The best point guard prospects in the 2017 NCAA Tournament

Lonzo Ball - UCLA. 6'5" 195. freshman. ...Ball may well be a franchise changing player in the NBA. The 2016-17 Pac-12 Freshman of the Year, is a point guard that processes at a higher speed than his fellow competitors. He sees the entire floor and he makes everyone who plays with him better. Ball averages 14.6 points (54.4% FG, 41% 3-pt., 68% FT), 6.1 rebounds, 7.7 assists, and 1.9 steals per game. He has quick reactions defensively and his he is among the small percentage of guards who have a better defensive rating than their team does. ...As a prep: McDonald's All-American. He helped Chino Hills post a perfect 35-0 record during his senior season, culminating in the 2016 CIF State Open Division Championship.


Jawun Evans - Oklahoma St. 6'0" 175. freshman. ...Evans has game-chaning speed and a low center of gravity that makes him difficult to contain. He averages 19 points (career 40% 3-pt FG) and six assists per game as a sophomore. The six assists per game was good enough to lead the Big 12. His career assist-to-turnover ratio is 2.1-to-1. Last season, he was the Big 12 Freshman of the Year. …In the summer of 2015, Evans won gold at the FIBA U19 World Championships with USA Basketball. ...As a prep: McDonald's All-American.


De'Aaron Fox - Kentucky. 6'3" 187. freshman. ...Fox is likely the fastest player with the ball in college basketball. His speed is blinding. He handles the ball like a mix-tape superstar. He averages 16.8 points, 4.1 rebounds, and 4.8 assists per game. The shooting percentages from deep are not where you want a point guard to be. Fox has taken 62 threes and made just 15 (24% 3-pt. FG). He is a 73% FT shooter which shows some degree of touch, and lends some hope to him one day being better from deep. ...His mom played basketball at Arkansas-Little Rock ...As a prep: McDonald's All-American. Shared MVP honors at the Jordan Brand Classic with fellow UK teammate Malik Monk.


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Luke Kennard - Duke. 6'5" 180. sophomore.

Monte Morris - Iowa St. 6'2" 175. Senior.

Bryant Crawford - Wake Forest. 6'3" 190. sophomore.

Theo Pinson - North Carolina. 6'6" 195. Senior.

Joel Berry - North Carolina. 6'0" 195. junior.

Nick Weiler-Babb - Iowa St. 6'5" 210. sophomore.

Frank Mason - Kansas. 5'11" 185. Senior.

Melo Trimble - Maryland. 6'3" 192. junior.

Jalen Brunson - Villanova. 6'2" 200. sophomore.