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Which Former Top-100 Guard Would you Rather Have?

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Zeb Jackson poses for a photo at VCU media day

With seven former top-100 prospects transferring into the Atlantic-10 this offseason, multiple programs within the conference are set for a big splash of talent from the Power-5 level.

Specifically looking at the guard position between the likes of Anthony Harris joining Rhode Island, Zeb Jackson arriving at VCU, and Rahsool Diggins transferring to UMass, there are several names that should have a significant impact around the A-10 from day 1 of the 2022/23 season. 

But with similar storylines surrounding these three commodities as they enter the conference such as the former top-100 tagline, a lack of production or minutes at the high-major level, and now each transferring for the first time, which of these three in Anthony Harris (Rhode Island), Zeb Jackson (VCU), and Rahsool Diggins (UMass) would you rather have?

Harris initially jumps off the page as the most experienced garnering a ranking as high as 61st with the Class of 2019 Top 100 and having finished three seasons at North Carolina, but the three-point specialist only appeared in a total of 35 games at UNC averaging 2.6 PPG with .6 APG last year.

While not ranked as highly only earning the 77th spot in ESPN’s Class of 2020 Top 100, Jackson has shown slightly more production than Harris averaging 3.3 PPG and 1.5 RPG at Michigan last season albeit with far less consistency having only made four appearances in 2021/22 before announcing his decision to transfer.

Diggins rounds out the trio as the most inexperienced, joining UMass after just one season at UConn averaging .8 PPG but also represents the most potential being listed as the 58th prospect on ESPN’s Top 100 for the Class of 2021 with the 6-foot-2 guard bolstering a speedy all-around game.

With all three set to battle for starting minutes with their respective programs which former top-100 guard would you want on your roster?

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