Top 10 Best Guards In College Basketball 2016

The world of college basketball has seen a lot of great players go through it this season. There are ten guards though who have been the best in the whole country along the way however. Some players will surprise casual college basketball fans but each of these ten players deserves the recognition that they get.
Here are the top ten guards in college basketball for 2016.

Buddy Hield, Oklahoma

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(Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)


There is few players as good as Hield has been this season and with him averaging 25.1 points and 5.5 rebounds a game, he is going to win player of the year probably. The 6-4 senior has a bright professional career ahead of him if he can keep up this scoring average.

Anthony Barber, N.C. State

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(Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)


Barber has been a beast all season long for the Wolfpack and just scored 32 points against North Carolina on February 24. He is going to lead his team into the ACC Tournament soon looking for a miracle to make the NCAA Tournament. Barber is averaging 23.5 points, 4.6 rebounds and 4.5 assists a game.


Grayson Allen, Duke

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(Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)


Allen has had his issues on the court with some incidents but is still a very solid guard at 6-5 who averages 20.9 points, 4.6 rebounds and 3.6 assists a game. The Blue Devils are probably very happy to have him on the court and Allen’s emergence is going to send Duke deep into the tournament.


Stefan Moody, Ole Miss

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(Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)


Look out for Moody moving on to the next level. He is averaging 23 points, 3.2 rebounds and 4.3 assists a game at just 5-10 and the senior just keeps getting better. If he can get the Rebels into March Madness, it will be well worth watching him play in the tournament.

Denzel Valentine, Michigan State

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(Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images)


If there was an award for two straight solid seasons over the last two years, Valentine would win it. He is averaging 19.6 points, 7.6 rebounds and 7.3 assists a game with his big 6-5 frame. The Spartans will be leaning heavily on him in the coming week as the Lansing native tries to get Tom Izzo another title.


Kevin Punter, Tennessee

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(Photo by Tommy Gilligan/Getty Images)


It is Punter’s second season with the Volunteers but he has taken his game to a completely different level this season. He is averaging 22.2 points, 3.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game right now. Tennessee will need a ton of help to make the tournament but Punter has been the big bright spot.


Andrew Andrews, Washington

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(Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr/Getty Images)


Some players get better with age. This is the story of Andrews who in his senior year now is averaging 20.3 points, 5.9 rebounds and 4.6 assists a game for a Huskies team that is on the edge of the NCAA Tournament. He isn’t the greatest shooter out there but just keeps firing.


Jamal Murray, Kentucky

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(Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)


Murray is a freshman who has made a major impact on the college basketball scene. He is averaging 19.4 points, 4.8 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game for the Wildcats this season. John Calipari has to be happy that he found his Ontario native north of the border.


Jeremy Senglin, Weber State

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(Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)


There may be some people who forget about players like Senglin at the smaller schools but he is averaging 18.4 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.7 assists a game for the Wildcats. Weber State was 21-7 as of February 25 and could make the NCAA Tournament. Watch for Senglin then.


Max Landis, IPFW

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(Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)


Before falling off the chair, Landis is one of the deadliest three-point shooters in the country while making 47.4% of his long-range shots. Landis is also averaging 18.6 points, 2.2 rebounds and 3.6 assists a game for Indiana-Purdue-Fort Wayne. He is someone who will score a No. 2 seed in the tournament.

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