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Signing week preview: Top available shooting guards

Jalen Green
Jalen Green (Alex Woodhouse / Jon Lopez Creative / Nike)

The early signing period is just a week away. Who is left and what do they have going on? In preparation for next week's signing period, we are taking a look at the top remaining prospects by position. Today we move on to the shooting guards where the No. 3 overall player, Jalen Green, is tops on the board.

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Jalen Green

Who's involved? Auburn, Florida State, Memphis, Oregon, UCLA and USC.

The latest: The super athletic and smooth scoring machine announced a few months back that he'll make his decision public on Christmas day and that still appears to be the plan. He's most likely done with visits and while there have been some ebbs and flows, Memphis has been considered to have the upper hand for some time now. It's just a matter of Penny Hardaway and company closing it out.

Josh Christopher

Who's involved?: Arizona State, Howard, Michigan, Missouri and UCLA.

The latest: A tough as nails competitor on both sides of the floor, Christopher is an instant impact guy as much for his defense as he is his offense. His brother, Caleb Christopher, is a freshman at Arizona State and he's got a relative on staff at Missouri and is familiar with all the campuses of his finalists. Arizona State had been considered the favorite upon landing his brother but the past few weeks there has been a lot of behind the scenes talk that UCLA has made a move and is much more viable than initially thought.

Bryce Thompson

Who's involved? Kansas, North Carolina, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State.

The latest: Thompson announced his final four schools on Sunday and he will announce his commitment next Tuesday. He's been to each of his finalists and we've had Kansas as a slight favorite over Oklahoma for the past few weeks while he's expected to watch both the Sooners and OSU play this week. Distance could be an obstacle for North Carolina.

Nimari Burnett

Who's involved? Alabama, Michigan, Oregon and Texas Tech.

The latest: We do not expect Burnett to sign early but do believe he will decide during the first half or so of his senior season. A high scoring combo guard, it seems like each time Burnett finishes a visit that school becomes the newest favorite making his one of the toughest to handicap. His recruitment appears to be the most wide open of the available shooting guards but there has been some growing Texas Tech buzz.

Who's involved? Arizona, Arizona State, Illinois, Kansas, Louisville and Wake Forest.

The latest: Miller has a final six but the chances for Kansas and Wake Forest appear to be minimal at best. Miller has seen the other finalists officially and his rumored favorite has changed a few times over the last 3-4 months. However, the chance to replace former high school teammate Ayo Dosunmu and play for his home state at Illinois is starting to sound as if it will be too much to pass up.