Posted On: 04/7/21 6:56 PM

Basketball is back in San Diego. 

With 10 days of high school hoops in the books, we recap some of the action in a series of articles looking at the best players we’ve seen based on position, grade and upside. This article looks at the top guard performances we’ve seen so far. 

Best guard performances:

Chris Howell Chris Howell 6'6" | PG Torrey Pines | 2021 State #205 Nation , 6-7 2021 PG, Torrey Pines

Howell continues to evolve as a prospect, especially on the offensive end. He had 21 points against a very good Santa Fe Christian team in a game where he hit four shots outside the paint. His release and mechanics have improved, and while not a knockdown shooter, his midrange and three-point have improved enough that you must honor it. This opens up so much more of his penetrating and passing game, which he also had on display, notching 8 assists. 

DJ Sanders DJ Sanders 6'0" | CG Bonita Vista | 2021 State , 6-0 2021 PG, Bonita Vista

In one of the most impressive performances I’ve seen in a while, Sanders scored an efficient 40 points against Mission Bay, scoring at will from all three level. The lefty had it going attacking the basket and exploiting the Bucs’ lack of rim protection. When the defense

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