Top 10 Guards in Mens College Basketball


College basketball is loaded with a variety of talented guards. Here are the top 10 point guards in the country:

  1. Fred VanVleet, Wichita State

On Tuesday night, Wichita State was a mess. The Shockers were down 11 points to Alabama late when VanVleet (3-to-1 assist/turnover ratio) did what VanVleet does. He was responsible for the assist on Darius Carter’s game winner with 12 seconds to play.

  1. Delon Wright, Utah

The reigning Pac-12 Player of the Week entered the season surrounded by hype after his effort last season. How has Wright (16.2 PPG, 4.8 APG, 35 percent on 3s) handled that buzz? Well, he’s validated it and made a case to be considered the nation’s best point guard.

  1. Kevin Pangos, Gonzaga

Mark Few’s crew has been pegged as a possible Final Four squad. All the pieces are there. And Pangos is having his finest season overall. He has a lot of weapons, and the Zags’ offense has been so balanced because of his effectiveness (10.4 PPG, 5.4 APG, 1.3 TPG).

  1. Monte Morris, Iowa State

The Cyclones are ranked sixth in adjusted offensive efficiency per Ken Pomeroy. The fact that Morris has 52 assists and only eight turnovers has certainly been a factor in that success.

  1. Tyus Jones, Duke

He’s quiet but very effective. Everyone gets a chance to eat when Jones (9.8 PPG, 5.6 APG, 1.6 SPG) is on the court. Not easy to earn the starting point guard slot. At Duke. As a freshman.

  1. T.J. McConnell, Arizona

The veteran helped Arizona reach the Elite Eight last March, and Zona is a national title contender again this year. The Wildcats have as much talent as personality, and McConnell (6.1 APG) is the leader who keeps them together and focused.

  1. Brett Comer, Florida Gulf Coast

The mayor of Dunk City is still throwing lobs in Fort Myers, Florida. A bunch of them. Comer is the national leader in assist rate (53 percent) — assists divided by the field goals made by the player’s teammates while he is on the court — per Ken Pomeroy.

  1. Nigel Williams-Goss, Washington

The Huskies are 8-0, own a top-20 ranking and have a win over San Diego State. How? Well, the growth of this sophomore compared to last season has turned Washington into a top-tier team in the Pac-12.

  1. Ryan Harrow, Georgia State

Ron Hunter’s squad could run through the Sun Belt again. Harrow, a transfer from Kentucky, is having a monster year for the Panthers (19.9 PPG, 5.9 APG, 40 percent on 3s). Harrow & Co. could be dangerous in March.

  1. Shannon Scott, Ohio State

Aaron Craft was a special player for the Buckeyes last season. But his departure made room for Scott (fifth nationally with 7.3 APG) to slide back into his natural position. And he hasn’t disappointed for a Buckeyes squad that could challenge Wisconsin for the Big Ten title.