Posted On: 06/6/19 12:53 AM
The final 2019 player rankings were released this week. Today we break down some of the top shooting guards listed who are expected to make an impact at the next level:
Top Dawg: R.J. Hampton finishes as not only the best shooting guard in the class but also as the best player. The top-five nationally ranked prospect decided last week that he would not attend college and take his talents overseas. This decision could turn out to best one in terms of his NBA draft stock. Previous five-star guards Brandon Jennings, Emmanuel Mudiay, and Terrance Ferguson have made the move across the globe and it resulted in all of them being drafted in the first round. Hard not to see the same thing happening for the elite scorer from Little Elm.
Coming on Strong: Daniss Jenkins went from being an unranked hooper to becoming a top-sixty prospect in the Lone Star State. At 6-foot-3, he makes things happen in a variety of ways with his three-level scoring ability. Jenkins is the true definition of the term “late bloomer.” Look for him carry on that momentum into the fall at Pacific.
Best Fit: Jahmi’us Ramsey will be a perfect fit at Texas Tech because of his desire to defend. Chris Beard will not have trouble getting the five-star guard to buy in defensively and will love the buzz that he will generate on the offensive end. Fresh off of a state title, Ramsey will arrive at Lubbock hoping to assist the Red Raiders in their quest to another Final Four appearance.
Best Remaining: Evan McCarthy will hopefully be making his decision on where he will be playing basketball in the fall in the next few days. He is a small athletic guard that excels in creating space to get buckets off the bounce. It will be interesting to see which path McCarthy decides to take, whether it be college or prep school.