With spring basketball likely shelved completely and the status of summer hoops still up in the air, we wanted to break down SoCal’s classes by position to see how deep each of them are. Here’s a look at some of…
With spring basketball likely shelved completely and the status of summer hoops still up in the air, we wanted to break down SoCal’s classes by position to see how deep each of them are. Here’s a look at some of the top shooting guards and combo guards in the rising senior class.
– One of the more prolific scorers in SoCal’s 2021 class, the 6-foot-3 combo guard has the ability to fill it up from deep in addition to attacking the basket and scoring at the cup. Elliot has a strong, well-built frame which allows him to absorb and finish through contact when probing the lane. Elliot’s most consistent offensive attribute is the deep range on his three-point shot.
, Rancho Christian – Turner has good size and length at 6-feet-7 to go along with his ability to stroke the catch-and-shoot three-pointer. Turner moves well without the ball, understands how to run an inside-out game after playing with Isaiah and , and doesn’t need much time or space to get his shot off.
, San Diego – Burgin has always been known as a big time threat from three-point range, but the 6-foot-3 combo guard made sure people noticed his playmaking for others in transition and the half-court setting. Burgin plays with a high basketball IQ, gets his teammates the ball in spots where they can be successful, and still shoots it as consistently as he always has.
, Sonora – Esparza can fill up the scoring column in a hurry and in a variety of ways. The 6-foot-2 shooting guard has a quick trigger and deep range on his jump shot, but can also put the ball on the deck and get to the basket with his blow-by speed and crafty finishing ability. Esparza is a more consistent shooter off the bounce than he is off the catch at this point in his development.
, Westchester – Wainwright, like Burgin and Esparza, is a lethal three-point shooter with deep range. The 6-foot-3 lefty plays with a high motor and has improved his ball skills to the point where he can beat defenders off the bounce in isolation situations and get to the rack and finish.
, Gardena – Page is one of the more dynamic pure athletes in the class. The pop in his legs allows him to get off the floor quickly and rise above the rim where he can finish off transition opportunities with a highlight dunk or lob dunk. The 6-foot-4 shooting guard has dynamic playmaking ability in the open floor where he can slash his way to the basket finish with power or finesse.
, Windward – You can always count on Harris to either make a timely shot in crunch time or a high IQ decision throughout the course of a game. The 6-foot-1 shooting guard had a huge 20-point performance to lead Windward to the CIF Southern Section Division 1 championship, knocking down a handful of triples in a tight game.