Posted On: 08/8/18 4:40 PM

The Class of 2020 rankings are here!

Always remember at we rank on what a player WILL BE, not on what they are today.  

With only a couple of exceptions most of the 21-30 point guards lack ideal height. Many of the players below are sub-6′ and several are closer to 5-foot-8.   To their credit they are all among the best sub 6′ players in the state and that is how they climbed this high.  If I could one player of these 10 most likely to climb I would take Tre Carlton.  He has a hunger and confidence you can’t just teach.

Of course this can all change and rankings are merely a flashpoint in time.  Still, these players earned their current rankings with play on the court.

If you want to look at the complete rankings, smash here.

Top 10

Top 20

We continue with 21-30 at the point guard position.

 The first player listed is the 21st best point guard, and also the #67 overall player in Tennessee in 2020.

Gioppino Basketball clip art#67 Lucas King (McKenzie)

Sharpshooter Lucas King displayed a nice amount of wiggle during the West Tennessee Showcase.  King can facilitate, but his AAU team didn’t have much scoring.  In that gym he showed off creative ball-handling and comfort in the lane.

Gioppino Basketball clip art#68 Josh Anderson (Jackson South Side)

Competing against a feisty Memphis Showtime 16u early July Anderson rattled too easily.  With more composure added to his already elusive dribbling Josh Anderson projects as a D3/NAIA prospect.  Quickness with the ball is one of his better skills.

Gioppino Basketball clip art#72 Devin Kline (LaVergne)

For a player that really vanished during AAU season, Devin Kline looks like a small school prospect.  His height for the position is wonderful.  At 6-foot-3 Devin sees over the defense.  He hasn’t shown a consistent ability to bury challenged three pointers just yet.

Gioppino Basketball clip art#75 Tre Carlton (Franklin Centennial)

Centennial’s starting point guard sustained a tough leg injury in late February.  Carlton’s best attribute is bravery.  Facing a supremely athletic Lausanne Collegiate squad Tre Carlton did not back down.  The fearlessness nature sets him up for a wonderful two final years of high school. Tre isn’t as tall as Devin, but he is a killer on the ball.

Gioppino Basketball clip art#77 Dylan Andrews (Lausanne Collegiate)

Andrews did not play much in Lausanne’s run to the Division II final four.  The junior plays with a contagious passion and primarily scores in playground ways.  There is a creativity and ruggedness to his game.

Gioppino Basketball clip art#79 Josh Stinson (Ridgeway)

Ridgeway churns out great guards. With Antonio Thomas transferring to Memphis East and Antwan Beans graduating there are plenty of minutes to be gobbled up in the Ridgeway backcourt.  Stinson’s shooting is nice.  He is also able to break pressure.  Of course he will struggle mightily to score in the paint at 5-foot-7.

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#81 London Stephney (Bearden)

The younger brother of Trent Stephney, London is also very quick.  He doesn’t have the incredible scoring prowess of Trent, but London can play the game.  London played behind Ques Glover and Trent last winter and probably will again this year.   Because his playing time will be limited to 10-15 mpg he needs a fantastic 17u AAU breakout season to demand attention.

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#85 Catterious Moore (WEB Debois)

Small. Ferocious.  Catterious ran with Memphis Showtime 16u Head Coach Shelvie Rose.  Moore is a disruptive force defensively.  He will always be undersized at his spot.  The toughness helps him compete with taller guards though.

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#86 Masyn Winningham (White County)

Both underclassmen Masyn and Grant Slatten won multiple awards with White County.  Masyn boasts a strong, muscular frame which he can grow into.  He generally looks like a combo guard in high school.  Of course he projects as a pass-first point guard beyond.  Maybe DIII?  

Gioppino Basketball clip art#88 Spencer Stalnaker (Christian Brothers)

Gritty, heady.  Spencer plays alongside two MM-HM guards in Reese McMullen and Chandler Jackson.  Spencer doesn’t project as highly, but he does play tough enough to be considered by D3 coaches.  The passing innovation and leadership skills stand out.


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!