2011 PG crop is somewhat lacking
June, 18, 2010
By Michael LaPlante, ESPN Recruiting
The 2011 class has a lot of outstanding talent that is sure to grace an elite level program and then an NBA team's roster in the near future, but if you are an upper level program in search of a true point guard the ability to evaluate will be a major factor in finding an impact one. As one ACC assistant coach said to me, "This may be one of the leanest years in terms of sheer numbers of high-level point guards and it seems that everyone is looking for one." Compared to the past couple years where point guards dominated the All-American teams, (e.g. 2009 with John Wall, Abdul Gaddy, Maalik Wayns, Tommy Mason-Griffin and 2010 with Kyrie Irving, Josh Selby, Brandon Knight, Cory Joseph, Kendall Marshall, Ray McCallum, Ryan Harrow and Joe Jackson) this class is thin in elite level players at the most crucial position. The top two point guards -- Marquis Teague (Indianapolis, Ind./Pike) and Myck Kabongo (Toronto, Can./Findley Prep) along with Shannon Scott (Alpharetta, Ga./Milton), Marquis Rankin (Charlotte, N.C./Vance), Jamal Branch (Arlington, Texas/Grace Prep) are already off the board.