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Most of the top shooting guards in college basketball are not very well known names. To be a two guard at the next level requires more than just the ability to shoot. Being able to combine athleticism and size, along with an outside game and the ability to create your own shot are all qualities you see in the elite off ball guards in the NBA. Here's a list of the top shooting guards this coming season looking to make headlines and build up their recognition:
Last year just 3 point guards went in the first round, including top overall pick John Wall. This coming after one of the strongest point guard drafts ever with 11 point guards taken in the first round in 2009. The position has gotten stronger and deeper once again with a number of lottery candidates and as many as 10 prospects with legitimate first round aspirations. Here is an early look at the top 10 by position, beginning with the point guards.
1. Kyrie Irving 6-2 172 PG Duke Fr.
Often considered the “Mecca of basketball”, New York has as rich a basketball tradition as any place on Earth. As the saying goes,”If you can make a name for yourself (playing) in New York, you can make a name for yourself anywhere.” In that case, it may be time for the rest of the world to take serious notice of Corey Fisher. Unless you live under a rock, you probably heard how the Villanova senior guard set scored 105 points in a summer league game on August 7th.
By Nick Creech
World Championships, USA Team: Final Cut
By Michael Visenberg
There were a lot of really interesting prospects in Portland at the 2010 Nike Global Challenge that should impact the 2012/2013 drafts, and into the future. I will give some notes about the players I saw and some players that stood out.