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Opportunity knocks for fringe 100 PGs

9/27/2012

With Demetrius Jackson, the No. 19 player in the ESPN 100, off the board following his commitment to Notre Dame, five uncommitted point guards remain in the ESPN 100.

Point guard is the most important position on the floor in college hoops and is in high demand every recruiting cycle. Schools that still need a point guard stress until they land one, and teams that have one are looking to build depth at the position. That's the case for any team hoping to win at a high level, which means the quintet of Andrew Harrison (No. 2 overall player), Roddy Peters (43), Stevie Clark (60), Rysheed Jordan (64) and Tim Quarterman (65) can expect several coaches to put on the full-court press in the coming weeks.

The shortage of remaining ESPN 100 point guards should open the door for several fringe prospects and a host of rapidly emerging lead guards, such as Frank Mason (Petersburg, Va./Massanutten Military), who will visit Kansas this weekend.

It is possible that the ESPN 100 might not have one available point guard by the end of the early signing period. But several fringe guys hope to take advantage of the situation.

Other point guards who could garner a few additional calls are Benji Bell (Pompano Beach, Fla./Massanutten Military), Julian Jacobs (Las Vegas/Desert Pines), Ikenna Iroegbu (Elk Grove, Calif./Oak Hill Academy), Jevon Thomas (Queens, N.Y./St. John's NW Military), Jaaron Simmons (Kettering, Ohio/Alter), Jack Gibbs (Westerville, Ohio/North), Leo Smith (Oakland, Calif./Oakland Tech), Leo Vincent (Bensalem, Pa./Bensalem), D'Erryl Williams (Sacramento, Calif./Sheldon), Jaylen Brantley (Springfield, Mass./Notre Dame Prep), Brandon Randolph (Inglewood, Calif./Inglewood) and Josh Dawson (Kinston, N.C./Kinston), to name a few.