Prospect Rankings Update: 2019 Top Scoring Guards

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Posted On: 08/23/17 6:00 AM

There are 121 total players included in our 2019 Prospect Rankings, all of which will be included exactly once in our week-long series, where we will segment analysis by player speciality. Throughout the entire week, you can expect articles to include a list of 10-20 players who fit a theme, with five or more individual break-downs.

Now we’re checking in on the guards who are dominant scorers.

#6 Andre Gordon

As a sophomore, Gordon averaged 20.3 points per game with 47-71-31 shooting splits at Sidney. He upheld is scoring consistency during the grassroots season also for All Ohio Red. Gordon can subtly change directions at full speed when attacking the basket and finishes with special body control.

This summer, Gordon reportedly received offers from Akron, Toledo, and Wright State.

#8 Samari Curtis

Curtis plays in the same conference as Gordon, the Greater Western Ohio Conference (GWOC), for Xenia. It was Curtis who led the entire conference in scoring, with 24.1 per game as a sophomore on 46-69-35 shooting splits. The herky-jerky attacking style led to 119 free throw attempts last season, a number we expect to trend even further upwards. If he can tighten up that percentage, Curtis may get closer to 30 points per as an upperclassman.

#12 Josh Corbin

Unlike the first couple players on this list, Corbin tends to handle his business away from the ball. Corbin’s off the dribble shooting ability is a game-changer. Although he’s one of the state’s best jump shooters, he wasn’t included in yesterday’s section because he’s also an explosive finisher.

With 2019 classmate Jordan Mitchell transferring to IMG Academy in Florida, Corbin will have a lot of responsibility with Gahanna Lincoln these next two years. His recruitment and place in our rankings could take-off as a result. As for now, Cleveland State, Akron, Toledo, and Loyola Marymount have offered.

#20 Davin Zeigler

While Zeigler operates as the point guard, his scoring ability can be an offense’s first option. He has a down-hill stlye and with 94-feet of momentum Zeigler and can produce a clean look on pull-up jumpers every trip.

Local Division I programs Cleveland State and Youngstown State have offered the Benedictine prospect so far.

#23 Javohn Garcia

After not playing much for the juggernaut that is Pickerington Central last season, Garcia popped on the grassroots scene during the spring. He’s an efficient scorer coming away from the ball who doesn’t force, although he can hit deep jumpers without much separation.

The biggest question for Garcia are grades. Once he raises his GPA from 2.3, Division I offers will come.

#28 Brandon Rush

Rush’s quickness, shooting ability, and ball-handling, combined with a killer scoring instinct results in an unstoppable bucket-getter. He has the size of a point guard but scores from all three levels, including in the paint.

The 6’1” guard from Warrensville Heights will likely earn Division I offers once he uses his scoring ability as a tool to create for others.

#59 Treohn Watkins
#71 Trey Syroka

Syroka jumped 20 spots in our rankings because of his consistency this spring and summer. During all months of the grassroots season, Syroka was hitting his triples and floaters for All Ohio Gold.

We still believe Syroka’s physical maturation will determine his ceiling as a recruit, but would his floor is coming close to the D-II/NAIA level.

#92 Jasiah Crider
#95 JaJuan “Jay” Rodgers

With Dayton Springfield’s graduation of point guard Danny Davis, Rodgers and company have to replace a lot of offensive production for the Wildcats. If his July with Pro Bound was any indication, Rodgers will not be shy about carrying his own scoring weight. He’s a mid-range specialist with an aggressive pull-up game.

#101 Curtis Houston
#117 Ezra Manjon
#120 Anthony Mazzeo