- Reggie Rankin, RecruitingNation
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- When it comes to speed and quickness with the basketball, you have to put ESPN 100 point guards Anthony Barber (Hampton, Va./Hampton) and Seton Hall commit Aquille Carr (Baltimore/Patterson) at the top of the list.
Both have been relentless putting pressure on defenses at the NBPA Top 100 Camp. Both push the ball at high speeds and are threats to take it coast to coast and finish with flair. They get into the paint at will, can score with floaters, use their court vision to deliver an assist or knock down 3s with time and space.
"I am a scoring point guard that can also get my teammates involved," said Barber, who is being pursued by Kansas, Kentucky, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Memphis, Louisville and reportedly has an upcoming unofficial visit to Alabama. "I have to be more vocal and lead but I am getting better at it."
Barber's legendary AAU coach, Boo Williams, loves the quickness of his point guard and gives him high praise.
"[Barber] can get to the basket and he has Allen Iverson quickness at times," said Williams, who also coached Iverson in high school.
Barber and Carr are both tough, competitive and fearless on both ends of the floor. However, they both need to be more vocal and to keep it simple during critical stretches in a game. But as a former coach, I understand you have to live with them attempting to hit a home run at times because they have the guts to try to get it done, and that is what makes them so good to begin with.
It is fun to watch these two point guards cause havoc and drive coaches and opposing point guards crazy.