Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Top Unsigned Point Guards
Nino Jackson - Jackson, a 6-2 point guard from Ardmore High School (OK.), is one of the top options for programs looking for a point guard in the class of 2012. He's a very capable of playing both positions on the floor and would be a great addition for an up-tempo team that likes to run. His athleticism is off-the-charts and his ability to finish around the rim is solid. A lot of programs are after him but as far as who is still unknown. His recruitment has been very quiet for months now.
Ray Lee - At 6-3, Lee is a capable point that flirted with committing to Rhode Island weeks ago. However, he didn't and that could prove to work in his favor. As one of the only good point guards left in the 2012 class it'll be hard to see programs not try to play their hand with the athletic one. He's quick, can finish at the rim and has a solid jumper. He'll definitely show what he's work so hard to prove and that is that he can play the one at the college level.
Sam Cassell Jr - Cassell is a nice floor general with a good understanding of the game. His offensive game is solid and he can score in many ways, while his long frame allows him to come up with a lot of defensive plays against smaller guards. Maryland has emerged as the leader for his services after his recent visit to their Midnight Madness festivities. However, he is also exercising other Division-I offers as well.
Jonathan Milligan - Milligan, a 6-2 guard, could easily be the top uncommitted point guard in the country. He had a huge summer and broke out of the scene. He has a unique game that features elite athleticism and quickness. He doesn't have any offers but that will easily change as more teams continue to see his improvement. Right now, North Carolina State is the only high-major interested. Creighton, Fresno State, Jacksonville State and Townson are all interested as well.
Derrick Randolph - Randolph is a solid 5-7 but that doesn't take high-majors eyes off him. Arizona, California, DePaul, Michigan State and Villanova, have all taken a good look at the guard and with the Blue Demons need for a point guard, Randolph could be there guy. He doesn't have any offers but after transferring from Whitney Young to Hyde Park, he'll have the ability to show just why he deserves one.
Madison Jones - Jones is a great playmaker with good handle. He stands 6-0 and because of his play this summer alongside five-star guard Rodney Purvis, many look at him as a two. However, he has shown the ability to play the one and is very capable at the position. He has offers from Charlotte, Drake, Georgia Southern, Marshall, Richmond, Seton Hall and Tulsa, along with interest from NC State, Virginia and Western Kentucky. He's very wide open.
Tariq Carey - I think if Carey got a little more attention, more schools would be after him. He definitely has improved a ton on his point guard skills and his basketball IQ as well. His passing skills are great and once he decides to focus on his jump shot, he'll be a threat on the next level. La Salle, TCU and Virginia are really interested with more school playing their hand daily.