the paint with ease and finishes with authority, drawing a ton of attention from opponents. He's due to turn around the East Tennessee State program at the next level.

2. Mike Gray | 6'2 | Blue Ridge School

Mike Gray is a point guard prospect that's really grown at Blue Ridge School as more than just a scorer at the point guard spot. He's posted 15.6 points, 6.6 rebounds, 4.1 assists and 1.8 steals so far in 2020-21 for his 8-0 squad. He's headed to George Mason.

3. Tyler Beard | 6'2 | Hargrave Military Academy

Tyler Beard is quite the lead guard prospect that can operate off the ball and with the ball in his hands. He can go off at any time on all three levels and plays with a ton of energy on both ends. He's a name in Georgetown's 2021 class that was highly sought after by other colleges.

4. Angelo Brizzi | 6'4 | Highland School

Angelo Brizzi averaged 20.3 points, 6.6 assists, 4.2 rebounds and 3.2 steals per game this past season for Highland School and saw his status among college circles grow a ton before committing to Villanova. He posted 34 points, 10 assists and nine rebounds for his squad in the VISAA State Semis this past season and will return in 2020-21 looking to go out with a bang. 

5. Jason Nelson | 5'10 | John Marshall

Jason Nelson was named Virginia’s 2A State Player of the Year after the Justices won the 2A State Title over Gate City this past season. He’s a crafty point guard that can finish tough through traffic and make plays for others. He was an unstoppable piece in the backcourt alongside Dennis Parker Jr., producing 17.3 points, 5.9 assists and 3.8 rebounds per game. He's headed to Richmond at the next level where he should compete for time.

6. Quadir Pettaway | 6'0 | Miller School

Quadir Pettaway is an aggressive floor general that looks to push the pace and always keep the defense on their toes. He's got three level scoring ability to go along with his ability to distribute and defend on the other end. He holds offers from Hampton and Old Dominion.

7. Darius Johnson | 6'0 | Episcopal

Darius Johnson is quite the lead guard for his size at 6-foot for Episcopal. He played big this past season while putting up 20.4 points, 6.0 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 2.0 steals per contest in his junior season. He also shot 39 percent from 3-point range, while draining 53 3-pointers. He'll be one to watch when he heads off to Central Florida. 

8. Jacob Cooper | 5'10 | Green Run

Jacob Cooper returns as the 5A State Player of the Year and Beach District Player of the Year for Green Run. He put up 20 points and 5 assists per game as a junior. He's an underrated crafty point guard that breaks down defenders and makes things happen when he's on the floor. 

9. Tekao Carpenter | 6'1 | National Christian

Tekao Carpenter is an underrated prospect at TC Williams this past season and should be one to watch at National Christian in 2020-21. He put up 11.2 points per game as the Titans went 17-5 on the season and earned second team All-District honors. He's got tremendous upside at the point guard spot.

10. Isaiah Simmons | 5'6 | Cosby

Isaiah Simmons makes the move to Cosby after spending time at Steward School. Despite his size, he's a high-energy guard that makes his presence felt in more ways than one.  He can score the ball on all three levels and constantly pushes the pace in his favor on both ends. He holds offers from