Posted On: 04/3/18 8:30 PM
The Class of 2020 rankings are here! While the 2018 class boasted four point guards in the top five overall, the wings in 2020 are much, much stronger. Oddly, there are very few elite 2020 point guards in Memphis heading in to the summer AAU season.
Today’s ten elite point guards follow the original top ten list.
Of course this can all change and rankings are merely a flashpoint of speculation on who will do the most after high school. Still, these players earned their current rankings with play on the court.
If you want to look at the complete rankings, smash here.
Marcus Fitzgerald Jr.
The first player listed is the #11 point guard, but #36 overall player in Tennessee in 2020.
#36 Joe Anderson (Maryville)
What a disastrous omission by us leaving Joe Anderson off the initial 2020 rankings. It was a complete blindspot and not at all reflective of what Anderson deserves. Anderson understands passing angles and transition better than most seniors. While he facilitates for AAU, Anderson scored almost 20 ppg during high school.
#37 Devin Kline (LaVergne)
Playing alongside veteran Robjhay Bush, Devin Kline successfully created shots for teammates. At 6-foot-3 he has a strong chance to compete for college scholarships.
#40 Brandon Wade (Freedom Prep)
Brandon Wade is a filthy scorer for Freedom Prep. Point guard is typically a very competitive position on the recruiting trail, but the modern point man is asked to score more than before and Wade certainly can.
#41 Jacob McDonald (White House)
White House is a team of guards. Truthfully, over 90% of the Blue Devils are triple-threat guards. Like Jared Ward, McDonald played a ton as an underclassmen last winter. Unlike Ward, McDonald is more of a pass-first player.
#42 Antwarn Smith (Whitehaven)
Antwarn is the third Whitehaven point guard in the top 50 and fourth Whitehaven Tiger in the Class of 2020. Head Coach Faragi Phillips knew his 2020 players were special. Without Matthew Murrell they still advanced to the Class AAA State Championship.
#43 Tyler Landsden (Smyrna)
Like Brandon Wade, Landsden is a scorer at heart. He has an inspirational toughness deep in his soul. Even play dates in November brought out ferocity from Tyler.
#44 Edward Lacy (Fulton)
The remarkable Fulton run came up minutes short of a Class AA State Championship. If not for a series of late turnovers, Fulton players are still beaming with smiles of accomplishment. No player more emboldened the Falcon team than 5-foot-10ish jet Edward Lacy. In his team’s final three games of the successful campaign (Quarters, Semis, Championship) Lacy averaged 17.67 ppg, 1.33 apg, 4.00 topg, and 2.00 spg. Lacy’s evasiveness with the ball startles trapping defenses. Both Jackson South Side and Stratford struggled in pockets against the sophomore.
#45 Josh Stinson (Ridgeway)
Josh Stinson played M33M 15u last summer and will struggle to attract college offers at his size. The skills are obvious. Stinson can shoot, dribble, or break pressure. Fast defenders do not bother Josh Stinson.
#48 Chad Haywood (Whites Creek)
Quickness is the backbone of lefty Chad Haywood’s game. Whites Creek needed frontcourt stars next to Dennis Stallings this winter. Instead they found two budding sophomores in Chad Haywood and Rashaun Richardson (wing). Haywood has a street ball attitude and loves to play fast.
#52 Spencer Stalnaker (Christian Brothers)
Christian Brothers play a strategically slow brand of basketball centered on high efficiency. Both freshman Reese McMullen and Stalnaker capably led the attack with heady play. Stalnaker popped on our radar during M33M 15u summer ball.
Is this list no good? Do you disagree? Tweet @PrepHoopsTN and let your complaints known. Share your top 2020 point guards and let the debate begin!