The 2010 NCAA recruiting class is fairly deep with over 25 guards being ranked in the top 100 prospects in the Nation by ESPN and Rivals.com. The guards vary significantly in height from 6-2 to over 6-6 and have fairly different styles of play. A number of the players are pseudo point guards who can slash and handle the ball where others are Jode-Meeks-styled catch and shoot guards with a long range. Still a bit early to tell where everyone will end up for the 2010 NCAA recruiting classes, but here’s an early attempt at the Top 5.

#1 2010 NCAA Recruiting Class Shooting Guard – Will Barton

Will Barton, 6-6, 161 pounds
Baltimore/Brewster Academy
College: Memphis
Barton has NBA height and just needs to bulk up a bit in college. He scores on drives and slashes in transition and in the lane with great length and body control.  He knocks down rhythm 3s and plays with heart and toughness.  Barton competes on every possession and is one of the highest rated prospects to ever sign with the Memphis Tigers.

#2 2010 NCAA RecruitingClass Shooting Guard – Reggie Bullock

Reggie Bullock, 6-6, 190
Kinston, N.C.
College : North Carolina

Bullock has great size and can hit the 3 ball from all over the court.His slashing capability, midrange pull-ups and deep 3-point range are all strengths.  He shoots over smaller defenders with ease and will give the Tar Heels a versatile scorer who that will prosper in the Tar Heels’ transition game.

#3 2010 NCAA Recruiting Class Shooting Guard – Dion Waiters

Dion Waiters, 6-4, 210
Philadelphia / Life Center Academy
College: Syracuse

Waiters is good on the permiter and can score off of the dribble and in transition. His ballhandling, passing and strength are similar to past well-known point guards. Although he can play the point, his strengths lie in scoring and put aside a top point guard, he will be scary to watch

#4 2010 NCAA inducting Class Shooting Guard – Jelan Kendrick
Jelan Kendrick, 6-5, 186
Marietta, Ga.  / Wheeler
College : undecided

Jelan Kendrick is a great ball handler and makes a lot of plays off of the dribble. A quick first step to go along with NBA-height, he can also knock down spot-up threes. He’s another hybrid 2 guard who can double up on the point just as easy as he can excel in the shooting guard spot.

#5 2010 NCAA Recruiting Class Shooting Guard – Trey Zeigler

Trey Zeigler, 6-5, 190
mount pleasant, Mich.  / mount pleasant
College: undecided

Zeigler is a particularly versatile guard with fantastic size and strength.  He is an above-the-rim finisher in transition who has a good midrange game.  He can post up smaller defenders and knock down 3s in the flow with space-time.

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