1. Luka Garza Iowa
2. Marcus Zegarowski Creighton
Zegarowski had a phenomenal season and was one of the most improved players in the country. He is one of the best guards in the country. Next, he is a very good shooter off the catch and dribble and plays with a great feel. Furthermore, his ability to move off the ball and make shots at a consistent rate is superior. Also, he is really good at making plays with the basketball going downhill in ball screen action. He also pulls up in transition consistently with knockdown ability. He does a good job of getting others involved with his passing ability. Zegarowski is an elite shooter and scorer who will be one of the best players in college basketball next season. Now defensively, he does a very solid job on the ball and doesn’t take any chances. He moves well laterally and is in good position off the ball as well. Zegarowski will be in contention for Big East Player of the Year and be one of the best point guards in the country.
3. Cade Cunnigham Oklahoma State
Cunnigham is staying at Oklahoma State, making them must-watch team next season despite their ineligibility for the NCAA tournament. Furthermore, he will be in completion to be the first overall pick in the 2021 NBA draft with his great size and skill. He will be a really good distributor for Oklahoma State with his size along and passing ability being a forming a great backcourt with Issac Likekele. He can get to the rim well and finishes with good touch consistently. Also, his ability to have a great feel will make him the focal point of the Oklahoma State offense. Next, his ability to defend will be good with his size and athleticism being able to move laterally well. His shooting should improve throughout the season and once that develops he will be a complete offensive threat. Cunnigham has the potential to be an All-American type player next season.
4. Sam Hauser Virginia
5. Keyontae Johnson Florida
6. Aaron Henry Michigan State
7. Corey Kispert Gonzaga
8. Jared Butler Baylor
Butler is one of the best guards in the country and had an exceptional sophomore season. Now, his scoring ability is very good and his ball control skills are really good. He also has the ability to attack in transition getting to the basket well and pulling up for perimeter jumpers. Furthermore, he has sneaky athleticism with his ability to use his speed to get by players and finish strong around the basket. Additionally, his ability to shoot off the dribble and catch is very good. Butler is the key to the Baylor offense and is very efficient with the ability to get others involved. The ability to score in one on one opportunities could improve and score in highly contested situations. Now defensively, he does a very good job of being active off the basketball and being in help consistently. Also, he does a good job of containing the ball with his activity. Butler will be one of the best point guards in the country looking to lead Baylor to a National Championship.
9. Collin Gillespie Villanova
Gillespie is the leader of Villanova and set the tone with their offensive success as he has a great feel and is as fundamentally sound as any point guard in the country. Next, he’s great in catch and shoots opportunities from deep. He also gets into the middle of the lane in great control with his jump stop and the ability to pass or shoot. Furthermore, he’s really good at getting others in scoring positions, and dribble penetration is great with his ball and head fakes. Additionally, an area he could get better in creating his shot off the dribble and making shots with contested defense. He moves really well without the basketball and gets set up in a scoring position. Also, he’s a tough player who will scrap for everything and fits perfectly into the Villanova scheme and culture. Defensively, he’s really solid with his overall positioning and effort. He does a good job of taking away space for the guard and fighting through screens. Gillespie will be one of the best point guards in the country and will look to lead Villanova to a National Championship.
10. Davion Mitchell Baylor
Mitchell is a very productive player on both ends of the floor and is a major key to Baylor’s success. He moves really well off the basketball with the ability to make the catch and shoot threes as well as drives off dribble handoffs. Mitchell is great in transition with his athleticism and ability to get to the rim very effectively. Next, he’s quick with the ball and has good size but he can improve his ability to finish through contact. Also, he’s really good in ball screen situations allowing him to attack and pull back for threes. His ability to improve his shot off the dribble and his overall strength will allow Mitchell to get to the next level offensively. Now defensively, he is one of the best defenders in the country with his ability to harass the ball handler and his lateral movement to stay in front at all times is very impressive. His length is really good as well and he denies very effectively by forcing turnovers for transition opportunities. His overall effort and technique defensively are exceptional on and off the ball. Mitchell will be apart of one of the best teams in the country next season and look to be even more of a threat offensively.
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