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Virginia Rankings: Top 10 Point Guards in the 2021 Class

By Big Shots Nation 12/22/2020, 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 

Virginia Rankings: Top 10 Shooting Guards in the 2021 Class

By Big Shots Nation 12/22/2020, 12:00pm EST

Rank First Name Last Name Height School Club Team College
1 Trevor Keels 6'4 Paul VI Team Takeover  
2 AJ Williams 6'1 Oak Hill Academy    
3 Kenard Richardson 6'4 Life Christian Academy    
4 Elijah Kennedy 6'3 Green Run    
5 Kuron Coleman 6'4 Woodside    
6 Andre Speight 6'3 South County Pro Look Mount St. Mary's
7 Kelby Saunders Jr. 6'4 Smithfield    
8 Grayson Honaker 6'2 Hargrave    
9 Cam Cormany 6'0 Radford   Navy
10 Mac McDonald 6'3 Collegiate Team Richmond Navy

 

 1. Trevor Keels | 6'4 | Paul VI

Trevor Keels is a two-way shooting guard that wreaks havoc on both ends using his size and ability at 6-foot-4. He put up 17.5 points and 4.5 rebounds per contest in leading Paul VI to a VISAA State Title in 2019-20. He's got three-level scoring ability and can fill it up in a hurry. His final three schools are Duke, Virginia and Villanova. 

2. AJ Williams | 6'1 | Oak Hill Academy

AJ Williams is an emerging shooting guard that's already doing damage in Oak Hill's backcourt this season. He posted 21 points, four assists and two rebounds on seven made 3-pointers in their win over Aim High back on Nov. 13. He's a sharpshooter  with offers from George Washington, Richmond, Old Dominion and others. 

3. Kenard Richardson | 6'4 | Life Christian

Kenard Richardson is a shooter than can get hot in a hurry from all over the floor at Life Christian Academy. He's a guard that uses his size and strength to navigate the floor for points. He's got a nice floor game and good instincts as a scorer. He holds an offer from UT-Martin since decommitting from Iona.

4. Elijah Kennedy | 6'3 | Green Run

Elijah Kennedy is a bouncy and versatile prospect at 6-foot-3. He's a lefty that likes to create on the perimeter and play above the rim on the defensive end. He put up 17.1 points per game this past season and should prove to be a load alongside Jacob Cooper in the backcourt for Green Run.

5. Kuron Coleman | 6'4 | Woodside

Kuron Coleman is a shooting guard prospect who's stock has been on the rise at Woodside. He's got a nice stroke on his shot from the perimeter and looks to showcase that alongside his relentless finishing ability in the paint. Oral Roberts and Hampton have offered him.

6. Andre Speight | 6'3 | South County

Andre Speight was a first-team All-State and second team All-District performer in 2019-20 while showcasing his ability to light it up from deep and defend the basketball. He's got a "never give up" mentality that consumes opponents at times. He's due to make waves in 2020-21 before making his way to Mount St. Mary's.

7. Kelby Saunders Jr. | 6'4 | Smithfield

Kelby Saunders Jr. is a prospect that can fill it up from all three levels. Saunders is an underrecruited wing prospect with tons of athleticism and length at 6-foot-4. He's strong and does well attacking the basket with purpose. He's got plenty of upside and would be a steal at the next level.

8. Grayson Honaker | 6'2 | Hargrave Military Academy

Grayson Honaker has grown over the past few seasons since being at Honaker and Hargrave. He entered Tuesday averaging 12.1 points, 3.5 rebounds, 1.6 steals and 1.3 assists per game for Hargrave Military Academy while shooting 47 percent from behind the arc. He's one of the best available sharpshooters in Virginia's 2021 class. He holds an offer from UVA-Wise.

9. Cam Cormany | 6'0 | Radford

Cam Cormany is a highly-skilled scorer on all three levels. He's got nice range on the perimeter and is even better at creating off the dribble and making plays in the paint. He put up 21.1 points per game while draining 112 3-pointers in 2019-20. He'll be fun to watch at Navy.

10. Mac McDonald | 6'3 | Collegiate

Mac McDonald is another sharpshooter that Navy has managed to nab in their 2021 recruiting class. He put up 24.2 points and 6.5 rebounds per game in league play this past season while shooting 36 percent on 3-pointers and 50 percent overall from the field. He's another emerging shooter with good bounce as well due to make waves at the next level. 

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HERE'S A LOOK AT THE TOP 10 SHOOTING GUARDS IN SOUTH CAROLINA'S 2021 CLASS.
Photo by Courtesy of @HoophallClassic
Donald Hand Jr., Landstown
Rodney Rice, Bullis
Jayden Epps, Kings Fork
Julian Reese, New Town
Efton Reid, Steward School
Quincy Allen, Maret
Clarence Rupert, Miller School
Jordan Hawkins, DeMatha
Trevor Keels, Paul VI
Ryan Conway, Dulaney
Jason Nelson, John Marshall
Earl Timberlake Jr., DeMatha
Darrius Maddox, Oak Hill Academy
Ace Baldwin, St. Frances Academy
Mark Williams, IMG Academy
DeAnte Green, Christ School
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