We recently updated our class of 2024 rankings in the state of Virginia, with a lot of new faces and movement throughout the rankings. The rankings consist of 155 prospects, making it the most in depth rankings in the state.…
We recently updated our class of 2024 rankings in the state of Virginia, with a lot of new faces and movement throughout the rankings. The rankings consist of 155 prospects, making it the most in depth rankings in the state.
We will take a look at the rankings by position over the next few days. Here’s a look at part two of our guards rankings, looking at numbers 15-6 of the points guards and combo guards in the junior class.
15)| 5’11” PG | Potomac (#47 Overall)
DeGuzman was a new addition to Potomac last season, and he came in with no issues taking over the point guard duties and was one of the top guards in the NOVA public schools this year. He’s an exciting guard to watch as he has good shift and burst off the bounce to get by defenders, he’s a good shooter who can create space and knock down shots from multiple levels and he makes great reads and plays for others too.
14)| 6’1” PG | Alexandria City (#45 Overall)
Robinson is another very talented guard in the NOVA public school area, as he had a huge junior season for Alexandria City and he’s showing a different role for AKT this spring. In high school he was the go-to guy who created shots for himself off the bounce with his quickness and ability to create space and score the ball from all over, and in AAU he’s showing his ability to set the tone on both ends and run the show and get his teammates easy looks.
13)| 6’1” PG | Highland School (#44 Overall)
Rivera was a big reason for Highland School’s run to a state championship in the VISAA D2, as he was their glue guy on both ends and shows the willingness to do whatever it takes to win. The 6’1” lead guard is a rock at the point guard position and makes great decisions and runs the show, he’s an excellent shooter when he’s off the ball and can create for himself when he needs to and he’s able to guard the other team’s best perimeter player no matter how big they are.
12)| 6’0” PG | Glen Allen (#37 Overall)
Tiller was one of the breakout players in the Richmond area this year, as the 6’0” lead guard had a great season for Glen Allen and was one of the top scorers in the area. He’s a super crafty guard who is shifty off the bounce and able to create in isolation and pick-and-roll scenarios, he has in the gym range both off the catch and off the bounce from deep and he has the ability to finish in traffic over bigger defenders too.
11)| 6’4” PG | Massanutten (#36 Overall)
Johnson played for MMA’s post grad team where he played against players that have already graduated high school as a true junior, and he shows a lot of potential moving forward. He has great size at the lead guard position with long arms and that makes him a very good on ball defender, he is excellent with the ball in his hands as he works the pick-and-roll and can turn the corner where he has good vision and finishing ability around the rim and he’s a good rebounding guard too.
10)| 6’1” CG | Radford (#30 Overall)
Cormany is one of the best players in the Roanoke/NRV area, as he helped lead Radford to a state championship birth before falling to an overpowering John Marshall team. The 6’1” combo guard is a big time shot maker that can work on or off the ball to get open, he has great footwork off the bounce to create space and gets into his shot effortlessly and he has a toughness and competitive chip to him that makes him a tough matchup.
9)| 5’8” PG | Varina (#29 Overall)
There aren’t many players in this class that have had a better high school career than Wyche so far, who has won back-to-back state championships and was named the Class 4 Player of the Year this year. While he isn’t the biggest player on the court he has a lot of winning attributes as he’s a lock down defender that pesters ball handlers the length of the court, he is very good at drawing contact when he gets downhill, he can score the ball from multiple levels and he makes plays when his team needs him to make plays.
8)| 6’4” CG | Blue Ridge (#22 Overall)
Martin was one of the breakout players in the VISAA D1 Classification this year, as he was the top scorer on a talented Blue Ridge team that made a run to the state semifinals this year. Martin has a lot of intriguing tools as he has great size for the position and is a good athlete who is smooth off the bounce and athletic when finishing, he makes shots from all three levels and can rise up and make contested shots and he plays with a good motor on the defensive end and on the glass.
7)| 6’1” PG | Freedom-Woodbridge (#21 Overall)
Riley had a monster junior season for Freedom, as he was one of the top scorers in the state and had multiple games of 30 plus points including some against very good competition. Riley is a walking bucket as he’s quick off the bounce, creates space and can score the ball from all over the floor. He can get hot quickly and scores it in bunches, he is a good finisher around the rim when he gets downhill and stays in attack mode all the time.
6)| 6’3” CG | Catholic (#20 Overall)
Rickards, in my opinion, is perhaps the most under recruited player in the state of VA, as he’s been one of the top guards in the 757 over the past three years and does it against very good competition. He is a big combo guard that has great feel as both a playmaker and a scorer, and he’s a smooth athlete that makes the game look easy. He can score the ball off the bounce from all three levels and understands angles when he gets downhill, he has great feel and instincts on the defensive end and he plays the game the right way and makes the right play consistently.