SEC Basketball 2012: Power Ranking the Top 3 Shooting Guards

By Trevor Lowry

The SEC is filled with talented shooting guards, to say the least. It’s so much so that players like B.J Young, Trevor Lacey and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope don’t even make this list.

Let’s take a look at the best of the best in SEC basketball with the top-three shooting guards in the conference.

3. Elston Turner, Texas A&M-Turner will be entering his senior year with the Aggies. Although Texas A&M will likely have a rebuilding year, Turner is still good enough to lead this team to some victories and possibly some big upsets in the conference. Turner averaged 13.6 points per game last season, but it was his first season as a starter. This led the team in points last year and Turner will likely lead Texas A&M in points in the upcoming season as well. Look for Turner to have a big year.

2. Michael Dixon, Missouri-In just under 27 minutes per game last season, Dixon managed to score 13.5 points per game. You can bet with the departures of Marcus Denmon, Kim English and Ricardo Raliffe that Dixon will get more playing time and will have a breakout season. It will be his final season with the Tigers and it should make for a great one. Dixon isn’t only one of the best shooting guards in the SEC, but the entire nation.

1. Kenny Boynton, Florida-Boynton could very well be the best shooting guard in the nation as well as the best player in the SEC. The Gators obviously had some talent on their team last year, with Erving Walker and Bradley Beal, but Boynton still managed to lead the team in points with 15.9 points per game. Now that Boynton will be the go-to guy for the team, his production on offense is only going to go up. Boynton is a very streaky shooter, so when he is good he is really good.


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